AFC Champions League 2010 – Round of 16

The Asian Champions League Round of 16 knockout matches begin tomorrow night with four matches followed by another four on Wednesday.

In the East, the top team from Group A, Qatar’s Al Gharafa, will host Group C runners-up Pakhtakor in Doha whilst Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab, who finished top of Group C, take on Iranian outfit Esteghlal who were Group A’s second side.

In the West, Group G winners Suwon Bluewings take on China’s Beijing Guoan in Korea as Seongnam Ilhwa will also play a home game after finishing first in Group E against Japan’s Gamba Osaka.

On Wednesday, Zob Ahan from Iran are at home against Mes Kerman with Al Hilal, top of Group D, will meet Group B runner-up Bunyodkor.

Japanese club Kashima Antlers were rewarded with top place in Group F with a home clash with Korea’s Pohang Steelers whilst Australia’s sole representative, Adelaide United, host a fourth Korean club, Jeonbuk Motors.

Asian Champions Round of 16 schedule

Tuesday, May 11

Al Gharafa (QAT) v Pakhtakor (UZB), Al Gharafa Sports Club, Doha (19:20)
Al Shabab (KSA) v Esteghlal (IRN), King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh (20:45)

Suwon Bluewings (KOR) v Beijing Guoan (CHN), Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon (19:30)
Seongnam Ilhwa (KOR) v Gamba Osaka (JPN), Tancheon Sports Complex, Seongnam (19:30)

Wednesday, May 12

Zobahan (IRN) v Mes Kerman (IRN), Foolad Shahr Stadium, Esfahan (19:00)
Al Hilal (KSA) v Bunyodkor (UZB), King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh (20:45)

Kashima Antlers (JPN) v Pohang Steelers (KOR), Kashima Soccer Stadium, Ibaraki (19:00)
Adelaide United (AUS) v Jeonbuk Motors (KOR), Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide (19:30)

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