Asian Champions League – Match day 1

The second part of Match day 1 of Asian Champions League occurred last night and provided us with a fairly big upset.

The second part of Match day 1 of Asian Champions League occurred last night and provided us with a fairly big upset.

Last year’s champions, Korean club Pohang Steelers, were defeated 1-0 by A-League outfit Adelaide United who finished on the bottom of the table in the domestic competition this season after being runners-up in 2008/09.

But their success in Asia is no fluke as they made the final of the 2008 version of the ACL, only to go down to Japan’s Gamba Osaka.

Score Summaries:
Group C

Al Ain (UAE): 0
Pakhtakor (UZB): 1 (Artur Gevozkyan 66’)

Al Shabab (KSA): 1 (Faisal Al-sultan 69’)
Sepahan (IRN): 1 (Jalal Hosseini 13’)

Group D

Al Sadd (QAT): 0
Al Hilal (KSA): 3 (Yasser Al Qahtani 9’, 66’, Thiago Neves 90’)

Mes Kerman (IRN): 4 (Mostafa Sayfi 20’, Mehdi Rajabzadeh 75’, 85’, Ali Abbas Samereh 90’)
Al Ahli (UAE): 2 (Salem Khamis Faraj 45’, Mehrzad Madanchi 57’)

Group G

Suwon Bluewings (KOR): 0
Gamba Osaka (JPN): 0

Henan Jianye (CHN): 0
Singapore Armed Forces (SIN): 0

Group H

Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN): 0
Shandong Luneng (CHN): 1 (Han Peng 78’)

Adelaide United (AUS): 1 (Mathew Leckie 45’)
Pohang Steelers (KOR): 0

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