Combined results for Asian leaders
May 20 2016

Traditional powerhouses were inside mixed moods following their contrasting performances from the Round of 16 first leg matches on the AFC Champions League 2016. Former champions Urawa Red Diamonds triumphed 1-0 in your own home but both former invariably winners Al Ain and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors were held into their respective matches. Meanwhile, El Jaish and Al-Nasr put one foot in the quarter-finals following their respective big wins and FC Tokyo are about the verge of making historical past after prevailing 2-1 in your own home against Shangai SIPG. Join as we evaluate the action across Most of asia. fifa 17 Coins

The match
Shandong Luneng 1-1 Questionnaire FC
Sydney FC continued their hopeful follow playing out a 1-1 sketch at Shandong Luneng. The precious away stage provides Graham Arnold's visitors which has a slight edge heading in the return leg in some sort of week's time, with a goalless sketch enough to send them through. Having progressed to the knockout stage for the 1st time after winning a group, which featured a titanic ship trio in holders Guangzhou Evergrande, Urawa Red Diamonds and Pohang Steelers, the A-League side are expected to preserve their surprise packages draw.

As shown during your group phase, Sydney FC demonstrated their trademark resilience since they held off the host's unyielding attacking moves. Vedran Janjetovic pushed to be able to his side to deny Walter Montillo from your spot early on prior to David Carney headed the visitors in front inside 15 minutes. After the half, Diego Tardelli equalised upon 56 minutes to re-ignite expectations for Shandong. However, the impressive Janjetovic along with the woodwork combined to irritate the hosts' attackers while Sydney FC left which has a draw.

The surprise
Lekhwiya 0-4 El Jaish
Pitted against each other within an all-Qatari affair, this pair should be no strangers to one another having met in 19 games in all competitions within the last four years. And it was the house side that entered the reunion with sort of mental edge with a pair of more victories, including outplaying El Jaish within a 2-1 win in past Friday's Emir Cup semi-final encounter to storm to the final for initially.

With Lekhwiya expected to develop on their head-to-head file, however, the visitors pulled off what became the biggest stunner on the matchday. Brazilian striker Romarinho opened the scoring for your visitors before Moroccan Abderrazak Hamdallah as well as Tunisian Mohammad Mathnany struck either side of half-time to set the game beyond doubt. With four minutes still left, Romarinho sealed the triumph regarding his second, which moved El Jaish for the verge of progression.

The other attractions
Substitute Salem Saleh obtained in each half seeing that Al-Nasr thrashed Teraktor-Sazi 4-1 in your own home. Ahmed Al Yassi put the property side in front for the quarter-hour mark before Saleh doubled the lead ahead of the break. Augusto Cesar may include halved the deficit with the visitors but Saleh struck again to bring back their two-goal lead and Mahmoud Khamis put a seal towards the rout with a amazing long-range effort.

Leonardo cancelled out Besart Berisha's first opener for hosts Melbourne Victory as Jeonbuk Motors shared spoils while using A-League side in a 1-1 stalemate. However, it is the K-League champions that could count on their aside draw and goal entering the return leg in your house.

The same can always be said of Iranian aspect Zob-Ahan, who came from driving to draw hosts 's Ain 1-1. Teenage striker Mohammadreza Abbasi obtained the equaliser 16 minutes from time for you to cancel out Douglas' early opener for the reason that visitors earned a hard-fought point.

Uzbekistan international goalkeeper Ignatiy Nesterov excelled during as Lokomotiv Tashkent placed hosts Al Hilal with a goalless draw. In the process, Nesterov repeatedly denied the dominant Saudis as the visitors returned home using a point-a result that managed their undefeated run during this campaign.

Kota Mizunuma scored any brace as FC Tokyo edged Shanghai SIPG 2-1 at home. The midfielder broke the deadlock by having a free-kick before the bust, and despite Wu Lei sketching the scoreline level shortly after the restart, the dynamic attacker sealed the victory having a wonderful strike.

Tomoya Ugajin netted the only goal inside 14 moments as Urawa Red Gemstones saw off FC Seoul 1-0 at your home. The K-League visitors threw everything forward within the second half but the particular much-expected equaliser didn't come because of the profligacy in front of goal.

The player
With four goals to help his name, Moroccan international Abderazak Hamdallah is usually El Jaish's top scorer in this particular AFC Champions League campaign. Despite moving from Guangzhou R&F to partake of the Qatari side only last year, the 25-year-old wasted no time in establishing his ace-striker place along with his new club. He finished the Qatar Superstars League as top-marksman together with 22 goals in the debut season as El Jaish enclosed the runners-up place and therefore the qualification for future year's AFC Champions Little league. His goalscoring form will be key for El Jaish to visit further in this plan.

The stat
2 - Zob-Ahan and Lokomotiv Tashkent are classified as the only two sides to stay undefeated in this campaign following away draws in their respective matches.

What they said
“I think Tokyo were a little bit better than we were within the first half. Then in the second half we came back very well and played out good football. We could have carried out better, but this competition (Round of 16) continues for another 90 moments. So we’ll see what’s taking place next Tuesday. Everything can happen in addition to we’ll see, " Shanghai SIPG mentor Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Round of 16 initial leg results
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Al Hilal 0-0 Lokomotiv Tashkent
Al-Nasr 4-1 Teraktor-Sazi
Al Ain 1-1 Zob-Ahan
Lekhwiya 0-4 El Jaish
Melbourne Victory 1-1 Jeonbuk Generators
FC Tokyo 2-1 Shanghai SIPG
Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 FC Seoul
Shandong Luneng 1-1 Questionnaire FC.



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