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Al Ittihad into ACL last-8 despite Benzema gaffe

Toma Tabatadze's late own goal spared Karim Benzema's blushes as the defender gifted Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad a 2-1 win over Navbahor of Uzbekistan on Thursday to set up an Asian Champions League quarterfinal meeting with compatriots Al-Hilal.

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Ronaldo strikes as Al Nassr reach ACL quarters

Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr advanced to the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday as the Riyadh-based side beat fellow Saudi Pro League outfit Al Fayha 2-0 to complete a 3-0 aggregate victory.

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Ronaldo scores 1st goal of '24 in Asian CL win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of 2024 to give Al Nassr a 1-0 win over fellow Saudi Arabian club Al Fayha on Wednesday in the first leg of the Asian Champions League's round of 16.

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Source: Benzema dropped amid feud with coach

Karim Benzema has been dropped for Al Ittihad's crucial AFC Champions League game against Navbahor amid an ongoing feud with coach Marcelo Gallardo, a source told ESPN.

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Holders Urawa keep Asian CL hopes alive

Title holders Urawa Red Diamonds kept their hopes of a place in the Asian Champions League knockout stages alive on Wednesday as Jose Kante's 90th-minute strike earned Maciej Skorza's side a 2-1 win over China's Wuhan Three Towns.

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Al Hilal advance in ACL despite 2 missed pens

Four-times winners Al Hilal confirmed their place in the last 16 of this year's Asian Champions League on Tuesday after the Saudi Pro League side beat Uzbekistan's Navbahor 2-0 despite a pair of missed penalties from Salem Al-Dawsari.

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Honest Ronaldo gets ref to overturn own penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo's honesty helped to nullify a penalty he was awarded as his 10-man Al-Nassr side held on to draw with Persepolis of Iran 0-0 in the Asian Champions League on Monday.

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Ronaldo, Al Nassr book ACL round-of-16 place

Al-Nassr booked their place in the knockout rounds of the Asian Champions League on Monday as the Saudi Pro League side claimed a 0-0 draw with Iran's Persepolis despite playing most of the game in Riyadh with 10 men.

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Melbourne City fall 1-0 to Thailand's Buriram in ACL

Melbourne City have suffered the first defeat of their Asian Champions League campaign and missed the chance to put one foot in the round of 16, falling to a 1-0 home defeat against Thai side Buriram United.

AFC Champions League Ladder

Group AGPWDLGDP
Al-Ain6501+815
Al Fayha6303+29
Pakhtakor Tashkent6213-37
Ahal6114-74
Group BGPWDLGDP
Nasaf Quarshi6321+411
Al Sadd6222+48
Sharjah6222-18
Al-Faisaly6204-76
Group CGPWDLGDP
Al Ittihad6501+715
Sepahan6312+810
Air Force Club6312+210
AGMK6006-170
Group DGPWDLGDP
Al Hilal6510+1416
Navbahor6411+513
Nassaji Mazandaran6204-36
Mumbai City FC6006-160
Group EGPWDLGDP
Al Nassr6420+614
Persepolis622208
Al Duhail621307
Istiklol6033-63
Group FGPWDLGDP
Bangkok United6411+313
Jeonbuk Motors6402+312
Lion City Sailors6204-46
Kitchee6114-24
Group GGPWDLGDP
Yokohama F. Marinos6402+512
Shandong Taishan6402+712
Incheon United6402+512
Kaya6006-170
Group HGPWDLGDP
Ventforet Kofu6321+311
Melbourne City FC6231+29
Zhejiang Professional FC6213-47
Buriram United6204-16
Group IGPWDLGDP
Kawasaki Frontale6510+1116
Ulsan Hyundai6312+410
Johor Darul Ta'zim6303-29
BG Pathum United6006-130
Group JGPWDLGDP
Pohang Steelers6510+916
Urawa Red Diamonds6213+37
Hanoi6204-96
Wuhan Three Towns6123-35