AFC Cup 2015 Group C Action

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Today marks an historic day for Turkmen football, Ahal recorded their first ever victory at the AFC Cup Group stage winning in the last minute vs Arbil while Istiklol Dushanbe draw 2-2 vs current champions Qadsia SC from Kuwait .

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ACL2015 group stage

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Hi everyone! we completed the half part of the ACL group stage and this has been the performance of J League clubs so far

Gamba Osaka        1 point
Urawa Reds           0 Pts
Kashima Antlers   0 pts
Kashiwa Reysol     7 pts

Performance of Uzbek clubs

Pakhtakor     4 pts
Nasaf             4 pts
Bunyodkor   1 point
Lokomotiv    1 point

 

ACL15 Matchday 2 Al Shabab (KSA) vs Pakhtakor (UZB)

 

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Pakhtakor started with the right foot winning on Matchday 1 vs Naft Tehran and they want to keep their winning streak on this Matchday 2 but they visit a difficult venue that is King Fahd Stadium to play vs Al Shabab.

They havent won in this venue in all their ACL history, their record against Saudi teams is negative, they have lost almost all matches:

Matchfacts

Pakhtakor

Its the 2nd time that both teams face each other, the previous encounter was in 2010, Pakhtakor lose 2-1:

Last time they visited King Fahd was vs Al Nassr in 2011 but they lose 4-0:

Pakhtakor ACL record vs Saudi clubs playing away

Their only victory playing away was vs Al Ettifaq 2-1 in the ACL 2009 Round of 16.

in 2013 they lost vs Ettifaq 2-0, in 2012 vs Al Ittihad 4-0 , 2011 vs Al Nassr 4-0, 2010 vs Al Shabab 2-1 , in 2009 vs Al Hilal 2-0, in 2007 vs Al Hilal 2-0 and  in 2005 3-0 vs Al Alhi Jeddah.

 

 

 

Bunyodkor vs Persepolis

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Bunyodkor comes from drawing vs Al Nassr 1-1, they were near to get a historic victory but the Saudies denied the Uzbeks to get the victory, on this matchday 2 Bunyodkor will try to return to the winning ways when they face Persepolis at Bunyodkor stadium in Tashkent.

Matchfacts:

FC Bunyodkor

Its the 3rd time that both clubs face each other.

Last time that Bunyodkor played vs Persepolis was in 2011 and the match ended

The 1st time they met was at ACL 2009 Round of 16 at Azadi stadium in Tehran with Bunyodkor winning 1-0, Rivaldo scored the winning goal from the penalty box.

Bunyodkor home record vs Iranian teams is 2 victories(vs Sepahan and Saipa in 2008), 3 draws(vs Persepolis in 2011, Sepahan in 2009 and Foolad in 2014), 1 lose(vs Zob Ahan in 2010).

 

 

Urawa Reds vs Brisbane Roar

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Both losers from Matchday 1 are looking to get their 1st win in the tournament this year.

Matchfacts

Its the 1st time that both teams face each other

Last and only time Urawa Reds played against an Australian team was in 2007 vs Sydney FC.

Its the 2nd time that Brisbane Roar will play vs a Japanese club, the previous encounter was in 2012 vs FC Tokyo