AFC Cup 2018 Group stage Matchday 1 results Group D, Group I

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FC Istiklol vs FK Ahal 1-0

Istiklol started with the right foot their campaign and will be looking to reach as far as possible in this year´s edition .

Alay Osh vs Altyn Asyr 3-6

Alay are present for the 2nd year in a row in the AFC Cup group stage

Benfica Macau vs Hang Yuen (Chinese Taipei) 3-2

Historic victory from Benfica Macau! Their 1st ever victory in an AFC competition group stage

They have played in the qualifying playoffs in the past years

April 25 vs Hwaebul, DPR Korean derby, April 25 won 1-0

Historic match because for the 2nd year in a row in the AFC Cup group stage 2 clubs from DPR Korea play against each other.

April 25 holds the supremacy in the recent confrontations, last year vs Kigwancha and now vs debutants Hwebil

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FC Salzburg vs German clubs in European competitions

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FC Salzburg greatest success was reaching the 1993-94 UEFA Cup final as SV Austria Salzburg where they lost it vs FC Internazionale Milano, in that year they defeated 2 German cluubs in their route to play the final

This is the list of teams that FC Salzburg has played against German clubs in all their history at European competitions

Fortuna Düsseldorf  (1980-81 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup)

Eintracht Frankfurt  (1993-94 UEFA Cup)

Karlsruher SC  (1993-94 UEFA Cup)

FC Schalke 04  (2016-17 UEFA Europa League)

Borussia Dortmund (2017-18 UEFA Europa League)

FC Zenit St Petersburg vs German clubs

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The following list shows all the German clubs that Zenit has played against:

Dynamo Dresden (DDR) (1981-82 UEFA Cup)

1.FC Nürnberg (2007-08 UEFA Cup)

VfB Stuttgart (1989-90 and 2008-09 UEFA Cup)

Borussia Dortmund (2013-14 UEFA Europa League)

Bayer Leverkusen (2007-08 UEFA Cup and 2014-15 UEFA Champions League)

Alemannia Aachen (2004-05 UEFA Cup)

FC Bayern München (2007-08 UEFA Cup)

RB Leipzig (2017-18 UEFA Europa League)

 

 

CSKA Moskva vs French clubs

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CSKA Moskva has played against the following French clubs since they started their participation in European competitions in the 1971-72 season

Olympique Marseille (1992-93 UEFA Champions League and 2005-06 UEFA Cup)

Olympique Lyon (2017-18 UEFA Europa League)

Paris Saint Germain FC (2003-04 UEFA Champions League)

AS Monaco (2016-17 UEFA Champions League)

AS Nancy Lorraine (2008-09 UEFA Cup)

Lille LOSC (2011-12 UEFA Champions League)

Auxerre (2004-05 UEFA Cup)

Dynamo Kyiv vs Italian clubs

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Dynamo Kyiv have a rich tradition of partipation in European cups and has played against many Italian clubs

Dynamo has played against the following Italian clubs

AC Fiorentina (1969-70 European Cup quarterfinals, 1989-90 UEFA Cup 3rd round and 2014-15 UEFA Europa League quarterfinals)

S.S. Lazio (1999-2000 UEFA Champions League

FC Internazionale Milano

SSC Napoli

Juventus

AS Roma

AFC Cup 2018 Qualifying playoffs preview

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Ahal FK (Turkmenistan) vs FK Khudjand (Tajikistan)

Its the first time that both teams will play each other, the winner will go directly to Group D of the Central Asian zone with Istiklol Dushanbe, Altyn Asyr from Turkmenistan and Alay Osh from Kyrgyzstan.

Its the 2nd participation of Ahal in Asian competition, their only one until today was in 2015

For Khudjand this will be their 4th participation in Asian competition, last time they particiáted in the AFC Cup was at this same stage but they lost vs Alhi Al Khaleel from Palestine.

Except for Alhi Al Khaleel, all the teams that Khudjand has faced in their Asian club competitions adventure were from Central Asia, from the former Soviet republics, Pakhtakor (UZB), FC Kaisar Kyzylorda (KAZ) and now Ahal (TKM).

Erchim (Mongolia) vs Hwaebul (DPR Korea

Hwaebul will make their debut in an Asian club competition and look to qualify and become in another North Korean club who has played at the group stage of an Asian club competition but they face a familiar name in Asian football like Erchim, who has played in the now defunct AFC President´s Cup and AFC Cup and this will be the 4rd time that the Mongolians will play against North Korea opposition, last year they played vs April 25th and Kigwancha losing against both teams in DPR Korea and at home soil and in the 2014 and final edition of the AFC President´s Cup they played vs Rimyongsu in the Final stage losing 5-0 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.