AFC Champions League

This week history was made in the Asian Champions League, as Kitchee of Hong Kong beat ten-man Kashiwa Reysol of Japan. It came in dramatic fashion also with a great goal from Cheng Chin-Lung in the 92nd minute. 

A crowd of over 7,000 were in the Hong Kong stadium to witness history being made. Not many you can imagine came with huge hope after Kitchee had lost three games in a row in the Champions League conceding ten goals. 

The man from Hong Kong Cheng Chin-Lung said after the match “I’m excited and happy for two reasons. One: a very valuable three points, and the other a first-ever goal in the AFC Champions League. It will bring me more confidence.”

If Kitchee where to get a win in the Champions League this is where it is thought it would be although it would still have been seen as a huge shock.  Excitement grew for the home side also when Kashiwa defender Masashi Kamekawa was sent off inside the first 10 minutes.

Kashiwa still did have the share of the possession and the chances despite being a man down but Kitchee plugged away and got the historic win.

You can find the highlights from the game below and a list of the other results in the Champions League this week.

Lokomotiv 1-2 Al Duhail   

Al Wahda 3-0 Zob Ahan  

Al Rayyan 2-1 Al Hilal   

Esteghlal 1-1 Al Ain    

Melbourne Victory 1-0 Kawasaki Frontale
Kashima Antlers 1-1 Sydney  

Ulsan 0-1 Shanghai SIPG   

Shanghai Shenhua 0-2 Suwon Bluewings    

Tractor Sazi 1-1 Al Jazira   

Al Wasl 0-1 Persepolis    

Al Sadd 4-0 Nasaf   

Al Ahli 1-1 Al Gharafa  

Jeju United 0-2 Guangzhou Evergrande  

Cerezo Osaka 2-2 Buriram United
Kitchee 1-0 Kashiwa Reysol  

Tianjin Quanjian 4-2 Jeonbuk Motors

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