Saudi Arabia's three giants are marching on in the AFC Champions League. And with a fourth team joining them, expectations might even have been exceeded.
As the AFC Champions League group stage reaches its business end, we take a closer look at which teams could advance and which are already out.
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.
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.
After making history in the AFC Champions League last season, JDT will now have to overcome the setback of an early group-stage elimination this year.
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.
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.
Not that it really bothered him but, after missing out on last season's SPL Player of the Year award, Maxime Lestienne was not going to be denied in 2023.
Lion City Sailors claimed their biggest win the AFC Champions League yet on Wednesday as they downed two-time champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
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.
As they claimed another thrilling win over Ulsan Hyundai, JDT's indomitable spirit means they remain very much alive in the 2023-24 AFC Champions League.
Michael and Mitrovic scored after Mehtab Singh got sent off as Al Hilal eased past Mumbai City
With the 2023-24 AFC Champions League group stage at its halfway mark, who's on course for the last 16? And who's in danger of missing out?
The good, the bad and the ugly. That's how some of football's biggest stars have fared as they grace the AFC Champions League for the first time.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a spectacular double as Al-Nassr stayed perfect in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, the Saudi Pro League outfit getting a 4-3 win in Riyadh over Al Duhail from Qatar.
JDT are gunning to reach the AFC Champions League round of 16 for the second season running. As things stand, they have plenty of work on their hands.
Al Hilal breezed past Mumbai City without Neymar -- but how far can they go in the AFC Champions League in the absence of their Brazilian star?
Some big names announced their arrival in the AFC Champions League while there was joy for a number of ASEAN hopefuls on match day 2.
Neymar scored his first goal since his high profile move to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday as Al-Hilal defeated Iran's Nassaji Mazandaran 3-0 in Tehran's Azadi Stadium.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored an important breakthrough goal for Al Nassr to spark his team's 3-1 Asian Champions League rally over Istiklol on Monday at Al Awal Park.
Al-Ittihad's Asian Champions League match with Iran's Sepahan was called off on Monday after the Saudi team refused to leave their dressing-room due to a statue of an assassinated Iranian general being placed at the entrance to the pitch.
From mixed results for Saudi Arabia's giants to slow starts by Southeast Asia's hopefuls, here's what we learned from the opening action of the 2023-24 AFC Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr made their numerical advantage count against 10-man Persepolis as the Saudi Pro League side kicked off their Asian Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win.
Maxime Lestienne has plenty of confidence. There's good reason for that. And he will now take that into Lion City Sailors' sophomore AFC Champions League campaign.
Neymar made his first start for Al Hilal in a 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan's Navbahor in the Asian Champions League in Riyadh .
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