AFC Champions League

Muriqui determined to put icing on cake for Guangzhou

Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Muriqui has scored 13 times in 12 games in the AFC Champions League this season. Photo: AFP

Chinese football has been waiting impatiently for a team capable of being crowned kings of Asian football and Brazilian striker Muriqui believes Guangzhou Evergrande can end the nation’s two-decade absence from the summit.

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 7:32pm

Think big, urges Lippi after Guangzhou thrash Aussies

Guangzhou Evergrande's Luis Muriqui tussles for the ball against Central Coast's Trent Sainsbury at Tianhe Stadium. Photo: AFP

Guangzhou Evergrande confirmed their place in the draw for the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League, but reaching the last eight for the second season in a row will not be enough to satisfy World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi.

23 May 2013 - 5:42am

Beijing Guoan's AFC title challenge hits the rocks

Beijing Guoan's Freddie Kanoute competes for the ball with FC Seoul defender Adilson last night. Photo: AFP

The South Korean side scored three times in the final 30 minutes to win 3-1 both on the night and on aggregate at Seoul World Cup Stadium and progress to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the third time in five years while Beijing were left to rue a missed opportunity.

22 May 2013 - 5:15am

Guoan eye history as first from Beijing to make AFC Champions League last eight

Coach of China's Beijing Guoan Aleksandar Stanojevic. Photo: Xinhua

One goal could be enough to ensure Beijing Guoan book their berth in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League - and make history for the club from the capital.

21 May 2013 - 5:40am

Guangzhou surge towards quarter-finals in AFC Champions League

Guangzhou Evergrande's Gao Lin fires a scissor kick against the Central Coast Mariners during their AFC Champions League match last night. Photo: AFP

Lucas Barrios and Muriqui moved Guangzhou Evergrande a step closer to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League as the South American duo scored to earn the Chinese Super League champions a 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners last night.

16 May 2013 - 3:38am

Guoan unable to make advantage count against Seoul

The combined photo shows members of China's Beijing Guoan (left) and South Korea's Pohang Steelers. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing Guoan's prospects of qualifying for the last eight of the AFC Champions League will rest squarely on the club's trip to South Korea next week after the Chinese Super League side were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man FC Seoul at the Workers' Stadium last night.

15 May 2013 - 5:25am

Beijing Guoan in last 16 of AFC Champions League

Guoan coach Aleksandar Stanojevic. Photo: Xinhua

A 0-0 draw with J-League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima was enough for Beijing Guoan to book a berth in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League, but a similar result spelt the end of Guizhou Renhe's involvement in the continental club championship.

1 May 2013 - 4:48am

Beijing Guoan seek spot in AFC Champions League knockout stage

Aleksandar Stanojevic. Photo: Xinhua

Even defeat at the hands of J.League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima might not be enough to deny Beijing Guoan a place in the AFC Champions League's last 16, as the club from the capital seek to reach the knockout phase for the first time since 2010.

30 Apr 2013 - 3:10am

Guangzhou Evergrande lose but still advance in AFC Champions League

Urawa Reds players celebrate their second goal.Photo: AFP

Marcello Lippi was sent to the stands, Zhang Linpeng was shown a late red card and the Urawa Reds won 3-2, but Guangzhou Evergrande still progressed to the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:03am

Beijing Guoan boost hopes of reaching knockout stages

Beijing Guoan member greet the fans after their AFC Champions League Group G match against South Korea's Pohang Steelers. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing Guoan kept their AFC Champions League destiny in their own hands with a 2-0 win over South Korea's Pohang Steelers at Workers' Stadium last night as Chinese Super League clubs line up for positions in the knockout rounds of the continental championship.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Beijing Guoan face high-pressure test in AFC Champions League

Aleksandar Stanojevic. Photo: Xinhua

Aleksandar Stanojevic's side take on Pohang Steelers knowing they need to avoid defeat to have any chance of advancing to the last 16 of the continental club championship.

23 Apr 2013 - 5:27am

Indonesian club Persibo goes missing for AFC Cup soccer clash with Sun Hei

Roberto Affonso Jnr. Photo: Xinhua

Sunray Cave Sun Hei may collect all three points without kicking a ball as their AFC Cup group F opponents, Persibo of Indonesia, were nowhere to be seen in Hong Kong last night.

The Indonesians were supposed to arrive on Sunday for tonight's tie at Mong Kok Stadium in accordance with normal practice.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

Lippi wary as Guangzhou Evergrande eye play-offs

Marcello Lippi, head coach of mainland side Guangzhou Evergrande. Photo: Xinhua

Guangzhou Evergrande stand on the verge of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League, but head coach Marcello Lippi is taking nothing for granted ahead of the return meeting with Thailand's Muangthong United tonight.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:22am

Evergrande hammer Muangthong 4-0 in AFC Cup

Guangzhou Evergrande's Gao Lin attempts to head in a goal during his side's match against Muangthong United. Photo: Xinhua

The win - secured thanks to a double from Dario Conca as well as goals from Muriqui and Gao Lin - puts Guangzhou two points clear of Jeonbuk Motors at the summit of group F and a further two points clear of Urawa Reds in the quest for the two berths in the next round of the competition.

4 Apr 2013 - 4:35am

Jiangsu clinch first AFC Champions League win

Jiangsu Sainty's Ren Hang chases after Kai Hirano of Buriram United during their AFC Champions League clash in Nanjing. Photo: Xinhua

The victory was Jiangsu's first in their debut season in the continental club championship and hauls them back into contention for a place in next month's round of 16 after a slow start to the competition by the Chinese Super League runners-up.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:12am