AFC Champions League 2015i

The 2015 AFC Champions League is the 34th edition of the top-level Asian club football tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the 13th under the current AFC Champions League title. The tournament is the top continental competition for football teams in Asia. It has existed in various guises since 1967 but the current format dates back to 2002. In 2014, Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers won the title


A moment of magic from Brazil's Elkeson earned China's Guangzhou Evergrande their second AFC Champions League title in three years last night after a tense second leg of their final against Al Ahli.


Guangzhou Evergrande take the advantage back to China for the second leg of the Asian Champions League final after a scoreless first leg with Al Ahli on Saturday.


Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Guangzhou Evergrande's run to this year's AFC Champions League final is largely down to the talent of local, rather than imported players. A goalless draw in Japan with Gamba Osaka secures a 2-1 aggregate success in their semi-final.

On the eve of Wednesday night's crucial AFC Champions League soccer semi-final second leg with Japan’s Gamba Osaka, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari joked he would accept the offer of a draw which would secure Guangzhou Evergrande’s return to the final of the continental competition.

Guangzhou Evergrande are on the verge of a return to a continental soccer final after beating Japan's Gamba Osaka 2-1 at home in an AFC Champions League semi-final first leg.


Guangzhou Evergrande soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is a man of few words, but with his Chinese Super League champions unbeaten in four months ahead of Wednesday's AFC Champions League semi-final first leg against Japan's Gamba Osaka, the Brazilian is happy to let results do the talking.

Continued success in the AFC Champions League has seen Chinese Super League teams move onto par with rivals from the much-heralded Japanese J-League, according to Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Guangzhou Evergrande took a major step towards booking a berth in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League with a 3-1 win over Kashiwa Reysol in Japan on Tuesday night.


Guangzhou Evergrande sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League on Wednesday night with coach Fabio Cannavaro hailing the club's Chinese players.


Shandong Luneng have missed out on becoming a record third Chinese Super League soccer side to reach the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League.

Dejan Damjanovic returns to South Korea on Tuesday night aiming to steer Beijing Guoan into the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League for the second time in three seasons.

Guangzhou R&F’s hopes of joining cross-city soccer rivals Guangzhou Evergrande in the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League are in tatters after a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of former champions Gamba Osaka on Wednesday night.

Tomoaki Makino’s goal 16 minutes from time denied Beijing Guoan a fourth straight win in the AFC Champions League, but their 1-1 draw with Urawa Reds on Wednesday night saw the capital soccer club move a step closer to a place in the knockout phase.

Guangzhou Evergrande will have to wait at least another two weeks before confirming their place in the knockout phase of soccer's AFC Champions League after an injury-time header from Hiroyuki Takasaki condemned the former champions to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Kashima Antlers.

Brazilian Ricardo Goulart scores twice as China's Guangzhou Evergrande beat Japan's Kashima Antlers 4-3 at home for their third win out of three in the AFC Champions League.

Beijing Guoan left it late in their 2-0 victory over Urawa Red Diamonds as Gregorio Manzano's side moved closer to the knockout stage of the AFC Champions League on an otherwise disappointing night for Chinese Super League sides.

Teams from China, and particularly those from the southern city of Guangzhou, have a knack of adapting well to life in the AFC Champions League. Guangzhou Evergrande won the continental title, China’s first since 1990, less than 18 months ago in just their second AFC Champions League appearance having reached the quarter-finals on their debut a year earlier.