Kuala Lumpur: Our search for the best goals in the 2020 AFC Champions League continues this week with a selection of long-term goals.
As the launch date for the historic 2021 edition approaches, the-AFC.com looks back on the 2020 tournament which has proven to be an exciting affair despite the difficult circumstances.
We kicked off the series with a bang with fans voting Persepolis FC’s Mehdi Abdi Qara as the winner of the Best headers of 2020, while Al Duhail’s Ramin Rezaeian was crowned winner of the Best free kicks of 2020.
Our next episode takes a look at the fabulous goals scored from distance and invites you, the fan, to tell us which one was your favorite.
Abdulrahman Al Obaid
Al Nassr vs Al Sadd SC, matchday one
Al Nassr took the lead by Abderazzak Hamdallah but Al Sadd hit back as Al Nassr’s Abdulelah Al Amri scored an own goal and Hassan Al Haydos then put the Qatari side in the lead.
However, left-back Abdulrahman Al Obaid came to Al Nassr’s rescue when he jumped on a bad defensive clearance to unleash a powerful push to the top corner for a share of the points.
Abdullah Al Ahrak
Sharjah versus Al Duhail SC, Day four
Al Duhail only needed 12 minutes to open the scoring as Almoez Ali surpassed his marker, controlled the ball with a long pass and set up Abdullah Al Ahrak who cut inside the right flank and unleashed a powerful thrust from all 25 yards that nestled in the roof of Adel Al Hosani’s net.
FC Seoul vs Beijing FC, First day
It only took Beijing eight minutes to move forward, when a budding Seoul FC spit the ball pointlessly into their third defensive end and Brazilian midfielder Fernando duly made them pay, finding the bottom of the ball. fillets using a deviation.
But as Seoul looked to be renewing itself, Beijing’s quality shone once again in the 60th minute, when A Lan scored an elegant second goal of the game from the edge of the penalty area.
Yokohama F. Marinos FC vs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, matchday five
Theerathon Bunmathan’s meteoric strike against two-time champion Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors was his standout moment in an excellent all-round show.
The 30-year-old left-back opened the scoring in the 17th minute at Al Janoub Stadium with an astonishing effort from a distance that left Jeonbuk goalkeeper Song Beom-keun rooted in place to set the tone, before three goals in the second. . half sent Jeonbuk, 2006 and 2016 winners, out of the tournament.
Yokohama F. Marinos versus Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Round of 16
Suwon Samsung Bluewings came from behind to secure a 3-2 victory over Yokohama F. Marinos at Khalifa International Stadium and secure their spot for the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
Suwon sealed his place to the quarter-finals in style as Han Suk-jong scored the goal pick with three minutes remaining. The midfielder spotted an opportunity and took matters into his own hands, stealing possession at the halfway line and lobbing the goalkeeper over the 50 yards.
Ulsan Hyundai FC vs Beijing FC, quarter-finals
Having already scored a penalty for Ulsan Hyundai FC, Brazilian striker Júnior Negrao this time showed his quality from much further in the 42nd minute – sending a scorching strike past Beijing goalkeeper Hou Sen of all 30 meters for his second goal of the game, his fourth in the tournament and his 30th of the season in all competitions.
The survey ends at 5:00 p.m. (UTC + 8) on March 6.