Although Al Ahly and Zamalek advanced to the next round of Africa's biggest club competition by the slimmest of margins, Nigerian and Ghanaian clubs were among the round's losers.
FIFA.com previews the midweek 2014 AFC Champions League action that promises several mouthwatering match-ups between historic rivals, including Al Ain's visit to Al Ittihad and Buriram United taking on Pohang United.
Speaking after his side's FA Cup quarter-final loss on Sunday, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed it was the worst his team had played at the Etihad Stadium in the past year.
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