FIFA.com reviews opening action in the AFC Champions League Round of 16 with unheralded Buriram United and Lekhwiya well placed to advance at the expense of highly-fancied opposition.
Guangzhou Evergrande sealed progression to the AFC Champions League last-16 despite a 3-2 defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds, a result that keeps the victors in with a shout at progression themselves.
FIFA.com previews matchday 5 of the AFC Champions League this week where several teams will look to secure early passage into the Round of 16, including Guangzhou Evergrande, Al Gharafa and Kashiwa Reysol.
FIFA.com previews this week’s AFC Champions League action with a host of continental elite seeking to avoid being left behind on the back of successive defeats.
FIFA.com previews the upcoming Chinese Super League season with Marcello Lippi's star-studded Guangzhou Evergrande eyeing a third successive crown.
Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba has opened up a world of opportunity in China and blazed a trail for other senior stars as the Asia-Pacific region becomes an increasingly hot football destination.