Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad have been one of Asia’s premier clubs over the past decade, with two continental triumphs based on backs to the wall wins. Now the Jeddah side are eyeing a record third crown utilising their famed ...
All four AFC Champions League quarter-final ties remain evenly balanced although two-time winners Al Ittihad are well placed after a win over Chinese kings Guangzhou Evergrande.
FIFA.com takes a look Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad - the only club to twice win the AFC Champions League - as the Jeddah-based side seek to reclaim their former glory on the continent.
Carlos Alberto Parreira and Sepp Maier are just two of the men who feature in our weekly look at some of football's birthday's boys over the coming week.
The second shortlist of contenders for the 2011 AFC Player of the Year award has been announced and includes continental stars such as Japan pair Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa, plus Uzbekistan's Server Djeparov.
Korea Republic's Jeonbuk Motors are through to the 2011 AFC Champions League final, along with Qatar's Al Saad, after each side clinched aggregate wins over Al Ittihad and Suwon Bluewings repectively.