Key Highlights from Asian Football This Week

Machida Zelvia hold top spot in Japan despite a draw, while Gamba Osaka ascends to third place. Ulsan Hyundai retains K-League lead with a crucial penalty save. Shanghai Port leads the Chinese Super League. Jordan parts ways with coach Ammouta. Winners of the new Asian Champions League Elite will earn $12 million.

Reuters | Updated: 24-06-2024 07:24 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 07:24 IST
Key Highlights from Asian Football This Week
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Talking points from the week in Asian football:

MACHIDA RETAIN TOP SPOT AS KASHIMA HELD BY HOSTS URAWA Machida Zelvia maintained their two-point lead in Japan despite being 0-0 by Avispa Fukuoka on Saturday. Kashima Antlers were unable to take advantage of the slip as they conceded two goals in the final 15 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Urawa Reds.

Gamba Osaka remain third after beating defending champions Vissel Kobe 2-1. JO'S LATE PENALTY SAVE MAINTAINS ULSAN'S K-LEAGUE ADVANTAGE

Ulsan Hyundai needed a late penalty save from Jo Hyeon-woo to retain their two-point lead in the K League on Sunday, the South Korea keeper denying Reis from the spot to secure a 3-2 win over Jeju United. Brazilian striker Reis gave hosts Jeju the lead in the 23rd minute and scored a penalty 12 minutes from time to pull them level after Joo Min-kyu and Kim Min-woo put Ulsan in front.

Joo scored again six minutes from time to restore Ulsan's lead. Pohang Steelers beat Incheon United 3-1 to keep pace with the champions.

SHANGHAI PORT GO TOP WITH WIN OVER MEIZHOU Champions Shanghai Port went top in the Chinese Super League with a 2-1 win over Meizhou Hakka on Tuesday, Kevin Muscat's side opening up a two-point gap over Shanghai Shenhua.

Two goals in 13 second-half minutes from Leo Cittadini and Wu Lei earned Port victory in a game that had originally been slated to be played in April. JORDAN PART WAYS WITH COACH AMMOUTA

Jordan have parted ways with coach Hussein Ammouta by mutual consent after the Moroccan who guided them to their maiden Asian Cup final requested a contract termination, the country's football association said on Saturday. NEXT ASIAN CHAMPIONS TO WIN $12 MLN IN PRIZE MONEY

The winners of the new Asian Champions League Elite will pocket a minimum of $12 million, the Asian Football Confederation said on Wednesday in a major boost to club football in the region.

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