Talking points from Asian football week

2023-03-13 13:11

Talking points from Asian football week

Asian football talking points of the week:

Talking points from Asian football week

Kobe's perfect run ends in loss to Urawa

Vissel Kobe's perfect start to the Japanese league season ended Saturday with a 1-0 win over AFC Champions League finalists Urawa Red Diamonds.

Bryant won their opening three league games but Atsuki Ito's first-half goal helped Urawa to back-to-back victories after losing their first two games under new coach Maciej Scorza.

The Victory Ship still leads the Nagoya Grampus Eight on goal difference, and the Nagoya Grampus beat the Kashiwa Helios 3-0 . Defending champion Yokohama Mariners are sixth after losing 2-0 to Consadole Sapporo on Sunday.

Talking points from Asian football week

Ulsan maintains 100% record after beating FC Seoul

Li Qinglong used FC Seoul goalkeeper Choi Cheol-won 's Roar scored with two minutes to go and maintained Ulsan Hyundai 's perfect start to the K- League season with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

Choi Soon-sil received the ball from defender Kim Joo-sung and Martin Adam 's quick free-kick was saved from close range by goalkeeper Lee.

Defending champions Ulsan fell behind after Na Sang-ho 's 53rd - minute opener, but Cho Min-gyu equalized two minutes later before Lee hit the winning goal in the closing minutes.

Ulsan is the only team with an unbroken record after three rounds, 2 points ahead of Pohang Steelers and 1 point behind FC Seoul .

Talking points from Asian football week

Ronaldo bolts outside the pitch as Aleppo's Ittihad moves into first place

Cristianoro Naldo stormed off the pitch kicking his water bottle in frustration after Al Nasr lost 1-0 to Ittihad in Aleppo in the Saudi Pro League in Jeddah .

The Ittihad, managed by former Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo, are now a point clear of Al Nasr with three remaining in 30 games this season. One game remaining.

Talking points from Asian football week

Galinoi returns to lead Iran to Asian Cup final

Amir Galinoi was appointed as the head coach of the Iranian national team by the Iranian Football Federation on Sunday.

The 59 -year-old succeeds Carlos Queiroz , who led Iran to their last three World Cup titles during his two spells in charge before the Qatar final ended late last year.

Galinoi had coached the Iranian team in the 2007 Asian Cup final .

Talking points from Asian football week

Klinsmann eyes ending South Korea's Asia Cup drought

Newly appointed South Korea coach Jurgen Klinsmann will aim to win his country 's first Asian Cup title in more than 60 years after arriving in Seoul on Wednesday .

" Our aim is to win the Asian Cup next year, " Klinsmann said. " Winning is the goal because you showed in Qatar that you can beat big countries, you beat Portugal in Qatar, you beat Germany four years ago, so you can do well. "

Klinsmann has replaced Paulo Bento , who did not renew his contract after leading South Korea to the last 16 of the World Cup last year .