Socceroos approach important AFC Champions League outings

After Sydney FC and Melbourne City kicked off their 2022 AFC Champions League campaigns with mixed results,  plenty of Socceroos involved are in action once again this weekend. 

Following on from a lengthy absence from Asia's premier football competition in the form of the AFC Asian Champions League, Melbourne City, Sydney FC and Martin Boyle's Al-Faisaly all enjoyed mixed results across the weekend and midweek matches played out in respective AFC Champions League hubs across the continent. 

Find out more as the Asian Champions League continues for our Socceroos involved in Asia's top-flight competition. 

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Leckie, Maclaren, Tilio & Metcalfe - Melbourne City FC

As things stand, Melbourne City is first in Group G. Patrick Kisnorbo's side started their historic first campaign in Asia drawing to BG Pathum United 1-1 where Marco Tilio's assist helped the defending A-League Men champions pick up their first-ever points in the AFC Champions League.

After picking up a sole point against Pathum three days prior to facing United City, the Australian side were keen to make a statement against the Filipino side as they demolished United City 3-0 thanks to Tilio's brace off the bench. 

However, attention now quickly turns to closing out the remaining three ties left in the competition and they once again face Jeonnam Dragons this coming Sunday after defeating the Korean side 2-1 on Friday morning. 

The team will look to get into their maiden AFC Champions League knockout stages following on from their historic first-ever campaign in Asia's top-flight, with Mathew LeckieJamie MaclarenMarco Tilio and Connor Metcalfe with the chance to wrap up qualification with another victory over the Dragons this weekend. 

GROUP G (Bangkok, Thailand - times AEST)

BG Pathum United 1-1 Melbourne City

Melbourne City 3-1 United City

Melbourne City 2-1 Jeonnam Dragons 

Jeonnam Dragons v Melbourne City, Sunday 24 April, 9pm

Melbourne City v BG Pathum United, Wednesday 27 April, 9pm

United City v Melbourne City, Sunday 1 May, 12am

Grant, Redmayne & Wilkinson - Sydney FC

The Sky Blues have started their 2022 AFC Champions League with two draws and a defeat in Group H. 

Tight results against Jeonbuk, Hoang Anh Gia Lai and Yokohama F. Marinos mean it is all to play for with three matches remaining. 

The likes of Andrew Redmayne, Rhyan Grant and Alex Wilkinson will be hoping to step up and turn around the club's group stages following the halfway point. 

GROUP H (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - times AEST)

Jeonbuk 0-0 Sydney FC

Sydney FC 1-1 Hoang Anh Gia Lai

Sydney FC 0-1 Yokohama F. Marinos, Saturday 23 April, 12am

Yokohama F. Marinos v Sydney FC, Monday 25 April, 9pm

Sydney FC v Jeonbuk, Friday 29 April, 12am

Hoang Anh Gia Lai v Sydney FC, Sunday 1 May, 9pm

Martin Boyle - Al-Faisaly FC

Now, Martin Boyle's Al Faisaly are heading into the business end of their 2022 AFC Champions League campaign. 

The Saudi Arabian club, spurred on by the attacking delight of the 28-year-old Martin Boyle are in a prime position to qualify for the 2022 AFC Champions League finals as they sit three points clear of the Uzbek side Nasaf with only two games to go. 

Martin Boyle's side are three points clear of second-placed Nasaf with two games to go

Crucially, Nasaf and Boyle's Al Faisaly do not face each other in the two remaining ties as Al Faisaly defeated and drew with Nasaf in back-to-back ties against the Uzbek side over the past week. 

Boyle's club are scheduled to face Al-Wedhat and Al Sadd in two hotly contested matches. 

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Group E (Dammam, Saudi Arabia - times AEST)

Al-Wehdat 1-1 Al-Faisaly 

Al-Faisaly 2-1 Al Sadd 

Nasaf 0-1 Al-Faisaly 

Al-Faisaly 0-0 Nasaf 

Al-Faisaly v Al-Wehdat - Sunday 24 April, 6:15am

Al Sadd v Al-Faisaly - Thursday 28 April, 6:15am