AFC Champions League: 36 Spaniards in search of the throne of Al Hilal

first_imgLess than three months after Al Hilal’s victory in the final against Urawa, the AFC Champions League puts Asia back in the world soccer showcase. Although it does so in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the most prestigious club competition on the continent starts rolling with the aim of continuing to gain adherents: “The AFC Champions League has become one of the most coveted awards“commented in the previous Salman bin Ibrahim Al Jalifa, president of the Asian Football Confederation.Among soccer players, coaches and coaches there will be 36 Spaniards who will participate in the tournament. The Al Wahda of Manolo Jiménez He will be one of those responsible for kicking off the competition this Monday. Those from the Arab Emirates, with former Almería Gaspar Panadero in the call, will receive Al Ahli SC from Saudi Arabia in Abu Dhabi. Shortly before, Shabab Al Ahli will star in his debut Pedro Count and Jordi García (physical trainer), who will travel to Uzbekistan to visit Pakhtakor.One of the great attractions of the ‘Spanish for the world’ competition will be to see how far Vissel Kobe is able to reach Andres Iniesta Y Sergi Samper, who won a place in the Asian Champions League after winning the Emperor Cup in Japan. The ‘ushi’ cadre, to which physiotherapist Emili Ricart, assistant Marc Vives and analyst Albert Benaiges also belong, will debut receiving the Malaysian champion, Johor FC from the Insa brothers, Fernando Rodriguez, goalkeeper coach Orkatz Martin, the doctors Antonio Manzanera and Antonio Gavilán and the physical trainer Jorge Álvarez. The ‘tigers of the south’ do not know what it is to overcome the group stage of the competition. To achieve this, this season will have to overcome the aforementioned Kobe, Suwon and Guangzhou Evergrande. The group with the most teams with Spanish representation is E, where Melbourne Victory, Beijing Guoan and FC Seoul were framed. The Australians, led by Carlos Pérez Salvachúa from Madrid, won their ticket to the Champions League after a memorable victory against Kashima in the previous phase, and will debut next Tuesday against Chiangrai, an amazing champion in Thailand. We will have to wait until April to witness the confrontation between FC Seoul of Osmar Ibáñez and the Beijing Guoan of Jonathan Viera, that was postponed by the coronavirus crisis.Perth Glory and Shanghai Shenhua will not see their faces on the scheduled date. The team of Diego Castro Y Juande Prados He will not host the game until next April, so physiotherapists Salvador Barragán and Josep Benítez, doctor Joaquín Más and re-adapted Carlos Lozano, champions of the Chinese FA Cup, will have to wait to debut in the Champions League.If you know the Al Sadd competition, which returns from among the favorites in which it will be the first AFC Champions League complete for Xavi Hernandez from the bench. The Catalan, who is accompanied by the attendees Óscar Hernández and Sergio Alegre, the physio Carlos Nogueira, the doctor Antonio Tramullas, the goalkeeper coach Xavi Ferrando, the physical coach Iván Torres and the analysts David Prats, Toni Lobo and Sergio García , will again have Gabi Fernández at the helm. The Qataris, who reached the quarterfinals in the last edition, will be measured in the group stage to Sepahan, Al Ain and Al Nasr.last_img read more