Bringing back valuable points, the German elector turned the “nightmare” of Chinese football into reality
The precious score of HAGL
Facing powerful rival Jeonbuk, HAGL, despite being led, excellently regained 1 point thanks to Van Toan’s goal. In the “death” group, the fact that the Nui team had 2 draws and lost 2 other matches is a very respectable achievement.
With 2 points earned, HAGL also brought Vietnam 2.0 points on the Asian Club Competitiveness Ranking. After the fourth round of the group stage of the AFC Champions League 2022, Vietnam has officially surpassed China on this chart.
HAGL fought bravely against powerful opponents
Once the football field that owned the strongest clubs in Asia, the decline of Chinese clubs made the media in this country extremely upset. It is even more disappointing when strict regulations make this season both Shandong Taishan and Guangzhou can only bring the U21 squad to play.
Many Chinese newspapers called it a nightmare to be surpassed by less famous football platforms like Vietnam and Thailand on the Asian Club Competitiveness Rankings. And this is becoming a reality in the 2022 season.
Asia Club Competitiveness Ranking (Column captions: Order number, federation name, number of points won in the 2022 season, total score)
It is important to know that the Asian Club Competitiveness Ranking is the basis for determining the number of places for the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup for the federations. The higher the rank, the higher the chance of participating in the big tournament. While Vietnam is facing the possibility of more seats in the continental arena, China is expected to suffer a significant decline.
Thailand maintains great ambition
After 4 matches, Thai League champion BG Pathum United is showing that they are really the “dark horse” of the AFC Champions League 2022. Not only stopping at a place for the excellent second-place team, BG Pathum United set a goal. won the first place with a ticket to go straight to the 1/8 round.
In the 2 matches against the club also in Southeast Asia, United City (Philippines), BG Pathum United proved to be completely superior when earning all 6 points and scoring 8 goals. If they beat Melbourne in the next round, the Thai League champion will win tickets to continue.
The excellence of BG Pathum United brought Thailand 6.5 points on the Asian Club Competitiveness Ranking. They jumped to 10th place and ranked above Vietnam.
Threats of dreams
5 days ago, Malaysian “giant” Johor Darul Ta’zim caused a stir when he drew 0-0 with Japanese champion Kawasaki Frontale. But in the rematch, Johor Darul Ta’zim was “decrypted”. As a result, the defending champion Malaysia lost with a score of 0-5.
The chances of winning the top spot are now quite slim for Johor Darul Ta’zim. In the rankings of the second-place teams, they are also outside the top 3. Johor Darul Ta’zim will have to try very hard in the last 2 matches if he wants to pass the group stage.
Another representative from Southeast Asia, Lion City Sailors, is also in a precarious situation. They could not win all 6 points against Shandong Taishan and missed the opportunity to rise to the top of the table.
Singapore’s team needs to recreate the performance that helped them “submerge” Daegu FC to be able to accelerate in the final stage to win a ticket to the 1/8 round.
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