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AFC Cup wrap: Five-star Ashfaq leads New Radiant

By Football News



New Radiant continued their strong start to the AFC Cup as Ali Ashfaq led them to a 7-0 thrashing of Persibo.

The Maldivian side moved top of Group F as Ashfaq scored five goals in the huge win in Surakarta, Indonesia.

Myanmar's Yangon United also have six points in the group after a 3-1 win at Sun Hei SC on matchday two.

Several other teams maintained their perfect starts in the group stages.

Al Kuwait top Group A after Abdullah Al Buraiki's brace led them to a 3-1 win at home to Safa, while Ahmad Al Doni struck a hat-trick in Al Riffa's 3-0 victory at Regar-TadAZ.

Erbil and Fanja are on six points leading the way in Group B after 2-0 wins over Al Ansar and Al Ahli Ta'izz respectively.

Shorta made it two wins in as many matches in Group D with a 2-0 victory over Ravshan.

Kitchee stayed in control of Group E with a come-from-behind 4-2 win at Warriors, while Semen and Churchill Brothers played out a 2-2 draw.

A 3-2 win over Maziya has put Da Nang two points clear atop Group G, which has Kelantan sitting second after a 3-1 win at Ayeyawady United.

There were two draws in Group H - topped by Xuan Thanh Sai Gon - while Al Faisaly were too good for Duhok in Group C.