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AFC Champions League 2020: Bali United & Ceres roar, Chennai City FC out

AFC Champions League 2020: Bali United & Ceres roar, Chennai City FC out

17 goals were scored in the 4 matches on Tuesday night, as we found out 4 teams advanced to the next round of the AFC Champions League qualification.

Goals, goals and goals. At the first preliminary round of the AFC Champions League, all the matches were played with open-minded tactics and fast tempo, leading to many goals scored in 4 matches.

The host Ceres Negros, with many Philippines international in the line-up, overcame Shan United from Myanmar with the score 3-2. Although the away team showed their valiance in the dying minutes, applying on pressure to the home team, the scoreline stayed put and the Filipino side advance to the second preliminary round.

AFC Champions League 2020: Bali United & Ceres roar, Chennai City FC out

Only Ceres Negros stayed as the host who progressed to the next stage. At the match between the Indian side Chennai City FC and Al Riffa – a Bahraini side, only 1 goal separated two teams, as the visiting side proved to be the better one.

AFC Champions League 2020: Bali United & Ceres roar, Chennai City FC out

The highest-scoring match was between Indonesian champion Bali United and Singaporean side Tampines Rovers with 8 goals. The Indonesian side scored 5 to go through the next stage.

AFC Champions League 2020: Bali United & Ceres roar, Chennai City FC out

The final match was the battle in the Middle East, as Al-Faisaly from the Saudi League went head-to-head against Kuwait SC. The Kuwait side needed the extra time to advance to the next stage.

AFC Champions League 2020 first preliminary round results:

AFC Champions League 2020: Bali United & Ceres roar, Chennai City FC out