AFC Cup West Zone wrap

The AFC Cup is back on our screens and we have put together a breakdown of all the results in Groups A and B.

Group A: Altyn Asyr (Turkmenistan) 2-0 Al Ahed (Lebanon)

Altyn Asyrc collected their first three points of the 2016 AFC Cup when they beat Al Ahed 2-0 at the Asgabat Stadiony on Tuesday.

After what was a steady first half for the visiting team, Nour Mansour scored an own goal in the 58th minute of the fixture. Amir Gurbani then added to the Turkmenistan team's tally, with his first goal for the tournament, scored in the 74th minute.

Al Ahed had no response. Al Ahed currently occupy third position in their group, ahead of Al Hadd. Both teams have failed to score and both teams have conceded two goals.

Group A: Al Wihdat (Jordan) 2-0 Al Hadd (Bahrain)

Al Wihdat are in a share for the lead in Group A, after they beat Al Hadd 2-0 in their opening AFC Cup fixture at the Amman International Stadium on Tuesday.

Brazilian striker Francisco Torres scored the opener for the home team in the 35th minute of the fixture. His efforts were followed up by a goal from substitute Ahmed Mahmoud, who scored ten minutes after the resumption of play.

Al Wihdat and Altyn Asyr are both at the top of Group A. Both teams have scored the same number of goals.

Group B: Istiqlol (Tajikistan) 0-0 Al Faisaly (Jordan) 

Istiqlol and Al Faisaly shared the spoils during their AFC Cup fixture, played at the Respublikanskiy Stadion im. M.V. Frunze on Tuesday. Last year's finalists just weren't able to gather any momentum on the day. 

Istiqlol are currently third in Group B, while Al Faisaly are second. Topping their group is Naft Al-Wasat, the only team to have recorded a win thus far. At the bottom of Group B are Tripoli , who are the only team to have conceded a goal in their group.

Group B: Naft Al-Wasat (Iraq) 1-0 Tripoli (Lebanon)

Naft Al-Wasat have secured the outright lead in Group B, after they beat Tripoli 1-0 in their opening AFC Cup match at the Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium on Tuesday.

Amjed Waleed was the hero for the home team, after he breached the opposition defence in stoppage time, to secure an unlikely victory. The Iraqi Premier League champions sent an important message at this year's tournament, winning against the Lebanese Cup champions.

What will add further insult to injury, is that Waleed came off the bench with just ten minutes to play, confirming the tactical superiority of the home team, when it mattered most.