AFC Cup East: Who needs what

Group E

Just in case

Remaining fixtures:
Warriors FC v Maziya Sports & Recreation (Tuesday, May 12)
JSW Bengaluru FC v Persipura Jayapura (Tuesday, May 12) 

In Group E it's all done and dusted in terms of who will qualify for the last 16, with Persipura Jayapura and Bengaluru FC having booked their spot in the knockout stage of the competition.

However, there is still something to play for, with both of the qualified teams in with a chance of finishing top of the group. Fittingly the two teams face each other in India on Tuesday in what is sure to be a top quality encounter.

In the group's other game, Warriors FC will be looking for their first win of the competition when they host Maziya.

Group F

Just in case

Remaining fixtures:
Kitchee v Kingfisher East Bengal (Tuesday, May 12)
Johor Darul Ta'zim v Balestier Khalsa (Tuesday, May 12) 

As is the case in Group E, it's only top honours in the group that are still up for grabs in Group F, with Johor Darul Ta'zim of Malaysia and Hong Kong outfit Kitchee leading the way.

Johor Darul Ta'zim currently hold a two-point advantage over Kitchee, and as such a win will on home soil against last-placed Balestier Khalsa will guarantee them top spot.

Kitchee welcome East Bengal to the Mong Kok Stadium knowing that only a win will keep their hopes of finishing top of the group alive.

Group G

Just in case

Remaining fixtures:
Global FC v Pahang FA (Wednesday, May 13)
Yadanarbon v South China (Wednesday, May 13) 

South China have already ensured that they will top the Group G standings after the final round of action. However, there is plenty to play for when Global FC host Pahang FA.

Pahang currently hold a three-point advantage over their hosts from the Philipines, but should Global secure a victory they will join South China in the next round due to a superior head-to-head record, with the two teams having played out a 0-0 draw earlier in the competition.

Yadanarbon, who have already been eliminated, will be looking for their second win of the competition when they host South China.

Group H

Just in case

Remaining fixtures:
Lao FC v New Radiant SC (Wednesday, May 13)
Persib Bandung v Ayeyawady United (Wednesday, May 13) 

Persib Bandung and Ayeyawady United have booked their spot in the Round of 16 of the AFC Cup, but the group winner will only be decided when the two teams face off at the Jalak Harupat Soreang Stadium on Wednesday. A draw will be enough for Persib Bandung, while their opponents from Burma know that only a win will do.

There is only pride to play for when Lao Toyota FC host New Radiant SC, with the men from Laos looking for their first win of the competition.

Images courtesy of the official AFC website

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