In a momentous event that took place on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, the draw ceremony for the AFC Champions League unveiled that Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, has been allocated to Group E."
Hailing from Tehran, Persepolis FC, an Iranian powerhouse, earned their spot in the AFC Champions League by triumphing in the Persian Gulf Pro League, securing their remarkable 15th title.
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Ali Daei, a revered figure who held the international goal-scoring record prior to Ronaldo's surpassing, remains an iconic presence at Persepolis, having earned an illustrious 149 caps."
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Under the guidance of former Argentine international Hernan Crespo, Al Duhail SC stands as the reigning champion of the Qatar Stars League.
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With a remarkable record of eight league titles, Al Duhail exhibited their supremacy in the domestic arena in the previous season, securing victory in 16 out of 22 league matches and experiencing just a solitary defeat.
Established in 2009, the Red Knights showcased their prowess by clinching the league title within a mere two years of their inception.
One of their notable assets is the Belgian sensation Edmilson, who emerged as the leading goal-scorer in the AFC Champions League 2022."
Earning their place in the AFC Champions League, Tajikistan's FC Istiklol emerged triumphant in the Tajik League, clinching an impressive 11th title and extending their record.
Established in 2007, their crowning achievement on the continental stage was their victory in the AFC President's Cup back in 2012.
Additionally, The Lion from Istiklol secured second place twice in the AFC Cup, marking notable performances in 2015 and 2017.