Sunday, January 17, 2010

AFC Champions League: Group E Schedule

Frontale's 2010 campaign gets under way with a tricky Asian Champions League fixture away to K-League runners-up Seongnam Ilhwa FC.

The match will take place on Tuesday, 23rd February - almost 2 weeks prior to the start of the domestic season on 6th March.

Frontale can look forward to a familiar travel itinerary, as they once again face teams from Korea, China and Australia. However, the quality of the opposition looks a step up from last year's, at least on paper.

One would expect Melbourne Victory to provide a stiffer challenge than Central Coast Mariners. And, after the pandemonium in Tianjin last year, the prospect of a trip to China for the final group game must be a little daunting.

Here's the full schedule for Group E.

1Seongnam Ilhwa FC (KOR)23 Feb
(@ 19:00)
Tancheon Sports Complex
2Beijing Guoan (CHN)09 Mar
(@ 19:00)
Todoroki Stadium
3Melbourne Victory (AUS)23 Mar
(@ 19:00)
Todoroki Stadium
4Melbourne Victory (AUS)31 Mar
(@ 19:30)
Etihad Stadium
5Seongnam Ilhwa FC (KOR)14 Apr
(@ 19:00)
Todoroki Stadium
6Beijing Guoan (CHN)28 Apr
(@ 19:30)
Beijing Workers Stadium


Ben said...

Will be travelling to Melbourne to see the game against the Victory. Should be a good game in the sense that I love Frontale and hate the Victory.

I don't expect it to be a thrashing like last year against Central Coast, though.

manyar said...

Enjoy. Should be a good game.

We'll need to hit the ground running a bit better than we managed last year. Takahata knows how to play it, so hopefully we won't have the same kind of experimentation that hurt us at the start of 2009.

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