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.
|1||Seongnam Ilhwa FC (KOR)||23 Feb|
|Tancheon Sports Complex|
|2||Beijing Guoan (CHN)||09 Mar|
|3||Melbourne Victory (AUS)||23 Mar|
|4||Melbourne Victory (AUS)||31 Mar|
|5||Seongnam Ilhwa FC (KOR)||14 Apr|
|6||Beijing Guoan (CHN)||28 Apr|
|Beijing Workers Stadium|