Guangzhou vs Kawasaki Frontale: Guangzhou Football Club, formerly known as Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao Football Club, is a professional Chinese football club that participates in the Chinese Super League under the license of the Chinese Football Association.
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Guangzhou FC lock horns with Kawasaki Frontale at the Larkin Stadium in the second group stage fixture of their AFC Champions League campaign on Monday.
Guangzhou has selected a 30-man squad for the group stage match of the competition. China is under strict lockdown following a fresh COVID-19 outbreak, so the club has not risked sending its first team players to Thailand.
They want to keep their players at the club in view of the upcoming Chinese Super League fixtures. There are no injury concerns for him at the moment, while defender Haojin Guan has been suspended following his red card against Johor Darul Tajim.
Bergson ended the first half with a volley which defeated Chen again to put Johor 3-0 up in the 27th minute.
In the second half, Bergson did not have to wait for long to complete a hat-trick after finishing a cross pass from La’Vere Corbin-Ong with a sharp header in the 52nd minute to widen the gap for JDT.
Guangzhou FC continued to suffer when their defender Guan Haojin was sent off with a red card after a tackle on Bergson in the 69th minute and JDT capitalise on the tempo, to blast in their fifth goal via Muhammad Ramadhan in the 81st minute.
Johor Darul Ta’Zim will begin their AFC Champions League campaign against the Chinese Super League team Guangzhou FC on Friday at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Puteri, Malaysia.
This is Johor Darul Tajim’s third season to appear in the AFC Champions League. The Malaysian side has played against Chinese teams twice before – losing both against Shandong Taishan in the group stage in 2019. Games (1D 3L in 2019).
Meanwhile, Guangzhou have lost their last six matches in the AFC Champions League, their longest defeat to date in the competition, as well as the longest run of any Chinese team in the AFC Champions League.
Da Silva took a 3-0 lead for JDT in the 27th minute after two Guangzhou defenders hit the ball home. Brazilian La’Verre was on target again in the 52nd minute after receiving a pass from Corbin-Ong.
The visiting team from China was reduced to 10 in the 69th minute after Guan Haojin was given a marching order. Haujin brought da Silva down and was seen kicking the latter again.
They have also failed to score in five of their last six Champions League group matches. To add to their woes, they will not be hosting the key players for the second consecutive edition due to the challenges posed by COVID-19. But coach Pan Yonghe is confident that the youth guns can deliver the goods.
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