BOTN looks at the Australian HAL clubs 2011 ACF Champions League Campaigns
Melbourne & Sydney to face their foes
Australia's two entrants in the 2010 AFC Champions League, Melbourne Victory FC and Sydney FC, know their opponents following the draw which was held in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 7 December, 2009.
Melbourne Victory FC are placed in Group E with Gamba Oska (Japan), Tianjin Teda (China), and Jeju United (Korea)
For Melbourne's third tilt at the ACL in 6 seasons it is expected that Melbourne Victory will be more competitive in this ACL appearance.
Sydney FC have been drawn in Group H with Shanghai Shenhua (China),Kashima Antlers (Japan) , and Suwon Samsung Bluewings (Korea)
Match fixtures: East - Group E
1 - 01 March 2011 19:00hrs - Gamba Osaka 5 - Melbourne Victory 1 - at Expo '70 Stadium
2 - 15 March 2011 19:30hrs - Melbourne Victory FC 1 - JEJU United 2 - at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
3 - 05 April 2011 19:30hrs - Tianjin Teda 1 - Melbourne Victory 1- Tianjin Teda Stadium
4 - 20 April 2011 19:30hrs - Melbourne Victory 2 - Tianjin Teda 1 - Docklands Stadium
5 - 04 May 2011 19:30hrs - Melbourne Victory 1 - Gamba Osaka 1 - Docklands Stadium
6 - 11 May 2011 19:30hrs - Jeju United 1 - Melbourne Victory 1- Jeju World Cup Stadium
Melbourne Victory do not progress.
Match fixtures: East - Group H
1 - 02 March 2011 20:00hrs - Sydney FC 0 - Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0 - Sydney Football Stadium
2 - Postponed to 13 April, 2011 19:00hrs - Sydney FC 0 - Kashima Antlers 3 at Sydney Football Stadium Stadium
3 - 06 April 2011 20:00hrs - Sydney FC 1 - Shanghai Shennhua 1 - Sydney Football Stadium
4 - 19 April 2011 20:00hrs - Shanghai Shenhua 2 - Sydney FC 3 - Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
5 - 03 May 2011 19:30hrs - Suwon Samsung Bluewings 3 - Sydney FC 1 - Suwon World Cup Stadium
6 - 10 May 2011 20:00hrs - Kashima Antlers 2 - Sydney FC 1- at Kashima Stadium
Sydney FC do not progress.
Fans of Australia's participation in the AFC Champions League may wish to look at the latest AFC report:
General Assessment Report
By Chris Dunkerley 13 April 2011