Beijing polish off rusty Melbourne

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 26, 2020

Beijing Guoan midfielder Li Ke, left, vies for the ball with Melbourne Victory forward Birkan Kirdar in their AFC Champions League Group E match at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Tuesday.
Photo: AFP

Beijing Guoan have one foot in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League after a convincing 3-1 win against a rusty Melbourne Victory side on Tuesday extended their perfect record in Group E to three wins in three matches.

Another Australian side, Perth Glory, also experienced an embarrassing defeat, going down 2-1 to Ulsan Hyundai after the South Koreans struck twice in the dying minutes of their Group F game.

Also in Group F, Shanghai Shenhua improved their chances of qualification with their second win in three matches, edging past FC Tokyo 1-0, courtesy of a late penalty.

However, it was Bruno Genesio’s Beijing outfit who sent out a strong warning to their rivals in the tournament by following up on their win over FC Seoul last week with another impressive performance in Doha, where the tournament’s eastern zone matches are being played after a nine-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    [FULL  STORY]

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