Kashima Antlers vs Shanghai Shenhua Live Free. The hosts at the Kashima Stadium came to run round 16 last year before being overthrown by visiting local rivals Shanghai Shenhua Guangzhou Evergrande.
Despite the appearance in seven previous campaigns of the AFC Champions League, meanwhile, Kashima only reached the quarterfinals once, in 2008, and will try to improve this record in the next season.
Shanghai Shenhua lost the qualification of the AFC Champions League last year, losing to the roar of Brisbane in the playoffs, but beat rivals Shanghai SIPG in the FA Cup final to finally confirm their return.
The party also appeared once in the quarterfinals in 2006, but joined the group in each of its other five campaigns. Their last away game in the competition was a 2-0 loss at Kashima in May 2011.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 11 (Reuters) – Vitor Pereira will be targeting almost every man in the Shanghai SIPG Chinese league in the latest edition of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday, while Japanese champion Kawasaki Frontale hopes to refute the Portuguese victory in the 2018 campaign.
SIPG reached the semifinals last year and finished second in the Chinese league and the Chinese FA Cup under former coach André Villas-Boas before the release of the Portuguese at the end of their only season.
But while the most expensive SIPG collection in the competition among the favorites, despite the unrest, forvardsky striker Yu Kobayashi goal of the three points to start the task.
Urawa, however, will not defend his crown after he can not recover this year in his national league.
This year is expected to dominate clubs in the east of the continent, as well as during the last decade or more.
East Asian clubs have won 11 of the last 12 editions of all the last six, and Qatar, “Al-Sadd” the only team that will break this sequence in 2011.
Two-time Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea returned after 2017 the campaign passes the year due to the ban after their participation in the scandal associated with the internal game, and they meet with the Japanese Kashiwa Reysol in Groups E, which also includes the Tianjin Tsyuantszyan Chinese and kitsch from Hong Kong.
Other winners on two occasions, the 2013 and 2015 Guangzhou Evergrende winners, act in a G group with Buriram Kingdom of Thailand, Japan Cerezo Osaka and Jeju United of South Korea, and Fabio Cannavaro returns to the helm of the Chinese champions after a six-month period, three years ago.
Shanghai Shenhua will begin the era after Carlos Tevez in Group H, hoping to build a Chinese victory in the FA Cup last year.