Guangzhou Evergrande vs Daegu FC for the last game of the AFC Champions league group stage
A real buzz is expected at Tianhe Stadium on Wednesday when Guangzhou Evergrande and Daegu secure a direct confrontation for a place in the last 16 of the Asian Champions League.
Guangzhou Evergrande must win three points against Daegu FC at Tianhe Stadium on Wednesday to secure their second place finish in Group F of the 2019 Asian Champions League.
Currently in third place in the standings, double champion Guangzhou are two points behind their Korea League opponents as they suffered a 1-1 loss to Sanfrecce Hiroshima two weeks ago and can only move forward with a win.
The hosts, who lost 3-1 on Matchday 2 with Daegu, enter the game with a 3-2 win over Wuhan Zall on Friday, keeping them in third place in the Chinese Super League.
Daegu had a stunning debut season to date with a 4-0 victory over Melbourne Victory on Matchday 5, which means they have already won three victories before the decisive game in South China.
The winners of the FA Cup 2018 will travel to Guangzhou with confidence after winning 2-1 over Incheon United in the K League 1 on Sunday to reach fourth place in the standings.
Both sides will take the game with confidence after their respective victories over the weekend. The two star players of Fabio Cannavaro scored in Friday’s win, 2-3 in Wuhan Zall (Paulinho and Talisca).
The former striker of Besiktas (Talisca) is definitely one of the best players in Asia at the moment. He is enjoying a spectacular season with seven goals in eight matches at CSL.
The visitors (winners of the FA Cup) have a predator of their own named Edgar Silva. The Brazilian striker scored four goals in the Asian Champions League and added four more in seven games in the K League 1.
The Guangzhou Evergrande has won two impressive home game victories in the continental competition. They defeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima, by 2-0, and Melbourne Victory, by 4-0.
The South China Tigers have scored at least two goals in each of their last five home matches in this competition.
Despite losing on their road game, they have won both games at home, even against Hiroshima who passed in first place, so they are the favourites to win the match.