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AFC Champions League

  • 20 March 2012
  • • 22:30
  • • Workers' Stadium, Beijing
  • Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou
  • • Attendance: 41000
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ACL preview: Beijing Guoan v Brisbane Roar

ACL preview: Beijing Guoan v Brisbane Roar

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It is a first-time match-up between the two clubs, who both started their ACL campaigns with disappointing losses and will look to remedy that in their second group match

Brisbane Roar travel to meet 2011 Chinese Super League runners-up Beijing Guoan on Tuesday, in another AFC Champions League clash between two clubs that have never faced each other in the past.

Beijing have made an unspectacular start to their new campaign, losing their Champions League Group F opener to Ulsan Hyundai on March 6 and tasting defeat to freshly promoted Guangzhou R&F in the league.

They did pick up the first three points of the season with Friday's win over Shanghai Shenhua, who started with former Chelsea forward Nicolas Anelka and ex-Newcastle Jets striker Joel Griffiths up front.

All conquering last season, the Roar have struggled at times during the 2011-12 campaign for consistency, though they ensured the battle for the A-League's Premiers Plate will go down to the final week of the season with their 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

They lost their Champions League debut to FC Tokyo, but at least do not have many injuries to contend with for the trip to China.  Rocky Visconte [ankle] and Luke Brattan [knee] are the only two sure to miss, though coach Ange Postecoglou may elect to shuffle his starting XI after handing rare starts to Matt Jurman and Jack Hingert in Brisbane's win over the Jets.

Beijing, however, will miss defenders Francois Sene, Lei Tenglong and Zhang Yonghai, though will count on former Roar forward Reinaldo up front.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Beijing Guoan

Brisbane Roar

Wins
1
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Beijing Guoan FC BJ
Beijing Guoan FC Beijing Guoan
Draw
Brisbane Roar FC BRI
Brisbane Roar FC Brisbane Roar
40%
47%

Top 3 Predictions

Beijing Guoan FC BJ
0 - 3
Brisbane Roar FC BRI
Beijing Guoan FC BJ
1 - 2
Brisbane Roar FC BRI
Beijing Guoan FC BJ
2 - 0
Brisbane Roar FC BRI

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