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Corica backing Sydney FC to progress

01:57 GMT+3 24/04/2019
Sydney FC
The Sky Blues coach believes his side are still in the box seat to qualify for the next round

Despite once again failing to secure maximum points in the Asian Champions League after a 2-2 draw with Shanghai SIPG, Sydney FC coach Steve Corica still believes his side can progress to the knockout stages. 

The Sky Blues currently sit bottom of Group H with three points but are just two points shy of second-placed Shanghai with two games to play.

Sydney next face group leaders Ulsan away and Corica is adamant there's still plenty to play for.

"The group is still alive," Corica said post-game.

"We have two games to go. In every game, we've had opportunities to win the game.

"I believe we can still qualify with one win and maybe a draw."

After drawing 3-3 two weeks ago, Sydney and SIPG again couldn't be split on Tuesday with the Sky Blues taking the lead in the first half before battling back from 2-1 down to secure a point. 

It was another promising performance from Corica's side, who arguably should have at least won one of their first four group games. 

"I was very pleased with the performance from our boys, the first half especially we were the better team," he said. 

"Very proud of our boys for the effort."