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Preview - Group H: Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) v Sydney FC (AUS)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) vs Sydney FC (AUS) - AFC Champions League 2019

Kawasaki: Kawasaki Frontale will be looking to record their first victory in the AFC Champions League since August 2017 when they welcome Australia’s Sydney FC to Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium in Group H on Wednesday.

The two-time J.League champions were unlucky to concede a late penalty and lose 1-0 to Shanghai SIPG last week, but the result meant Kawasaki have now not won in the competition for eight games in a run that stretches back to the first leg of the 2017 quarter-finals.

Kawasaki then conceded deep into stoppage time to draw 2-2 with Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday to mean they have now drawn their opening three games of the J.League season and sit in the bottom half of the table.

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Sydney, meanwhile, began their Group H campaign with a goalless draw at home to Ulsan Hyundai, and, with no A-League game at the weekend, have had a full week to prepare for their trip to Japan.

The Australian side have never beaten a team from Japan in the AFC Champions League, having drawn four and lost four. On their last trip to the country, in 2018, they drew 1-1 with eventual champions Kashima Antlers.

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