Sydney: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Kim Bo-kyung has admitted that the Korean champions will need to be wary of Sydney FC frontman Adam Le Fondre when the former Cardiff City teammates face each other in Group H of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Wednesday.
Kim and Englishman Le Fondre were at Cardiff together in the 2014-15 season when the Welsh club were in England's Championship, with the former moving to Japan at the end of the campaign and the latter playing for several clubs in his homeland before joining Sydney in 2018.
Le Fondre has since achieved considerable success in Australia, where he won the A-League Grand Final last year, while he also currently leads the scoring charts in the 2019-20 season.
Group G - MD3: Johor Darul Ta'zim (MAS) 2-1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings (KOR)
Iskandar Puteri: A late goal from defender Mauricio sealed all three points for Johor Darul Ta’zim on Tuesday as the Malaysian champions notched up a 2-1 win over Suwon Samsung Bluewings in their first-ever AFC Champions League clash at the new Sultan Ibrahim Stadium.
The Brazilian’s header 17 minutes from time secured all three points for JDT in the Group G meeting after Gonzalo Cabrera had seen his first-half penalty for the home side cancelled out by Terry Antonis’ long range strike six minutes into the second half.
Kuala Lumpur: Representatives of the East Zone Member Associations (MA) with competing teams in the AFC Champions League 2020 have agreed to extend the dates of the knock-out rounds to allow for more time to complete the disrupted Group Stage fixtures.
Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it was agreed that Group matches scheduled for March and April which cannot be played, will be moved to May 19-20 - Match Day (MD3), May 26-27 (MD4), June 16-17 (MD5) and June 23-24 (MD6).
Where matches have been agreed between the two clubs, then the matches will go ahead as planned, if agreed by other stakeholders. A full list of fixtures will be confirmed between the MAs and the Clubs by March 16, 2020.
ASEAN & East Domestic Wrap: WSW claim Sydney bragging rights
Kuala Lumpur: Runaway A-League leaders Sydney FC suffered just their second defeat of the season when they lost 1-0 to city rivals Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday.
In Thailand, Bangkok United and Ratchaburi set the pace as they made it four wins from four, and there was early glory for Johor Darul Ta’zim in Malaysia and Hanoi FC in Vietnam.
Elsewhere, the league campaigns got underway in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, while the action continued in Cambodia, Myanmar and Guam, so join the-AFC.com as we review a busy weekend in the ASEAN and East Zones.