The 2020 AFC Champions League seems set to return in October, what have JDT achieved up to now and who will they play subsequent in Group G and past.
For the second season operating Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) are within the premier membership competitors beneath the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) banner after their first group stage look within the 2019 match final 12 months. The 6-time Malaysia Tremendous League champions are grouped along with Guangzhou Evergrande, Vissel Kobe and Suwon Bluewings this season.
The primary postponement got here earlier than the beginning of the primary match with matches involving Guangzhou being the primary to be postponed and initially scheduled for Could however after solely three matches performed to this point within the group, your entire schedule has been disrupted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
With issues enhancing within the continent, AFC has labored out a revised schedule that will see the matches resuming in October the place all matches throughout the group shall be performed a centralised venue.
- AFC Champions League 2020 results JDT
- AFC Champions League 2020 fixtures JDT
- AFC Champions League 2020 Group G table
- Who could JDT meet in the Round of 16?
Solely three matches have been performed within the group with JDT, Vissel and Suwon being the groups who’ve accomplished two matches every whilezGuangzhou have but to take to the sector. JDT had a horrible begin to their 2020 ACL marketing campaign once they had been utterly crushed by a Andres Iniesta impressed Vissel, who went on to additionally beat Suwon within the subsequent match.
JDT nevertheless roared again into rivalry after a aim every from Gonzalo Cabrera and Mauricio earned them a large 2-1 win over the Korean aspect on the new Sultan Ibrahim Stadium again in March.
|Feb 12||Vissel Kobe v Johor Darul Ta’zim||5-1||Misaki Park Stadium|
|Feb 19||Suwon Bluewings v Vissel Kobe||0-1||Suwon World Cup Stadium|
|Mar 03||Johor Darul Ta’zim v Suwon Bluewings||2-1||Sultan Ibrahim Stadium|
For the resumption of the competitors that shall be performed out throughout 16 days will see JDT face off in opposition to Guangzhou on Nov 17 first earlier than rematch in opposition to Suwon (Nov 23) and Vissel (Nov 29) to comply with. Their group stage schedule shall be accomplished with an encounter in opposition to Guangzhou on Nov 1.
|Oct 17||Johor Darul Ta’zim v Guangzhou Evergrande||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 20||Suwon Bluewings v Guangzhou Evergrande||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 23||Guangzhou Evergrande v Vissel Kobe||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 23||Suwon Bluewings v Johor Darul Ta’zim||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 26||Vissel Kobe v Guangzhou Evergrande||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 29||Johor Darul Ta’zim v Vissel Kobe||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 29||Guangzhou Evergrande v Suwon Bluewings||TBC||TBC|
|Nov 01||Vissel Kobe v Suwon Bluewings||TBC||TBC|
|Nov 01||Guangzhou Evergrande v Johor Darul Ta’zim||TBC||TBC|
Of their inaugural ACL outing, Vissel are sitting fairly on the high of the standings with most factors after two matches performed whereas JDT have put themselves within the operating for a spot within the subsequent stage with that win over Suwon. Nevertheless a clearer image of the standings can solely be seen after Guangzhou have accomplished their first two matches.
|2||Johor Darul Ta’zim||2||1||0||1||3||6||-3||3|
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The draw dictates that the highest two groups from Group G and Group H will crossover and meet one another within the first knockout stage. Presently in Group H, Yokohama F Marinos are the leaders and because it stands, it might see JDT taking up the Japanese champions who has a well-known face in Theerathon Bunmathan of their aspect.
However like an identical scenario with Group G, the Chinese language aspect in Group H which is Shanghai SIPG has but to play a match and much should still change when the matches return. Whereas two-time champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors additionally can’t be discounted from the being one of many certified groups.
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