AsiaDespatch.org – Beijing Guoan is ready to face Kawasaki Frontale in Round 2 of the AFC Champions League Group I 2020/21 zone, Tuesday (29/6/21) at Lokomotiv Stadium. After a year’s absence, Kawasaki Frontale is now trying its luck again in this competition. Meanwhile, Beijing Guoan, who was knocked out in the quarter-finals last year, certainly had better intentions.
After being held to a draw against a team that just debuted in the first round, Beijing Guoan still hasn’t shown its true strength. Of course, the draw would be better than not getting a score at all.
But for a team that reached the quarter-finals last year, they should have done better. In fact, when viewed in terms of strength, it seems that Beijing Guoan is no better than the previous year.
This can be seen from his actions in local competitions. In 2021 it seems that Beijing Guoan even looks down and they are only able to occupy the middle position in the Chinese Super League.
Even though in 2019 Beijing Guoan was able to rank second and enter him into the AFC Champions League 2020. They were also able to enter the AFC 2021 thanks to being able to sit in the top position in the Chinese Super League 2020.
But actually they still have a long way to go because the Chinese local league has only been running for 5 weeks. So maybe their strength will emerge in the middle of the competition.
- Still Boosting Strength
When comparing Beijing Guoan’s performance at AFC 2020, it seems that they were able to smooth their way in the group phase. Because if you look back at that year, Beijing Guoan managed to top the group stage.
2020 can be said to be their golden year. Beijing Guoan was able to crush three teams out with five wins and only one draw.
After they qualified in the group stage they were able to win in the first round of the last 16 against Tokyo 1-0. Unfortunately they had to fall in the quarter-finals against Ulsan Hyundai 2-0.
So far they have been doing their best. But unfortunately the first round had to be passed with a draw.
When facing United City, it seems that Beijing Guoan looks difficult. They were only able to control possession of the ball as much as 25 percent.
During the match they could not be better than the team that had just debuted. Beijing Guoan was confined for two rounds.
At first they almost lost because United City were able to find their way in the 28th minute. Fortunately in the middle of the second half Liang Shaowen saved Beijing Guoan’s face and the end result was a 1-1 draw. Now they will face a team that is both on the rise.
- Securing the Top Position
The first round victory put Kawasaki Frontale in the top position. The first round match against Daegu FC was very fierce.
It could be said that his opponent was quite a strong opponent. So it is not wrong if they are only able to win 3-2 thin.
In the early stages, Kawasaki Frontale had to trail 1-0. Fortunately a few minutes later Kawasaki Frontale was able to rise slowly.
Even though they were able to win narrowly, their movements were quite consistent. So it can be said that the victory is a good capital for the next match.
- Able to Get Full Points
Even though Beijing Guoan was a strong team last year they are in a slump. Perhaps this adversity can be used by Kawasaki Frontale to reach full points. It looks like it’s going to be a tough match and Kawasaki Frontale is predictable online soccer betting will win thin
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|Beijing Guoan vs Kawasaki Frontale Player List:|
(Beijing Guoan) : Hou Sen; Yu Dabao, Li Lei, Yang Fan, Zhang Xizhe, Li Ke, Lucas Souza, Chi Zhongguo, Gao Tianyi, C. Bakambu, Zhang Yuning.
Manager: S. Bilic.
(Kawasaki Frontale) : Jung Sung-Ryong; K. Noborizato, Jesiel, S. Kurumaya, Z. Issaka, A. Ienaga, João Schmidt, K. Kozuka, T. Hasegawa, Y. Wakizaka, Leandro Damião.
Manager : T. Oniki.
|Here are the statistics for the two teams below:|
- H2H Beijing Guoan vs Kawasaki Frontale
|28/04/10||ACL||Beijing Guoan||2-0||Kawasaki Frontale|
|09/03/10||ACL||Kawasaki Frontale||1-3||Beijing Guoan|
- Beijing Guoan’s Last 5 Matches
|26/06/21||ACL||United City||1-1||Beijing Guoan|
|10/05/21||CSL||Wuhan FC||0-2||Beijing Guoan|
|04/05/21||CSL||Beijing Guoan||2-0||Dalian Pro|
|28/04/21||CSL||Shanghai Port||3-1||Beijing Guoan|
|23/04/21||CSL||Shanghai Shenhua||2-1||Beijing Guoan|
- Kawasaki Frontale’s Last 5 Games
|09/06/21||EMC||Kawasaki Frontale||P 1-1||Nagano Partner|
|30/05/21||J1L||Kawasaki Frontale||2-1||Kashima Antlers|
|26/05/21||J1L||Shonan Bellmare||1-1||Kawasaki Frontale|
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