Guangzhou make home-ground debut in Asian tournament

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 March, 2012, 12:00am

Guangzhou Evergrande will host Thailand's Buriram United tonight as the Chinese Super League champions look to fly the flag for China in the Asian Champions League competition. Lee Jang-soo's team made an emphatic start to the competition two weeks ago when they handed South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors, runners-up in last year's tournament, a 5-1 thrashing away from home. Tonight, though, represents the first time Guangzhou will play in the tournament in front of their own fans and Lee is eager for his side to make an impression against a Buriram team that pulled off a surprise 3-2 win over J.League champions Kashiwa Reysol in the opening round. 'This is a very important match for the club, for the players and all of the coaching staff,' Lee said.


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