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Sydney FC vs Shanghai Shenhua
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Sydney FC face Shanghai Shenhua at Allianz Stadium in a do-or-die Asian Champions League clash to end the group stage. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8pm (AEST).
Despite a poor start to the competition, Sydney FC stands at the precipice of qualification for the round of 16.
Sadly, their destiny is not totally within their own control, as the Sky blues need a win tonight and the Kashima Antlers to get a result against the Bluewings in the other group game which kicks off at the same time.
Sydney has a good record against Shanghai and drew 2-2 in China earlier in the tournament. Unbeaten in the last five clashes with Shenhua, the Sky Blues will go in with their strongest squad considering the luxury of a weekend off in the A-League, as they await a semi-final opponent.
Shanghai are playing well domestically, sitting high on the table and will provide a stern test despite their chances of qualification having evaporated. That is, of course, dependent upon the strength of the team they put on the park tonight. If players are rested, Sydney’s chances increase considerably.
Sydney will throw everything at the visitors tonight with the realisation that there is no tomorrow and with a little luck, might snare a coveted spot in the next phase of the tournament.
Sydney FC will win tonight. They are back in good form and should find the back of the net twice against the visitors.
Sydney FC 2 – Shanghai Shenhua 1.
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