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Suwon Bluewings vs Vissel Kobe: Another Iniesta's masterclass?

Suwon Bluewings vs Vissel Kobe: Another Iniesta's masterclass?

Suwon Bluewings will start their campaign at the 2020 AFC Champions League against the side from Japan, Vissel Kobe

Suwon Bluewings vs Vissel Kobe match information

Time: 18:30 (GMT+8) on February 18th

Venue: Suwon World Cup Stadium

Competition: 2020 AFC Champions League

Group G of the 2020 AFC Champions League will witness the much-anticipated match between the South Korean side Suwon Bluewings and the Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

Suwon Bluewings finished 8th last season at the K-League 1. After a so-called dreadful season, the consolation prize for them is the Korean FA Cup, where they were crowned the champion. That championship also goes with a ticket straight to the AFC Champions League group stage. The side possesses the league top scorer, Adam Taggart from Australia, with 20 goals throughout the season. But leaky defense means that they could not move up higher at the table.

Unlike Suwon Bluewings, Vissel Kobe has gone through their first match at the AFC Champions League this year. They had a thumping victory against the Malaysian side Johor Darul, with the scoreline of 5-1. Iniesta assisted twice, as well as a hattrick for the home-grown player K. Ogawa. That impressive performance helps them being included in the AFC Champions League Team of the Matchday 1 with 3 players.

This will be the first time these two teams meet at the AFC Champions League.

Although not having the home advantage, Vissel Kobe is still considered the better team and potentially the winner in the match.

Suwon Bluewings vs Vissel Kobe potential lineups:

Suwon Bluewings: Park Ji-Min, Park Jun-Hyung, Park Dae-Won, Lee Sang-Min, Kim Tae-Hwan, T. Antonis, Park Sang-Hyuk, Ko Seung-Beom, Choi Jeong-Hoon, @A. Taggart@, Han Seok-Hee 

Vissel Kobe: H. Iikura, T. Vermaelen, D. Nishi, G. Sakai, L. Osaki, Iniesta, T. Yasui, Y. Goke, Douglas, K. Ogawa, K. Furuhashi 

Suwon Bluewings vs Vissel Kobe score predictions: 1-3