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Yokohama Marinos vs Sydney FC: Champions emerge

Yokohama Marinos vs Sydney FC: Champions emerge

The much-anticipated match between the J League 1 winner, Yokohama Marinos and the A-League champion, Sydney FC will take place at the group stage of the AFC Champions League.

Yokohama Marinos vs Sydney FC match information

Time: 18:30 (GMT+8) on February 19th

Venue: International Stadium Yokohama

Competition: 2020 AFC Champions League

Group H of the 2020 AFC Champions League will witness the much-anticipated match between the Japanese side Yokohama Marinos and the Australian side Sydney FC.

The host had a terrific season last time out at the J League 1. Their dominance was asserted as in their 22 wins out of 34 matches in the season. They both possess the top scorer and the domestic player top scorer. Marcos Junior ended the season as the Golden Boot winner with 15 goals, whereas T. Nakagawa is no short with 14 goals for the team, adding to their 68 goals in the season.

At the first match of this year's AFC Champions League, the side was victorious against Jeonbuk Motors. A goal from K. Endo and an own goal from Kim Jin-Su were enough for the Japanese side to gain their first win at the competition this season. 

As for their opponent, Sydney FC was crowned the champion after emerging victorious in the grand final against Perth Glory. Their top scorer, former Southampton striker A. Le Fondre came just short at the Golden Boot last season. Their first match of the AFC Champions League was postponed. They were supposed to face Shanghai SIPG in China, but were pull off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The sides have never met each other at the AFC Champions League.

As the stakes are high, both teams have an equal chance to emerge victorious ahead of the next match.

Yokohama Marinos vs Sydney FC potential lineups:

Yokohama Marinos: Y. Kajikawa, T. Bunmathan, K. Matsubara, Thiago Martins, S. Hatanaka, T. Ohgihara, T. Kida, K. Endo, Marcos Junior, A. Onaiwu, T. Nakagawa

Sydney FC: A. Redmayne, R. McGowan, A. Wilkinson, R. Grant, J. King, M. Ninković, L. Brattan, A. Caceres, P. Retre, K. Barbarouses, A. Le Fondre

Yokohama Marinos vs Sydney FC score predictions: 1-1