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3 April 2018

Wednesday marks the return of the AFC Champions League, and Tianjin Quanjian visits Hong Kong to face Kitchee SC.

After a clear 3-0 win in Tianjin, with goals from Modeste, Sun Ke and an own goal from Piracicaba, Paulo Sousa’s squad travels south in search of another win and hoping that Jeonbuk Motors gets the three points again Kashiwa Reysol. That combination of results will guarantee the qualification to the next round to the Korean and Chinese teams.

Kitchee surprised Kashiwa in the last match, getting an unexpected win in stoppage time, with a great goal from Cheng Chin Lung. In the domestic league, Kitchee Kitchee is cruising, with an 8 point lead over Hong Kong Pegasus and with three games to go.

The star of the team is a household name, the Uruguayan Diego Forlán. After a spell in India, the former Atlético Madrid and Manchester United star is the key player of Kitchee, and he’s shown that he still has that killer instinct, with 5 goals in 9 games.

This article has been written by Paulo MCD Sousa Editors Team

Photo: South China Morning Post