Beijing FC (Beijing Guoan FC) kicked off the AFC Champions League for Chinese clubs in the Group Stage by winning Chiangrai United 1-0 at Singha Stadium in Chiangrai, Thailand, on Tuesday night.
Forward Wang Ziming, 23, scored the only goal from the left side for Beijing at the 23rd minute under the assist from Spanish midfielder Jonathan Viera.
Jonathan Viera of Beijing FC in action during the AFC Champions League Group Stage match against Chiangrai United in Thailand, February 18, 2020. /VCG
The first Group matches for Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai SIPG and Shanghai Shenhua – the other three Chinese clubs – were put off due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China.
Group E: April 8 – Melbourne Victory vs. Beijing FC
Group F: April 7 – Shanghai Shenhua FC vs. FC Tokyo
Group G: April 7 – Vissel Kobe vs. Guangzhou Evergrande FC
Group H: April 8 – Yokohama F. Marinos vs. Shanghai SIPG FC
(Cover: Wang Ziming of Beijing FC celebrates his goal in the AFC Champions League Group Stage match against Chiangrai United in Thailand, February 18, 2020. /VCG)
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