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Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 15:59
Beijing Guoan look to 1st win at AFC Champions League
By Xinhua
Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 15:59 By Xinhua

Roger Schmidt, head coach of Beijing FC, and Kim Min-Jae react during the press conference ahead of the group G match of AFC champions league between Buriram United of Thailand and Beijing FC of China in Buriram, Thailand on April 8, 2019. (ZHANG KEREN / XINHUA)

BURIRAM, Thailand - Beijing Sinobo Guoan FC who have not made any victory in the first two rounds of the 2019 AFC Champions League, hopes to notch up its first win at the game, Guoan's coach told a press conference here in Buriram on Monday.

In the upcoming Group G game on Tuesday, Thailand's Buriram United is hosting China's Beijing Guoan.

Schmidt said Guoan's players are adjusting themselves and trying to make best preparations for the game, adding that they've learnt a lot from their rival

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The scorching weather remains a challenge for the players, who have been travel-worn here in northeastern Thailand, and the Thai team Buriram united is a strong team, we are in a difficult tournament but we still hope to win the game and will try out best, said Guoan's coach Schmidt.

Schmidt said Guoan's players are adjusting themselves and trying to make best preparations for the game, adding that they've learnt a lot from their rival.

Beijing played out a goalless draw with Urawa Red Diamonds on Matchday Two and it remains the only team in Group G who has yet to record a victory.

But the team is on superb form domestically and currently lead the Chinese Super League after a 3-0 victory over Jiangsu FC on Friday made it four wins from four.

Touching on Renato Augusto's injuries in former games, Schmidt said it won't affect the team's performance in Tuesday's game.

I know that we are facing a daunting task as Beijing Guoan has a better performance than Thailand and it's a good team with many talented players, said Buriram United's coach Bozidar Bandovic.

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"A solid defense is fundamental toward better performance in the game, so we still need to reinforce our defense," said Bandovic.

Tomorrow's match will be important and we are at full cock, said the coach of the Thai team.

Buriram United's  stunning win over Jeonbuk Motors, coupling with Beijing Guoan's draw with Urawa Red Diamonds, puts Guoan bottom of Group G with 1 point.

Players of Beijing FC attend the training session ahead of the group G match of AFC champions league between Buriram United of Thailand and Beijing FC of China in Buriram, Thailand on April 8, 2019. (ZHANG KEREN / XINHUA)

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