A-League clubs set to resume Asian Champions League in November


Australia's Asian Champions League teams are set to re-start their 2019-20 continental campaigns in mid-November, with Perth Glory the first to kick a ball in anger.

Asia's elite club competition was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in the West Zone hub of Qatar on September 14, with Iran's Persepolis reaching the final after a penalty shootout win over Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr on Saturday.

They will meet the top team from the East Zone in the title clash on December 19.

New Glory coach Richard Garcia will see his side get the East Zone resumption underway when they take on China's Shanghai Shenhua in Group F on November 18.

Fixtures in Group H resume the following day, with Sydney FC scheduled to play Shanghai SIPG.

Australia's third representative in the competition, Melbourne Victory, are due to restart with a fixture against Beijing FC in Group E on November 24.

Teams in Groups G and H will play in a centralised location in Malaysia, while the venue for clubs in Groups E and F has not been determined.

Clubs in the East Zone could face difficulties with their fixtures due to rescheduled domestic league campaigns, border closures and COVID-19 protocols.

Source AAP