FTW: AFC Champions League 2016
FOOTBALL fans excited for this year’s AFC Champions League can score a double pass to see A-League’s Melbourne Victory take on Chinese Super League’s Shanghai SIPG on February 24. Find out how inside!
Kicking off next week is the AFC Champions League, the Asia-wide football league which will see 45 of the best football clubs from the top 17 football leagues across the Asia-Pacific region compete against one another in classic tournament fashion.
The Champions League isn’t to be confused with last year’s AFC Asian Cup, which was a tournament that pitted national teams across Asia in competition.
Qualifying teams that students might recognise from their home country include Becamax Binh Duong (V League 1), Zob Ahan FC (Persian Gulf Pro League) and Buriram United FC (Thai Premier League).
Games will be played at various venues around Asia, with several games taking place right here in Melbourne at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.
A-League favourite Melbourne Victory — who successfully qualified for this year’s Champions League along with rivals Sydney FC — will battle Shanghai SIPG (Chinese Super League) on February 24, Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC (K League Classic) and Gamba Osaka (J1 League) in Group G of the tournament.
Meld Magazine is giving away five double-passes to MelbourneVictory vs. Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday, February 24 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. To win, simply enter our Rafflecopter competition below and you and a friend could be at this blockbuster game! The competition will close midnight on Monday, February 22.
If you don’t win, don’t fret — readers can also get a 10% discount to see this game when they enter the code MVSS16 from the Melbourne Victory ticketing page on their official website!