Melbourne City FC’s road to ACL Group Stage confirmed!

Melbourne City FC corner flag

Our road to the 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage has now been confirmed after last night’s draw in Kuala Lumpur.

This will be our first appearance in the AFC Champions League, and we will be joined by fellow A-League teams Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC.

Our Preliminary Stage match will be held on Wednesday 7 April against Myanmar’s  Shan United.

If successful, we then progress to the Playoff Stage to face Japan’s Cerezo Osaka a week later.

A win against Cerezo Osaka will see us enter the main draw in Group F, where we would be joined by; Shandong Luneng FC (China), Port FC (Thailand) and Kitchee SC (Hong Kong).

Please note that there are still many things to work through in terms of international borders and quarantine periods. We are awaiting further information from the AFC on venues for all matches.