V-League champions Dong Tam Long An arrived in Jinan, Shandong on Sunday evening to prepare for their Group G AFC Champions League match against the local side Shandong Luneng tomorrow.
|Dong Tam Long An coach Henrique Calisto fields questions from Chinese reporters|
Portuguese coach Henrique Calisto told local reporters that the host side was too strong for his team so his hope was to eke out a draw.
Injury forced Calisto to leave Brazilian striker Antonio at home and replace him with Kabange Tshamala from Congo.
The host side has a perfect record after the first two matches with victories over Adelaide United (1-0) and Seongnam Ilhwa (2-1) while Dong Tam Long An has yet to score a point in this year’s competition.
It’s a similar situation in the national V-League, where the southern club has been four matches without a win following the nil-all draw with Dong Thap on Saturday.
|Shandong Luneng (CHN)||2||6|
|Seongnam Chunma (KOR)||2||3|
|Adelaide United (AUS)||2||3|
|Dong Tam Long An (VIE)||2|