This week the final rounds of Asia’s Champions League group stage are being played. 16 teams will advance to the next round which is the knockout round, Beijing Guoan being one of the final 16. They played 1-1 against South Korean Suwon Bluewings today which was enough for them to go through as group winners. Beijing will now face either another South Korean team Jeonbuk Motors or Chinese Shandong Luneng on May 26th.
Erton Fejzullahu played from start and even assisted to Beijing’s goal in the 25th minute. The Kosovo born striker got a red card efter only 30 minutes of playtime in the first round and returned for the fourth round. This means that he only participated in three games out of six. In the domestic league he’s doing better scoring four goals in eight games.
Unfortunately the luck weren’t on Labinot Haliti’s and the reigning champions Western Sydney Wanderers side. Last year they lifted the trophy but this year the Australians didn’t make the cut after finishing third. Haliti made five appearences whereas three of them from start.