Eastern look to save face against Frontale

Eastern SC will have a chance to redeem themselves when they face Kawasaki Frontale in Wednesday's AFC Group G Champions League clash. 

On Match Day 1, the Hong Kong club suffered a demoralising 7-0 hammering at the hands of Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande. 

It was a night to forget for the tournament debutants, as they were also reduced to just nine men early after Wong Tsz-ho was red carded for handling the ball, then Wong Chi-chung got his marching orders with a second yellow card before half-time. As a result, the pair are suspended for this match.

Needless to say, Guanzhou took full advantage of the situation, with Liao Lisheng getting a brace.

Meanwhile, Frontale shared the spoils with the Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1-1 last week.

The Japanese club opened the scoring via Yu Kobayashi in the 11th minute, but an unfortunate own goal from Shogo Taniguchi meant the teams would settle for a point each.

A win for Frontale on Wednesday would see them leapfrog Guangzhou and Suwon and go to the top of Group G, while any points for Eastern FC would go a long way to restoring some pride.