The Chinese side managed a narrow win thanks to a 72nd-minute penalty scored by Yu Hanchao, placing them in second place in the group with their second win of the campaign.
has called for focus ahead of their second match against
in three days in Group F of the 2020 AFC Champions League.
“I felt that we were lucky to win the first game,” said Choi. “We have to treat our opponents seriously. We are still facing difficulties and we need to stay focused. I trust the players to accomplish our target and play well.”
On the other side,
bagged four points from their last three games, making the upcoming game a crucial match for the Japanese side.
“We played the first game and now we know the atmosphere in Doha, the stadiums, and our opponents too so now we can play an aggressive Tokyo FC style,” said FC Tokyo’s
‘Perth Glory win gives us confidence’ Ulsan’s Kim.
Two days ago,
Ulsan Hyundai FC
marched a comeback against Australian opponents, while the Australian side scored the first goal by Daniel Stynes, before Kim In-sung and Junior Negrao goals in the final minutes of normal time to secure the points for the South-Korean side.
“Every single game is very important. You have to show that you leave everything on the pitch,”
might need more to qualify to the next round:
“We are here on a dual mission to win every game and to build a new squad with a relatively young squad with new faces ahead of the new A-League season,”
said Perth Glory’s head coach Christian Ola.
The matches will be preceded by a minute of silence for Argentina’s late legend, Diego Maradona.