Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) will take on Korea Republic’s Gyeongnam FC on Matchday 2 of AFC Champions League 2019. This will be the first match of the ongoing tournament to be hosted by JDT in Malaysia.
The reigning Malaysia Super League Champions had a tough start in the AFC Champions League when they suffered a 1-2 loss against Kashima Antlers. Currently residing at the bottom of the table, JDT have not let their previous result affect their mental state ahead of the historical game.
In fact, their head coach Benjamin Mora believes that the players carry certain expectations on their shoulders but that should not be the reason why they doubt their game.
“Professional footballers, my players, JDT are all human and this kind of situation where it’s everything new for them and for us, of course, it gets emotional. But the thing is, we must compartmentalise these emotions to help us and guide us to work as a team. That is one thing that distinguished JDT for a long time. Now I see the team stronger than ever”, he added.
Gyeongnam FC, on the other hand, drew their match against Shandong Luneng in their opening fixture. Their major advantage ahead of today’s impending encounter is the opponent’s involvement in a lot of matches that is bound to take a toll on the strength of the players. If the newcomers wish to register their first win in the group stages, they will have to capitalise on the same.
When to watch?
The match between JDT and Gyeongnam will take place on March 12, and kicks-off by 8:45 PM SGT.
The Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Hassan Yunos Stadium in Malaysia will play host to the game.
Where to watch?
The fans from the Southeast Asian regions (Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, East Timor, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Burma and Thailand) can tune into the FOX Sports network to watch the 2019 AFC Cup. The fans in Australia can watch the match on Fox Sports Australia.
The fans in India can tune in to DSport to watch the match.
Cambodia and Indonesia can catch the game on BTV and MNC Media respectively whereas Iran can tune in to IRIB.