AFC Champions League 2nd Playoff : Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. vs Mohun Bagan A.C.
I-league Champions Mohun Bagan faces Chinese Shandong Luneng Taishan in ACL round 2 playoff to qualify for ACL group stage. the Mariners defeated Tampanes Rovers of Singapore 3-1 to advance to round 2. They face one of best Chinese team in CSL the cash rich club may find this match a easy one as the Bagan squad will be handicapped as the Evil org called AIFF have not changed there I-league fixture which is 1 day before this match. most of the players will be tired and will play Shandong in less then 18 hours with most of the time spend in travelling also some players will miss the match because of visa problems. and the extreme temperature change from 38°c to 0°c in few hours with no time to Climatize will be a factors and a weak defense with a 36 year old braziling and a LB Debnath as CB will not help against strike force of Tordelli and Walter. scoring goals with a hit and miss striker against a formidable defense will be a task. still I hope they give a good fight. my prediction Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. 3-0 Mohun Bagan A.C.