Mohun Bagan from India and Tampines Rovers from Singapore will open this season´s competition with the start of the qualifying rounds tomorrow.
Preliminary Stage 1 at Salt Lake stadium, Kolkata, India
Mohun Bagan vs Tampines Rovers
For Tampines Rovers its the 1st time that they play an ACL qualifying round, Mohun Bagan played the qualifying stage of the 2002-03 edition.
Both teams played each other in the AFC Cup 2007, in that year when the match was played in India it ended 0-0 and in Singapore Tampines Rovers won 2-0.
Mohun Bagan previous campaigns at the Asian Club Championship and then when the competition was rebranded as the AFC Champions League.
The winner of this match will play vs Shandong Luneng from China and the match will take place at Jinan Olympic Sports Center in Jonan, Shandong.
Asian Club Championship 1999-2000
August 21, 1999 – Mohun Bagan 2-1 Muktijoddha Sangsad, Bangladesh
Goal Scorers – Chima Okorie, Dipendu Biswas
September 11, 1999 – Muktijoddha Sangsad, Bangladesh 0-0 Mohun Bagan
October 9, 1999 – Jubilo Iwata(Japan) 8-0 Mohun Bagan
October 16, 1999 – Mohun Bagan gave walk over
The return leg match was not held in Kolkata as Police did not give permission to Mohun Bagan to organize this match during Durga Puja (Saptami). Jubilo Iwata was declared winners.
7. AFC Champions League 2002-03
September 11, 2002 – Saunders Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka 0-2 Mohun Bagan
Goal Scorers – Baichung Bhutia, George Ekka
September 22, 2002 – Mohun Bagan 5-1 Saunders Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Goal Scorers – Baichung Bhutia 2, Jose Barreto, George Ekka, Jayanta Sen
October 9, 2002 – Mohun Bagan 2-2 Valencia(Maldives)
Goal Scorers – Sunil Chhetri, George Ekka
October 22, 2002 – Valencia(Maldives) 0-3 Mohun Bagan
Goal Scorers – Baichung Bhutia, George Ekka, Jose Barreto
September 13, 2002 – Daejeon Citizen(South Korea) 6-0 Mohun Bagan
September 26, 2002 – Mohun Bagan 1-2 Daejeon Citizen(South Korea)
Goal Scorer – Jose Barreto