Today, the "Beijing Youth Daily" published an article that due to the "crash" between the AFC Champions League and the Football Association Cup, Guangzhou Evergrande, Beijing Zhonghe Guoan, and Shanghai SIPG, which have advanced to the second round of the FA Cup, need to take part in both events.
According to news, after the first round of the Football Association Cup, Evergrande, Guoan and SIPG have been among the top 16 teams in the AFC Champions League this season. The AFC Champions League (East Asia) will start from November 15th to December 19th. The second to fifth rounds of the FA Cup will be held from November 26th to December 19th. There is bound to be a conflict of schedule. The season's FA Cup champion will still directly get the AFC Champions League spot next season.
In the first round of the FA Cup, most clubs have arranged a large number of substitutes, but as the game deepens, the promotion team is getting closer and closer to the AFC tickets, and most teams are unwilling to give up the chance to get the crown. As for the "crash" of the two race schedules, the three clubs had to adopt the method of separately forming teams and going to two fronts.
Moreover, this season's Super League will end before the start of the second round of the FA Cup, when at least two new season AFC places will be created. The result of the Chinese Super League will also directly influence the psychology of the three teams competing for the AFC. Each club must also determine whether to focus on the FA Cup or the AFC competition.