SportsTalk, October 30: After Chengdu beat Guoan 3-2 in an away game, “Football News” issued an analysis that although Chengdu is currently ranked fifth, it still maintains its chances of entering the AFC Champions League. possible.
The AFC has announced that it will start restructuring the Asian club competition in the 2024/25 season. The top league of Asian club football will consist of 24 teams. The participation of the previous teams will be renamed the AFC Champions League Elite (ACLE); the second-level competition composed of 32 teams will be called the AFC Champions League 2 (ACL2). The Chinese Super League champion, the Football Association Cup champion and the Chinese Super League runner-up will participate in the elite competition, and the third place will participate in the AFC Champions League 2.
After defeating Guoan yesterday, Chengcheng’s points reached 50 points, 2 points less than Shenhua and Zhejiang, which ranked third and fourth. In the final round, Shenhua and Zhejiang will face off directly, and Chengdu Chengdu will face Meizhou Hakka at home. If the three teams have the same score, Chengdu, which has superior results against Shenhua and Zhejiang, will be able to occupy third place.
Of course there is another possibility that Chengdu will eventually be ranked fourth in the Chinese Super League, but if the Football Association Cup is the second or third ranked team in the Chinese Super League, If the team wins the championship, then Chengdu will be able to participate in the AFC Champions League 2 competition.