Mariners face Chinese heavyweights in ACL

May 2, 2013
Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold has welcomed a clash with wealthy Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande and their World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi in the Asian Champions League's round of 16.

The match-up was confirmed, with A-League champions the Mariners to host the first leg at Bluetongue Stadium on May 15, after Evergrande secured top spot in their group with a 0-0 draw against Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai overnight.

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