A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners have started their Asian Champions League campaign with a 0-0 draw with Tianjin Teda in China.
The Central Coast Mariners are wary of the pace of Chinese club Tianjin Teda as the A-League leaders head into their first Asian Champions League fixture.
Central Coast coach Graham Arnold fears the A-League can do little to stop the talent drain to cashed-up Asian clubs.
Mark Bridge scored a stoppage time winner, as Sydney FC kept their Asian Champions League campaign alive with a 3-2 away win in China.
Sydney FC captain Terry McFlynn is confident his lack of recent match time won't hinder him in Tuesday's must win ACL clash with Shanghai Shenhua in China.
Caretaker coach Mehmet Durakovic believes last-placed Melbourne Victory can still make the Asian Champions League knockout phase.
A goal from veteran Kevin Muscat keeps Melbourne Victory alive in the ACL as they earn a 1-1 draw with Tianjin Tedu in China.
Sydney FC aren't concerned a five-week lay-off from competition will hurt them in Wednesday's ACL clash with China's Shanghai Shenhua.
Former Perth Glory goalkeeper Tando Velaphi is set to make his debut for Melbourne Victory in Tuesday's ACL clash with Tianjin Teda in China.
The Young Matildas have been fined $US4,000 ($A4,760) for Australia's part in a mass brawl against China in the under 19 women's championship earlier this week.
Newcastle defender Adam Griffiths is looking for bragging rights over his brothers as the Jets start their Asian Champions League campaign on Tuesday.