Analysis: Continental success awaits Aussie teams

Hyundai A-League clubs should never give up believing we can conquer the best in this vast region and lift the Asian Champions League.

November 2014 in Riyadh is why. 

And after last season’s excellent effort from Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory – both reached the knockout stage last May after taking some impressive scalps, with Sydney topping their group and Victory eding second behind Shanghai SIPG before heartbreaking exits for both – I expect one of this year’s three A-League teams to go one step further and make it beyond May.

With the ACL group stage kicking off for Australian teams this week, Adelaide United showed the type of commitment, concentration and character they’ll need against Asia’s best in their 1-0 win over the Jets last Friday night.

This was epitomised by Taylor Regan’s aggression, Riley McGree’s vigour and John Hall’s bravery.