Nagoya Grampus 2012 AFC Champions League fixtures confirmed

The AFC has confirmed the dates for Nagoya Grampus’s 2012 AFC Champions League group games. The Nagoya giants, who finished just one point behind and one point ahead of champions Kashiwa Reysol and third place Gamba Osaka respectively in a thrilling climax to the 2011 season, will open and close their Group G fixtures at their home ground:

Date Stadium Opponent Opponent from
7 March Mizuho Athletic Stadium Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea
21 March Central Coast Stadium Central Coast Mariners Australia
3 April TEDA Football Stadium Tianjin Teda China
18 April Mizuho Athletic Stadium Tianjin Teda China
1 May Tancheon Sports Complex Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma South Korea
15 May Mizuo Athletic Stadium Central Coast Mariners Australia

(Keiji Tamada scores from a sweetly struck free-kick in the 54th minute to give Nagoya Grampus a 1-0 lead against Albirex Niigata on the final day of the J.League season. Despite securing the three points, a 3-1 victory for Kashiwa Reysol away to Urawa Red Diamonds saw the title go to the team from Chiba by a single point)

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