ACL play-offs: JDT draw Muangthong, Hanoi get Kitchee

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AFC Asian Champions League

Malaysian giants Johor Darul Ta’zim have been drawn against Thai outfit in the play-offs east zone.

The Southern Tigers will battle Muangthong in a one-legged game in Bangkok for a place in the third and final round of qualifying stage after being given a first-round bye following the improvement of ’s member association ranking in the AFC.

Of the other ties of east zone, Vietnamese team Hanoi T&T and side captures the imagination, while Myanmar club meet another Thai side as take on – to be determined – Thai Premier League third-placed team.

Full play-off list with ties to be played from January 27 to February 9:

Play-off West 1

Al Ittihad (KSA) v Al Wehdat (JOR)

Play-off West 2

Naft Tehran (IRN) v El Jaish (QAT)

Play-off West 3

Bunyodkor (UZB) v Al Shabab (UAE)

Play-off West 4

Al Jazira (UAE) v Al Sadd (QAT)

Play-off East 1 – Preliminary round 1

Mohun Bagan (IND) v Tampines Rovers (SIN)

Preliminary round 2

Hanoi T&T (VIE) v Kitchee (HKG)
3rd TPL (THA) v Yangon United (MYA)
Shandong Luneng (CHN) v Mohun Bagan/Tampines
Muangthong United (THA) v Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS)

Final round

Adelaide United (AUS) v Shandong/Mohun Bagan/Tampines
Shanghai SIPG (CHN) v Muangthong/JDT
Pohang Steelers (KOR) v Hanoi/Kitchee
Urawa Reds/FC Tokyo (JPN) v Yangon/3rd TPL

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