Potential AFC Champions League match days

If Brisbane Roar win their play-off match against Thailand’s Buriram United in February, the current Hyundai A-League Champions will play in Group E of the 2013 AFC Champions League.

If Brisbane Roar win their play-off match against Thailand-s Buriram United in February, the current Hyundai A-League Champions will play in Group E of the 2013 AFC Champions League.

The winners of the Brisbane-Buriram clash will play against Korean K-League Champions FC Seoul, Japanese J-League runners-up Vegalta Sendai and Chinese Super League runners-up Jiangsu Sainty, with the group stage set to kick off at the end of February.

The Roar would potentially play their opening fixture away to the Japanese club before hosting FC Seoul two weeks later on 12 March at Brisbane Stadium.

Early April could see Brisbane play the same opponents twice in eight days, hosting Jiangsu Sainty at home a fortnight after travelling to Nanjing, China for match day three.

By this stage, the Hyundai A-League regular season will have been completed but the Roar would still have to juggle two competitions if they finish in the final six.

The final group stage matches for the play-off winner are Vegalta Sendai (home) and FC Seoul (away) in late April/early May.

Potential AFC Champions League match days (if Brisbane Roar win play-off match)

Match day one: Vegalta Sendai (JPN) Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Sendai Stadium, Sendai City

Match day two: FC Seoul (KOR) Tuesday, 12 March 2013 Brisbane Stadium

Match day three: Jiangsu Sainty (CHN) Tuesday, 2 April 2013 Olympic Sports Center, Nanjing

Match day four: Jiangsu Sainty (CHN) Wednesday, 10 April 2013 Brisbane Stadium

Match day five: Vegalta Sendai (JPN) Wednesday, 24 April 2013 Brisbane Stadium

Match day six: FC Seoul (KOR) Wednesday, 1 May 2013 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul