Victory drawn in Group F for 2019 AFC Champions League

Melbourne Victory has been drawn in Group F for the 2019 AFC Champions League competition.

Victory is guaranteed to face Chinese powerhouse Guangzhou Evergrande, who secured direct Group Stage qualification by finishing second in the 2018 edition of the Chinese Super League. 

Victory faced Guangzhou in the Group Stage of the 2014 Champions League, suffering a 4-2 loss away on Match Day 1 before making amends on Match Day 4 with a 2-0 win at home. 

The second spot will go the club that wins South Korea's Korean FA Cup final, which is over two legs between Ulsan Hyundai and Daegu FC.

Leg 1 is on December 5 and Leg 2 is on December 9.

The fourth spot will go to the winner of play-off 3.

As things stand, play-off 3 will be between Japan's runners-up/third-placed team and the winner of Chiangrai United (Thailand) and Ceres–Negros (Philippines)/Yangon United (Myanmar).

Melbourne Victory members can add a three-game ACL super pass to their membership, details here.