The second part of the group stage of OFC Champions League 2020 is set to start in Tahiti and New Caledonia. After lots of excitement from the groups A and B – where Eastern Suburbs from New Zealand, Galaxy and Malampa Revivors from Vanuatu and Henderson Eels from Solomon Islands qualified for the knock-out stage – it is time to get back to the pitch and learn more about the eight teams taking place in the final groups of the competition.
In the group C held in Nouméa, New Caledonia we will have the current runners-up AS Magenta hoping to proceed and represent his country in the quarterfinals as their countrymen of Hienghène Sport were knocked-out of the tournament in the group A. Alongside the New Caledonian powerhouse, the debutants of Tiare Tahiti from Tahiti will look to show their quality, while Solomon Warriors will hope to make the same of Henderson Eels and qualify for the decisive stage of the continental tournament. The fourth team in the group was the Cook Islands champions Tupapa Maraerenga, but the team withdrew of the competition moments before the kick-off.
Stade Mahina in Tahiti will host the nine-time champions Auckland City that will be hoping to retain the title after two years of absence in the grand final. The hosts of AS Vénus expect to make their supporters proud, but surely they will not have an easy task to surpass Auckland City and the Fijian champions Ba. Lupe o le Soaga from Samoa is always there to disturb the big sides, hoping to be a giant killer in Tahitian soil.
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