The hosts AS Vénus will not have an easy task against the nine-time champions Auckland City in the second matchday of the group D at Stade de Mahina, Tahiti.
The Tahitian champions started well the competition with a dominant 6-0 win over Lupe o le Soaga, but certainly this game will much more harder for them. Auckland also started the competition with a strong performance against Ba from Fiji; a brace from Emiliano Tade helped the New Zealand-based side to beat the Fijians by 6-0 at Stade Pater in both sides debut in the 2020 edition of the regional tournament.
Auckland will expect a win from this clash despite playing against Vénus and their home crowd at Stade de Mahina. The likes of Myer Bevan, Logan Rogerson and Emiliano Tade will be certainly names that Samuel Garcia and his men will want to shut down in order to avoid a defeat in front of their supporters.
Vénus will expect his defensive line led by the New Caledonian international Pothin Poma can stop the strong attack of the team coached by José Figueira. In attack, the duo Teaonui Tehau and Tamatoa Tetaiura will hope to cause trouble for the very well organized defensive system of Auckland City.
Auckland will expect to hold Tetauira that scored a hattrick againt Lupe o le Soaga in their latest match in the process to win and guarantee their spot in the knock-out stage of OFC Champions League one more time.
A win for any of the two sides will almost guarantee them a spot in the knock-out stage of the competition – a thrilling match in front of the Tahitian side home crowd, against the most prominent team ever from Oceania, a decisive match that shows the quality of Oceania football.