Victory face Beijing in opener

Melbourne Victory will be Beijing-bound for the opening match of their 2010 Asian Champions League campaign following the confirmation of the official match schedule.

Melbourne Victory will be Beijing-bound for the opening match of their 2010 Asian Champions League campaign following the confirmation of the official match schedule.

Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan will host the Victory at Beijing Workers' Stadium on Tuesday, February 23 which follows hard on the heels of the opening week of the Hyundai A-League finals, scheduled for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February.

In fact, the first three of the Victory's ACL fixtures overlap the Hyundai A-League finals, which conclude with the Grand Final on Saturday March 20.

The Victory's first home game in the ACL will be against Korea Republic's Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, March 9 before back-to-back matches against Kawasaki Frontale, away on Tuesday, March 23 then at home eight days later.

Melbourne hosts Beijing on Wednesday, April 14, followed by a potentially decisive trip to Korea Republic for its final Group Stage match against Seongnam on Wednesday, April 28.

Match Day 1 Beijing Guoan v Melbourne Victory Tuesday, February 23, Time: TBC Beijing Worker's Stadium, Beijing, China

Match Day 2 Melbourne Victory v Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma Tuesday, March 9, Time: TBC Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Match Day 3 Kawasaki Frontale v Melbourne Victory Tuesday, March 23, Time: TBC Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki, Japan

Match Day 4 Melbourne Victory v Kawasaki Frontale Wednesday, March 31, Time: TBC Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Match Day 5 Melbourne Victory v Beijing Guoan Wednesday, April 14, Time: TBC Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Match Day 6 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma v Melbourne Victory Wednesday, April 28, Time: TBC Tancheon Sports Complex, Seongnam, Korea Republic