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JDT's home tie against Guangzhou moved to May 20

That means all AFC Champions League group stage match from matchday one to matchday three that involves any Chinese clubs will be played at a later date.

So while the rest of the competition starts next week, Chinese teams will only begin their in April and will have to play catch up in terms of fixtures and points.

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This new change means that the originally scheduled Johor Darul Ta'zim match against Guangzhou Evergrande that is supposed to be played on 19 February, is now moved to 20 May.

Considering that the Malaysia Super League has not even started and comparatively colder weather in Guangzhou, this change of fixture date can only be seen as beneficial to JDT.