Last time Beijing Guoan tasted competitive defeat was August 2014. That's 21 games. Not very encouraging for a Brisbane team needing victory to keep their ACL group hopes alive on Tuesday night in the Chinese capital.
Roar face a stern first test in their opening ACL group stage clash with the Chinese Super League side on the Gold Coast. A positive result on opening night will be vital in such an even group that also includes Suwon Samsung FC and Urawa Red Diamonds.