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A-League teams finding Asian Champions’ League midweek home matches a tough sell to fans

While Sydney FC routinely attract well over 10,000 to their A-League home games, five figure ACL attendances have been in short supply since their first crack at the competition in 2007.
Champions’ League midweek football remains a tough sell in Australia, with Sydney FC drawing their lowest ever home crowd in the competition.

Just 4039 attended their 0-0 draw with South Korean side Ulsan Hyundai in the Sky Blues’ opening pool game at Jubilee Oval in southern Sydney.

It came in well under their previous smallest Champions’ League home crowd of 5642 in 2016.
While Sydney routinely attract well over 10,000 to their A-League home games, five-figure Champions’ League attendances have been in short supply since their first crack at the competition in 2007.

They drew over 10,000 in all three matches they hosted that year, but have only reached that figure once in their last 11 home games in Asia’s premier club tournament.

Melbourne Victory also struggled to pull in the punters for their opening match of the competition on Tuesday, drawing 5572 spectators.

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