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Australian Football: Sydney in ACL danger

Sydney FC are facing elimination from the Asian Champions League after slipping to a 3-0 defeat against Yokohama F Marinos.

The Sky Blues are priced at 9/2 to make the top six back home in the A-League and their disappointing campaign so far is showing no signs of turning.

Bad start to the game

Sydney found themselves two goals down after just 11 minutes as their Japanese opponents got off to a strong start.

Despite Yokohama being reduced to 10 men on the hour mark Sydney could still not fight their way back in to the game.

Indeed they conceded again in the 87th minute to wrap up a miserable night.

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Sydney now have to beat Jeonbuk on Thursday, and Hoang Anh Gia Lai on Sunday and hope that other results go their way to have any chance of making the knockout stages of the competition.

Sky Blues boss Steve Corica was pleased with the way his side improved after the break but admits they were made to pay for their poor start.

Lost it in the first 10

"We lost the game after ten minutes," Corica told reporters after the game. "We had a slow start and going two-nil down it was always going to be hard to come back into it.

"It was a poor first half performance but a lot better in the second half and we again create two or three very good chances which we didn't take. At least we had a good crack in the second half and it was much better. We conceded late as everyone pushed forward."

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