Brisbane Roar beat group leaders Beijing Guoan 1-0 away from home in their Asian Champions League clash, but still face an uphill task to reach the knock-out phase.
Defender Daniel Bowles says Brisbane Roar are "buzzing" as they prepare for their toughest game of the season in China.
Brisbane Roar's Asian Champions League started in disappointing fashion, as they lost 1-0 at home to 10-man Beijing Guoan.
Matt Smith has backed his former Brisbane Roar team-mates to get the better of Beijing Guoan when they start their Asian Champions League on Wednesday.
Marcel Seip's volley gave Central Coast Mariners a 1-0 win over Beijing Guoan to take them top of their Asian Champions League group.
Striker Bernie Ibini says Central Coast Mariners are ready for a physical battle with Group F leaders Beijing Guoan in their Asian Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Central Coast Mariners slipped to the bottom of Group F as they lost 2-1 to Beijing Guoan in the Asian Champions League.