Guangzhou R&F made an ideal debut in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 win over 2008 champion Gamba Osaka.
Striker Abderrazzaq Hamedallah scored in the 10th minute and Wang Song deflected in a free kick 10 minutes from time to hand the Chinese Super League club a notable win.
Guangzhou R&F manager Cosmin Contra was impressed with the defensive cohesion of his team, which earned a spot in the tournament through qualifying.
"We prepared well for this game and had a little bit of an advantage. They...