Sanfrecce Hiroshima has secured the final spot in AFC Champions League Group F following a tense play-off win against Chiangrai United on Tuesday night.
The J1 League side won a penalty shootout 4-3 to overcome the Thai outfit.
Sanfrecce will now join Melbourne Victory, China’s Guangzhou Evergrande and South Korea’s Daegu FC in Group F of the 2019 AFC Champions League.
There is now the possibility of former Victory fan favourite, and current Sanfrecce striker, Besart Berisha returning to Melbourne for Match Day 6 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.
Berisha signed for Sanfrecce in July 2018, following a successful four-year stint with Victory that included two Hyundai A-League Championships.
WATCH: Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeats Chiangrai United
Melbourne Victory faces Daegu FC on Match Day 1 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday, 5 March – tickets are now available and members receive a 20% discount.