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Sriwijaya with nothing to lose against Gamba Osaka

Indonesian club Sriwijaya has nothing to lose against reigning Asian champions Gamba Osaka in tonight's clash. The two teams meet at Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in a Group F Asian Champions League fixture and Sriwijaya coach Rahmad Darmawan says his team will take it up the undefeated Japanese outfit.

"We have nothing to lose. We'll play a normal strategy. We'll be attacking if we have chances and we'll be defending if we lose the ball," Rahmad said on Monday.

Last time the teams met, in Osaka a fortnight ago, Sriwijaya went down 5-0 and obviously Rahmad is worried about the attacking power of Gamba but plans to counter it by not sitting back and defending.

"It's no use. At Osaka, we could only hold off their attack for 35 minutes. After that, they started to score goals," he added.

"They are a very good team with lots of attacking variations. No matter how formidable we made our defence, they found a way to break it."

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