AFC Champions League Group J leader
Ulsan also defeated Johor 3-1
Coach Kim Ki-dong’s Pohang Steelers won three games in a row in the Asian Champions League group stage. Ulsan Hyundai also defeated Johor.
Pohang defeated last year’s champion Urawa Reds 2-0, led by Jaehee Jeong and Youngjun Ko, in the third match of Group J of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) held at Saitama Stadium 2002 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan on the 24th. Pohang had 3 consecutive wins (9 points) in the group stage, and Urawa was 2nd with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss.
Pohang had difficulty penetrating Urawa’s flanks based on individual skills, but took the lead with Jeong Jae-hee’s goal in the 22nd minute of the first half. Jeong Jae-hee ran toward the goal area when Kim Seung-dae lifted the long ball from the left flank and struck it into the corner of the goal with a sensational mid-air touch.
Pohang lifted the mood in the 5th minute of the second half with a key goal from Go Young-Jun, who had speed and vision. Ko Young-jun widened the gap by completing a low cross from Kim In-seong, who had penetrated the right flank during a counterattack, with a left-footed shot.
Urawa continued to pressure Pohang for a redemption goal, but was unable to make a breakthrough due to the cooperative defense of Pohang players who did not lose concentration.짱구카지노 주소
Ulsan Hyundai won 3-1 with decisive blows by Seung-Hyun Jeong and Rubikson (2 goals) in the third match of Group I against Johor Darul Taksim (Malaysia) held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium. Ulsan, with 2 wins and 1 loss (6 points), also erased the bad experience of losing 2 times to Johor in the ACL group stage last year.
Ulsan scored the first goal with Jeong Seung-hyun’s shot from a corner kick opportunity in the 5th minute of the first half, and solidified their lead early with Rubikson’s consecutive goals in the 12th and 18th minutes of the first half.
Ulsan had Kim Tae-hwan sent off in the 35th minute of the first half due to accumulated warnings and conceded a goal in the 8th minute of the second half, but did not lose the advantage until the end.