Despite being outnumbered, Ulsan Hyundai defeated Malaysia’s Johor Darul Takzim and maintained its hopes of advancing to the round of 16 of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
Ulsan won 3-1 in the third game of Group I of the 2023-24 season ACL group stage against Johor held at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th. Ulsan, who defeated BG Pathum United (Thailand) 3-1 in the first game and then lost 0-1 to Kawasaki Frontale (Japan) in the second game, recorded 2 wins and 1 loss (6 points) with this win, finishing in Group 2. I went up.
It was a meaningful game for Ulsan in many ways. Ulsan, who had been winless in the last 4 official matches with 2 draws and 2 losses, won in 5 official matches. He also scored three goals and escaped from being scoreless in the last four games.
Ulsan, who played all of their games in Malaysia last season due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), had the bitter experience of being eliminated from the group stage after losing twice to Johor due to home territory. However, Ulsan succeeded in avenging the previous tournament with a victory that day.
Ulsan took the lead by scoring the first goal 5 minutes into the game. In a corner kick opportunity, Rubiksson’s cross was kicked by Jeong Seung-hyeon with his right foot. Rubikson made a great performance by scoring multiple goals in a row in the 12th and 18th minutes of the first half.
A crisis has come to Ulsan as well. In the 36th minute of the first half, Kim Tae-hwan was sent off for accumulating warnings and was outnumbered. Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo strengthened the defense by bringing in Rubikson and inserting Lee Myung-jae at the start of the second half.
Johor launched an all-out offensive with numerical superiority, and in the 8th minute of the second half, Bergson cut through Ulsan’s net with a right-footed shot, making up for one goal. However, Johor was unable to score an additional goal, and the game ended with Ulsan winning.
Pohang Steelers won 2-0 over Urawa Reds (Japan) in the second game of Group J held at Saitama Stadium in Japan on the same day. Pohang, with three consecutive wins in the group stage, maintained first place in the group (9 points). The gap with Urawa, who is in second place with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss (4 points), has widened to 5 points.짱구카지노 도메인
Pohang snatched the victory with Jeong Jae-hee’s first goal in the 22nd minute of the first half and Ko Young-jun’s key goal in the 4th minute of the second half. At the official press conference after the game, Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong said, “I was worried because of the injury, but the players showed good performance,” and added, “However, we could have scored more points, but it is unfortunate that we lacked decision-making power.”