Japanese media outlet Soccer Digest reported on Nov. 21 (KST), “The Korean national team has four wins, all of which started with victories. In addition to Incheon’s win over Yokohama, Ulsan Hyundai defeated BG Fatum United 3-1, Pohang Steelers beat Hanoi FC 4-2, and Jeonbuk Hyundai defeated Kitsch 2-1.
The K League is off to a strong start in the ACL. First up were Ulsan and Incheon. Ulsan hosted Thailand’s Pathum United. Ulsan, who started Boyaniji and Martin Adam in a non-League lineup, defeated Pathum thanks to huge performances from substitute Ataru and striker Martin Adam.
Incheon traveled to Japanese powerhouse Yokohama Marinos. Against Yokohama, who are currently in second place in the J-League with 15 wins, six draws, and six losses, Incheon showed what counterattacking is all about. Gerso’s speed and Hernandez’s shooting helped Incheon to a 4-2 win and a complete victory in their first Champions League match in history.
Jeonbuk and Pohang were up next. Jeonbuk hosted Hong Kong’s Kitchee SC. As expected from the home team, Jeonbuk led throughout, but their poor league form showed against Kitchee, and they only managed to win 2-1. Jeonbuk will have to hang on for dear life in the Champions League because of their poor league form.
Finally, Pohang traveled to Hanoi, a Vietnamese team. The players who shined in this match were Kim In-sung and Zeca. In particular, Zeca showed why he is one of the best strikers in the current K League, totaling three assists in Pohang’s 4-2 victory. 온라인카지노
Japan, on the other hand, got off to a bad start. The J-League, which like the K-League has four cards, had Yokohama Marinos, Urawa Reds, Kawasaki Frontale, and Banpore Kofu in the Asian Champions League. The J-League recorded one win, two draws and one loss, with only Kawasaki winning.
Yokohama lost 2-4 to Incheon United, Kawasaki won 1-0 over Johor, Kofu drew 0-0 with Melbourne City, and Urawa drew 2-2 with Wuhan Sanzen.
The Japanese highlighted Amano Jun, who plays for Jeonbuk: ‘Amid the contrasting results between the two countries, the Japanese player who stood out for a Korean club was Amano Jun of Jeonbuk Hyundai. In the match against Kichi, where he started in the top two, he set up Hong Jung-ho’s first shot with a precise free kick in the fifth minute, and indirectly helped Han Kyowon equalize in the 61st minute with a bold shot from the front of the penalty arc with the score tied 1-1.
Amano said that although his playing time has been dwindling recently due to injury, ‘I wanted to prove it with the game, and I was confident that I could do it’. It was the first win in a long time for the club, which had been in a slump with no wins in five league games. “I wanted to change the mood of the team, and I’m glad I was able to give us a chance to bounce back,” said the 32-year-old.