Pohang’s ‘difficult enemy’ Urawa came from behind… Jeonbuk lost to Ryan

The Pohang Steelers beat the difficult opponent Urawa Reds (Japan) at home. Jeonbuk Hyundai lost to Ryan City (Singapore) in the enemy territory.

Pohang won 2-1 against Urawa Reds at Pohang Steel Yard on the 8th thanks to Kim In-sung’s come-from-behind winning goal in extra time in the second half of the group stage of 2023-2024 ACL. Pohang, which has won four consecutive group games, has maintained its lead in the group and increased its chances of advancing to the round of 16.

In the 36th minute of the first half, he was dragged after giving up the first goal to Jose Cante, but Zeka balanced it by succeeding PK in the 21st minute of the second half.

Five minutes later, Pohang even gained a numerical advantage. Akimoto Takahiro made a rough tackle on Ko Young-joon, and the referee declared his exit after making a video read (VAR).

Pohang launched an offensive and finally scored a come-from-behind goal in extra time in the second half. When Kim Seung-dae’s cross from the right side hit the goalkeeper’s hand, Kim In-sung pushed it with his left foot.

Jeonbuk lost 0-2 against Ryan in the fourth Group F match at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore at the same time.

Jeonbuk, which recorded two wins and two losses (six points), remained in second place, ahead of Ryan in goal difference (+1). Ryan finished third with two wins and two losses (six points).

Jeonbuk has been struggling on the road. The structure of the game fell, and Ryan, with home advantage on his back, pressured Jeonbuk by drawing what he had been prepared.

Ryan took the lead by scoring the first goal. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Riccario Zirconic calmly finished the ball from the back.

Ryan continued his dominant trend in the second half. He scored an additional goal early in the second half. Early in the second half, Djarkovic completed a multi-goal with an accurate shot in the box.

Jeonbuk had a chance to score a comeback goal by winning a penalty kick (PK) at the end of the second half, but Gustavo, who played as a kicker, failed to succeed and lost his will to chase. In the end, he took a bitter cup of defeat without scoring on the road.


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