Jeonbuk won their 2023/24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Group F qualifying third leg 3-0 against Ryan City at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday.
With the three points, Jeonbuk bounced back from an away loss to Bangkok United.
Jeonbuk traveled to Bangkok in the second leg. They expected to win, but were shocked to lose in a close game. They needed to turn things around. 토토사이트
Jeonbuk coach Dan Petrescu said, “This win is more important because we lost in Thailand. We need both a good process and a good result.” He vowed to win.
Jeonbuk was in desperate need of a win. Currently in second place in the group, there was no room for error if they wanted to advance directly to the knockout rounds.
Jeonbuk went with a partial rotation. They went with a 4-1-4-1. Park Jae-yong was up front, with Moon Sun-min, Lee Soo-bin, Amano Jun, and Lee Dong-joon in the second line. Park Jin-seop coordinated the offense from the back, while Kim Jin-soo, Hong Jung-ho, Jung Tae-wook, and Ahn Hyun-beom formed the defense. Kim Jung-hoon was in goal.
Jeonbuk took an early lead. In the fifth minute of the first half, Amano made a sensational left-footed shot from near the arc that went in for a 1-0 lead. Jeonbuk continued their offense. However, they didn’t have as much energy as they did in the first half.
Nevertheless, Jeonbuk continued their offense. In the 31st minute, Moon Sun-min broke through the Ryan City defense and sent a pass to Park Jae-yong, who found himself one-on-one with the keeper, but was denied by a good save.
Jeonbuk widened the gap with a lucky own goal. In the 33rd minute, Lee Dong-joon, who received a pass from Amano, sent in a cross from the right flank that beat Lionel Tan of Ryan City and went straight into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Jeonbuk was energized. They focused on widening the gap as they continued to look for an additional goal. In the 35th minute, Moon Sun-min knocked on the door of Ryan City’s goal with a rebounded shot, but it went straight at the goalkeeper.
Lion City struggled to make up for the two-goal deficit, but it wasn’t enough. With a less-than-destructive offense, they were unable to create any threats, let alone find the back of the net.
Jeonbuk ended the first half on a high note with a 2-0 lead against Ryan City at home.
Jeonbuk widened the gap early in the second half. In the 11th minute of the second half, Lee Dong-joon’s cross from the right flank fell in front of Moon Sun-min, who scored the team’s third goal with a simple shot.