Pohang and Jeonbuk both advance in Asian Champions League

 
 
Updated 9/15/2021 8:03 AM

SEOUL, South Korea -- Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors both won Wednesday to give South Korea three teams in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League.

Pohang, going for a record fourth continental championship, advanced with a 1-0 win at Japanese club Cerezo Osaka. Lee Seung-mo scored the only goal in the 25th minute.

 

'Both teams played well and both teams had chances,' Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong said. 'We came under pressure early in the game but we recovered and we are delighted with the win.'

Two-time champion Jeonbuk defeated Thai club BG Pathum United 4-2 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw.

Brazilian striker Gustavo headed Jeonbuk into the lead at the end of the first half but Teerasil Dangda equalized in the 76th.

South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai has also earned a spot in the quarterfinals.

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