Jeonbuk Hyundai lost to Ryan City (Singapore) in professional soccer’s K League 1. Pohang Steelers pulled off an upset win over Urawa Reds (Japan).
Jeonbuk lost their 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Group F match against Ryan 0-2 at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore at 7 p.m. (KST) on Aug. 8.
The loss leaves Jeonbuk in second place with two wins and two losses (6 points), unable to close the gap on first-place Bangkok United (9 points), who have played one game less.레모나토토
Jeonbuk struggled against Ryan. While Jeonbuk lacked organization, Ryan was able to execute what they had prepared on the field.
The first goal also belonged to Ryan. Ryan conceded the first goal in the 23rd minute through Richario Zirkovic. A ball from behind found Zirkovic inside the penalty box, and he calmly finished to break the deadlock.
The second half wasn’t much different. Ryan struck again. Ten minutes into the second half, Zirkovic once again showed his precision in the box, and the gap between the two teams grew to two goals.
In the 42nd minute, Jeonbuk was awarded a penalty kick after a foul inside the opponent’s penalty box. The referee checked the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) and pointed to the penalty spot.
However, Gustavo, the kicker, was unable to convert the penalty, and Jeonbuk lost without a goal.
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Meanwhile, at the same time at the Pohang Steel Yard, Pohang welcomed Urawa to the stadium and came from behind to win 2-1 in their fourth Group J match.
The hosts fell behind in the 36th minute to Jose Kante. However, Zeca converted a penalty kick in the 21st minute of the second half to level the score.
Pohang increased its numerical advantage in the 26th minute of the second half. Takahiro Akimoto made a dangerous tackle on Ko Young-joon, which prompted the referee to show a red card after going through VAR.
Pohang then struggled to find the equalizer, and in the 49th minute, Kim In-sung scored the winning goal. With the three points at home, Pohang improved their chances of advancing to the Round of 16 with a perfect 4-0 record in the group stage.