Despite 3 goals, Ulsan loses 1-2 to Johor… ACL Round of 16 ‘red light’

Despite 3 goals, Ulsan loses 1-2 to Johor… ACL Round of 16 ‘red light’

Professional soccer’s K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai fell short of qualifying for the round of 16 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) as Malaysia’s Johor Darul Taqiyim found the back of the net three times.

The Hong Myung-bo-led Ulsan side fell to the hosts 1-2 in their 2023-2024 ACL Group I match on Sunday at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Johor, Malaysia.

The result leaves Ulsan in second place (6-2W, 2L), six points adrift of group leaders Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) (12-4W) and their chances of qualifying for the round of 16 are slim.

Johor sits in third place with the same number of points as Ulsan, but with a worse head-to-head record (6-2 W-L).

In the ACL East Asia Group Stage, the first-place team from each group and the best three second-place teams advance to the Round of 16.

Ulsan struggled to find the back of the net twice in the first half.

They were also lucky in the fourth minute of the second half when Johor Hebertz’s direct free kick hit the post. 카지노사이트

In the 10th minute, Fernando Forestieri’s right-footed curling shot off a pass from Afiq Fazail hit the right post.

In the 40th minute, Berson’s shot hit the crossbar.

Johor finally took the lead after relentlessly pressing Ulsan’s defense.

In the 44th minute, Hebertz hit a left-footed mid-range shot that hit the right post and found the back of the net.

Johor continued to dominate in the second half, but were unlucky to see a direct free kick from Heberch hit the post in the fourth minute.

On the other hand, Ulsan, who were struggling to find a way through the game, equalized with Ataru’s ‘one shot’.

In the 24th minute of the second half, Ataru broke through the defense and rushed into the box, trapping Bako’s through ball with his right foot before finishing with his left to make it 1-1.

The game came down to substitutions.

Johor’s Akiar Rashid, who came on in the 40th minute, scored the winner two minutes later.

He finished Ayman Hanafi’s forward pass with his right foot in a counterattack situation.

Ulsan brought on long striker Martin Adam in the 41st minute of the second half, but he was unable to capitalize on the threat.

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