Asian Champions League -Round of 16

3 out of 4 K-League clubs survived to the round of 16 in the Asian Champions League – 1st leg of this knockout stage starts in a few hours.  The first match is an all Korean affair while the second is a sort of haniljeon:

Pohang Steelers visits Jeonbuk [game at 3 AM US EST / 4 PM Korea Time]

update: Pohang came from behind to win the 1st leg 2-1.

FC Seoul at Kawasaki Frontal [Thursday 6 AM US EST / 7 PM Korea Time]

John Dureden previews all the round of 16 clashes on One World Sports.com 

Not sure of the TV broadcasts. I saw a twitter post indicating the games will not be broadcast in Korea, but I don’t have a verification on that.  In the US, the games will not be broadcast live on One World Sports. Your best bet in watching the games will be via the method-by-which-name-I-can-not-mention – but I suspect you all are resourceful enough to know how to find a broadcast of the game, right?  Good luck!

 

– BTW I didn’t want to forget to mention that Ji So-Yun scored her first brace on Sunday for the Chelsea Ladies in their lopsided 5-1 win over Watford.

 

I simply can’t find a video clip of Ji’s work in the game, but over at Bolton, they just released an alternative camera angle video of Lee Chung-Yong’s smashing goal on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Yun Suk-Young scoring his first goal for QPR was a hit here at the Tavern as he netted the game winner in their final regular season match by beating 3 Barnsley defenders in a stunning combination of footwork and speed topped by a superb finish. With that, QPR is looking ahead to Friday’s playoff game; consequently the loss for Barnsley sends them down as relegation victims. Yun gave a brief interview with QPR’s official website, but it’s clear how ecstatic he is: “Scoring was an unbelievable feeling – I’m so happy, very happy!”  He went on to say that they are now focusing in on Friday’s playoff showdown with Wigan.  Manseh! Manseh!   

Needless to say, this is going to generate more last minute headaches for Hong Myong-Bo as he makes the final 24 man roster line up ready for the public on Thursday. Once again, join us for the Tavern Hangout  – 6pm EST Friday in the US, 7am Saturday in Korea as we deconstruct Hong’s World Cup roster after he announces it later this week. I’ll get the links up soon…

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