Son Heung-Min had some looks at goal in Bayer Leverkusen’s Champions League tie at Atletico Madrid, but eventual heartbreak at the Vicente Cauldron, K-League clubs got 2 wins on Tuesday in the Asian Champion League, did Suwon and Seoul make it 4 for 4 today? Midweek Roundup next:
Bayer Leverkusen started brightly with Son getting in a decent shot from a rebound, but it was blocked. Later in the 1st half, he was in the box after a brilliant through ball to him, but his first touch was too heavy and was swallowed by by Atletico’s keeper (who then pulled his hamstring and had to be substituted). Atletico would get a deflection goal to draw even on aggregate goal. While Son had some decent passes to keep the ball moving, in the 2nd half he wasn’t as effective and was subbed out in the 77th. Both played through extra time. Leverkusen would lose 4-3 in a penalty shootout. They just missed going through to the final 8 in the Champions League (2002 being the last time they advanced past the round of 16).
In the English Championship, Kim Bo-Kyung and Wigan hosted Watford on Tuesday: Wigan would go down 0-2. Kim played the full 90 minutes.
Asian Champion League roundup
On Tuesday, Jeonbuk won comfortably 3-0 over Binh Duong, Lee Dong-Guk with a brace, Eninho with a lovely first goal.
While Seongnam got a surprise win away at Guangzhou R&F. Both Jang Hyun-Soo and Park Jong-Woo played for Guangzhou – Jang would be sent off late in the game with 2 yellow cards. Hwang Ui-Jo would score the only goal of the match, and with it all 3 points for Seongnam. Citizen power in Asia – get some!
Wednesday saw K-League clubs draw with their respective opponents. Wild one in Brisbane as Suwon took a 3-2 lead, only to see Clut score a late equalizer. Seo Jung-jin would nab a brace and Jong Tae-se with Suwon’s 3rd goal.
FC Seoul at home with Western Sydney Wanderers would end scoreless:
Got to go – might be back later to update further but Lekhwiya’s Nam Tae-hee scored a PK in the game against Bunyodkor, his side would go on to win 1-0.
FYI Roy, the highlights for Nam Tae-hee are wrong, that’s their game on MD2 against the Saudi champs AL Nassr (1-1 draw). They beat Bunyodkor (Uzbekistan) on NTH’s penalty this MD to put them into third. I haven’t seen those highlights floating around.
Got it, Thx! I’ll get that fixed
Jang Hyun-Soo was injured in practice the day after the Seongnam game and will beo ut for about 2 months. Expect a injury replacement announcement for the KNT soon. More info within the next 24 hours in the KPA post. 🙂
Oops, thought this was the post talking about the KNT callups. :p