Seoul: FC Seoul enjoyed a confidence-boosting win ahead of the second leg of the 2013 AFC Champions League final with Guangzhou Evergrande as Choi Yong-soo’s side came from a goal down to defeat Suwon Bluewings 2-1 in the K League Classic on Sunday.
FC Seoul hadn’t won since defeating Esteghlal 2-0 in the first leg of their 2013 ACL semi-final clash at the end of September and when DPR Korea international Jong Tae-se put Suwon a goal to the good with just six minutes at the Seoul World Cup Stadium played the omens of Choi’s side ending their winless streak at six matches did not look good.
But with ten minutes of the first half left to play Dejan Damjonivc drew FC Seoul level before the Montenegrin marksman, who was on target in the first-leg of the ACL final with his sixth of the tournament, scored the winner against Suwon in the 76th minute.
FC Seoul will now face off against Guangzhou Evergrande in the second leg of the AFC Champions League final at the Tianhe Stadium on November 9, with the two teams having shared a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Korea.
Al Ain: Coach Laurentiu Reghecampf believes Al Hilal's AFC Champions League semi-final victory over Al Ain will hand his side much-needed experience ahead of their return to the continental final.
Sydney: Coach Choi Yong-soo is confident FC Seoul can overcome Western Sydney Wanderers in Wednesday's AFC Champions League semi-final second leg at Parramatta Stadium to secure a second consecutive final appearance despite the K League Classic side's modest recent goal scoring record.
Al Hasa: Al Hilal went top of the Saudi Professional League (SPL) standings courtesy of a 2-1 away victory over Al Fateh in their last domestic fixture before travelling to the UAE for the second leg of their 2014 AFC Champions League semi-final clash with Al Ain.