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Jeonbuk retain K League title


Ulsan: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the 2018 K League title with six matches to spare after playing to a 2-2 draw with Ulsan Hyundai on Sunday.

The draw gave Jeonbuk, who have sealed qualification to the 2019 AFC Champions League, an unassailable 74 points with 23 wins, five draws and just four defeats.

They are 19 points ahead of second placed Gyeongnam, who lost 1-0 to Jeju United earlier in the day, with six matches to play.

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Jeonbuk, quarter-finalists in the 2018 AFC Champions League, not only defended the title they won last season but took their overall haul to six in the last 10 seasons and they are just one short of matching Seongnam FC.

Against Ulsan, Jeonbuk striker Lee Dong-gook scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in second half added time.

Lopes had given Jeonbuk the lead in the 54th minute but Ulsan leveled the score four minutes later when Han Seung-gyu fired in a right-footed shot off a pass from Kim In-sung, who scored Ulsan's second in the 82nd minute.

Sources: Yonhap, AFP

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