Few complaints for Kim after Ulsan Hyundai issue AFC Champions League warning
Doha: Ulsan Hyundai head coach Kim Do-hoon was left with little to critique after his side convincingly outgunned Shanghai Shenhua to win 3-1 in their AFC Champions League clash on Saturday.
Appearing for the second time in Group F, and the first time in the competition’s new centralised format, the Korea Republic side were far too strong for their Chinese opponents, with Yoon Bit-garam scoring twice to take the sting out of the contest before half-time.
While Shanghai had already played and won against Perth Glory in Doha on Wednesday, Ulsan’s impressive showing came in their first fixture in Qatar, and Kim had only minor criticisms of what had been an excellent resumption of his team’s Asian campaign.
We have to take AFC Champions League chance while we can, says Ulsan Hyundai’s Yoon
Doha: After falling narrowly short in both of Korea Republic’s major domestic competitions, Yoon Bit-garam has urged his Ulsan Hyundai side to seize the opportunity to become AFC Champions League winners.
The comments came following Yoon’s Player of the Match performance in the club’s comprehensive 3-1 win over Shanghai Shenhua at Education City Stadium on Saturday; a showing in which they stamped their authority as possible title contenders.
Ulsan Hyundai FC show class in AFC Champions League win over Shanghai Shenhua FC
Doha: Yoon Bit-garam made a memorable return to the AFC Champions League, scoring twice to help Ulsan Hyundai to a convincing 3-1 win over Shanghai Shenhua at Education City Stadium on Saturday.
The midfielder celebrated his first appearance in the competition in eight years with a first-half brace, before Kim Kee-hee added a third as Kim Do-hoon’s side turned domestic disappointment into Doha delight two weeks after losing the Korean FA Cup Final.
Zhu Jianrong scored a late consolation goal for Shenhua, who drop to third in the Group F standings on three points, one behind joint leaders Ulsan and FC Tokyo.
Park rues absences, Cannavaro expresses frustration after AFC Champions League stalemate
Doha: Suwon Samsung Bluewings head coach Park Kun-ha rued the absence of key attacking players as his side failed to find the back of the net in a 0-0 draw against Guangzhou Evergrande at Khalifa International Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams collected their first point of the 2020 AFC Champions League campaign, with Guangzhou Evergrande having played one less match than their opponents.
The Koreans side now face an eight-day wait for their next game, a period during which Guangzhou Evergrande face Group G leaders Vissel Kobe of Japan twice.