Ulsan: Lee Dong-gyeong has admitted that Ulsan Hyundai are eyeing silverware in 2020 as the K League side aim to make up for last year’s disappointment after missing out on the title on the final day of the season.
The Horangi came agonisingly close to being crowned champions of Korea Republic for the first time since 2005, only for a heavy final-day defeat to Pohang Steelers to allow Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to pip them at the post and claim their third successive title.
While the 2019 campaign ended in bitter disappointment, it had been a breakthrough season for the 22-year-old midfielder, who started 24 of his side’s games following a loan spell with second-tier club FC Anyang in 2018.
Jeonju: As football fans around the world prepare to tune in to the opening match of the 2020 K League season on Friday, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors defender Hong Jeong-ho has admitted the lack of action elsewhere offers the perfect opportunity to show the quality of the Korean game.
And, with the vast majority of other leagues across the globe currently on hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Korea Republic international believes the match offers the ideal chance to highlight the strength of the game in the East Asian country.
Teams, star players, coaches: All you need to know about K League 2020
Kuala Lumpur: On Friday, Korea Republic will join Chinese Taipei and Turkmenistan among the few active domestic football leagues as the game on the Continent slowly begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in 1983 as the Korean Super League before being revamped and renamed as the K League in 1998, Korea's top flight boasts a number of powerhouses on the Continental stage, with no fewer than four sides having won the AFC Champions League and a further two having lifted its predecessor, the now defunct Asian Club Championship trophy.
Kuala Lumpur: With AFC Champions League football on hiatus over the past two months, the-AFC.com has scrolled the archives to bring you some of the finest goals the competition has witnessed in its rich history.
This week, our '5 of the Best' series looks back at some of the most eye-pleasing curling efforts that have left outstretched goalkeepers with no chance and brought fans to their feet in appreciation. Once you've reviewed our selection, don't forget to vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article!