On today’s match day (April 18), the group stage of the 2022 AFC Champions League witnessed many surprises when the representatives of Southeast Asia continuously beat Korean teams. After Lion City (Singapore) and BG Pathum won, Malaysian club Johor Darul Ta’zim also shocked when defeating Ulsan Hyundai, the defending champion of Korea.
Ulsan Hyundai with a record of winning the AFC Champions League twice is much more appreciated than Johor Darul Ta’zim. However, they were splashed with cold water in the 3rd minute when the Malaysian representative opened the scoring. Johor Darul Ta’zim changed his state quickly after stealing the ball in Ulsan Hyundai’s half. Forestieri shot a beautiful shot from outside the box that made Ulsan Hyundai’s keeper only watch the ball fly into the net.
Forestieri opened the scoring for Johor Darul Tazim
After conceding an early goal, Ulsan Hyundai put great pressure on Johor Darul Ta’zim’s field. The Korean team dominated the ball but they lacked accuracy in the finishing phase. Ulsan Hyundai’s offensive efforts finally paid off at the start of the second half. Um Won-Sang had a precise shot in the box after Seol Young-Woo’s return cross, thereby leveling the score at 1-1.
As for Johor Darul Ta’zim, they did not lose their spirit after the goal. The Malaysian club defended closely, waiting for an opportunity. And as Ulsan Hyundai engrossed in the rise, they were hit by a sharp counterattack from Johor Darul Ta’zim. Bergson sowed the fans of Ulsan Hyundai with a dangerous footwork in the penalty area in the 80th minute, thereby giving Johor Darul Ta’zim a 2-1 lead.
Bergson sows sorrow to Ulsan Hyundai fans
This is also the final score of the match. After the above victory, Johor Darul Ta’zim leads Group I in the AFC Champions League with 6 points, 2 points above the runner-up Kawasaki Frontale.
Ulsan Hyundai dominated the ball but still received defeat
Group I table in AFC Champions League
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