The AFC Champions League is very exciting these days. In the latest football news, Suwon Samsung Bluewings edged past South Korean club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Their win allows them to enter the semifinals of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) last Wednesday. Suwon progressed to the last four in the wake of beating Jeonbuk 4-2 on penalty at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, south of Seoul. The two K League 1 groups entered the penalty shootout after they were tied 3-3 on total and was scoreless in additional time.
Suwon entered the second leg at home with a three-objective favorable position. However, Jeonbuk defeated the shortfall by winning the second leg 3-0 and driving the victors to be chosen in overtime.
Suwon Samsung in the Field
Suwon goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong was the savior for Suwon for the night. He made two vital spares in the penalty shootout to lead his group to triumph. The 35-year-old likewise blocked Carlos Adriano’s extra kick in the second-half stoppage time.
Suwon, two-time champions, are in the semis for the first time since 2011. They will next face Kashima Antlers of Japan in the elimination rounds beginning one month from now. The guests additionally compelled Suwon in the second half. Then, focuses back as Choi Bo-kyung made it 2-0 with his header off a Lee Seung-gi corner kick in the 51st. Suwon about suppressed Jeonbuk’s rally with Han Eui-kwon’s left-footed strike in the 64th finishing a ball from Elvis Saric. His endeavor, be that as it may, flew over the net.
Match Goes to Penalty
With four minutes included for stoppage time, Jeonbuk earned an extra shot in the 91st. This was after Adriano was brought around Jo Sung-jin in the case. Adriano ventured up to score the champ, yet his spot kick was denied by Shin and the match entered additional time. In the extra time, Suwon’s Kim Jong-min saw his shot shake the crossbar in the 95th after a block on Jeonbuk to focus back on Kim Min-jae. A moment later, Jeonbuk striker Kim Shin-wook’s kick went inches wide of net.
The two groups were a bit short of energy and focus in the box in the second 50% of additional time. Jeonbuk midfielder Lee Seung-gi’s center range strike in the 114th was the main promising effort from both the opposite sides. In the penalty shootout, Suwon’s Shin Hwa-yong first blocked Kim Shin-wook’s attempt and later denied Lee Dong-gook’s kick. None of the Suwon strikers missed a shot against Jeonbuk goalkeeper Song Bum-keun. Suwon’s fourth extra shot taker Saric finished the long savage fight by scoring his spot kick.