Jeonbuk Hyundai Advances with 3-1 Aggregate Victory Over Pohang

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors secured their spot in the AFC Champions League™ 2023/24 quarter-finals with a 1-1 draw against Pohang Steelers, sealing a 3-1 aggregate triumph. Jeong Tae-wook’s 76th-minute header nullified Park Chan-yong’s 12th-minute opener, solidifying Jeonbuk’s 2-0 first-leg advantage.

Dan Petrescu’s team now awaits the winner between Ulsan Hyundai and Ventforet Kofu in the quarter-finals, with Ulsan holding a 3-0 first-leg advantage.

In the rainy showdown, Pohang initially rallied with Park’s right-footed drive slipping past Kim Jeong-hoon. Despite attempts by Aspropotamitis and Lee Ho-jae, Jeonbuk weathered the storm. Tiago Orobo’s header narrowly missed, keeping Pohang at bay.

Moon Seon-min’s halftime entry bolstered Jeonbuk, with his efforts over the bar and a low save by Hwang. The tide turned as Jeonbuk leveled when Jeong capitalized on a defensive lapse, nodding in Tiago’s corner with 14 minutes remaining.

Jeonbuk’s resilient display ensures their quarter-final berth, displaying composure in adverse conditions and setting the stage for a potential clash against Ulsan Hyundai or Ventforet Kofu in the AFC Champions League™ 2023/24 quarter-finals.

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