Pohang draws with Wuhan in the AFC Champions League group stage Group 1st place Round of 16

A match between Pohang and Wuhan.

Pohang Steelers finished the 2023-2024 season Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) group stage with 5 wins and 1 draw.

Pohang, led by coach Kim Ki-dong, drew 1-1 in the away game against Wuhan Sanjeon (China) in the 6th game of Group J of the 2023-2024 ACL group stage held at the Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on the 6th.

Pohang, who had already confirmed their advancement to the round of 16 by finishing first in the group, attempted to win all of the group matches, but ended up with a draw in the last game.

For Pohang, Lee Ho-jae started as a front-line striker, and Yoon Jae-woon, Kang Hyun-je, and Kim In-seong started as second-line strikers.

Han Chan-hee and Kim Jun-ho were in midfield, while Shim Sang-min, Ha Chang-rae, Lee Gyu-baek, and Park Seung-wook were in charge of defense.The starting goalkeeper was Yun Pyeong-guk.

Pohang, who finished the first half 0-0, gave up the first goal in the 4th minute of the second half.

Wuhan took a 1-0 lead when Lee Gyu-baek attempted to block the opponent’s cross and ended up with an own goal.

Afterwards, in the 26th minute of the second half, Pohang seemed to have tied the score when Park Seung-wook’s cross was converted into a shot by Lee Ho-jae, but it was ruled offside and the game continued with Wuhan ahead 1-0.

However, Lee Ho-jae eventually headed Chan-hee Han’s corner kick in the 32nd minute of the second half and brought the game back to square one.

In the 6th minute of extra time in the second half, Pohang had the opportunity to have Cho Jae-hoon go one-on-one with the opposing goalkeeper, but was unable to score and the game ended in a draw.

In Group J, Urawa (Japan) ranked 2nd with 7 points, Hanoi FC (Vietnam) ranked 3rd with 6 points, and Wuhan ranked 4th with 5 points.

The 2023-2024 ACL season will be played in such a way that the first place in each group will advance to the round of 16, and the second place in the group will be compared to the performance of the second place team in the other group, and the top three teams from East Asia and West Asia will advance to the round of 16. . 19가이드03

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