Ulsan Hyundai and Incheon United secured three points in the first match of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) finals.

Ulsan won 3-1 over BG Pathum United in the first leg of the 2023-2024 ACL Group I at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium on the 19th.

Ulsan scored the first goal. In the 28th minute of the first half, Jeong Seung-hyun’s mid-range shot hit the opposing goalkeeper. Lee Dong-kyung, who dug into the right side of the penalty box and won the ball, evaded the goalkeeper and delivered it to the front of the goal, where Martin Adam pushed it into the empty net.

Pathum was balanced in the 41st minute of the first half. Freddie Alvarez’s left-footed shot hit Lee Gyu-seong and flowed in front of Ryhan Stewart. Stewart’s shot passed goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo and entered the goal.

In the 28th minute of the second half, Ulsan took the lead again. Ataru exchanged passes with Lee Gyu-seong and penetrated to the right of the penalty box. He then passed to Martin Adam, who kicked it into the goal. Five minutes later, Martin Adam scored a hat trick. Ataru sent the ball high, but Bako gave it to Martin Adam. Martin Adam finished calmly.

At the same time, Incheon won 4-2 over Yokohama Marinos in the first game of ACL Group G at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.

Incheon’s first goal in the ACL finals came in the 8th minute of the first half. Jeong Dong-yoon, who participated in the attack from the left side of the stadium, sent a cross into the penalty box. Goalkeeper Jun Ichimori, whose vision was blocked by the defender who tried to tackle him in front, was unable to catch the ball, and the ball that hit Ichimori rolled into the goal. Yokohama equalized with Takuma Nishimura’s header from a corner kick in the 17th minute of the first half.스포츠토토

After midway through the first half, both teams traded goals again. In the 37th minute of the first half, Incheon attempted a counterattack through Kim Do-hyuk’s long pass. Gerso took advantage of his speed to win the ball and calmly beat the defender and goalkeeper to score. Six minutes later, Yokohama leveled the game once again with a corner kick. Ryo Miyaichi scored with a header.

At the end of the second half, Hernández scored multiple goals to give Incheon victory. In the 30th minute of the second half, Mpoku broke through the center of the stadium and passed to Hernández, who was penetrating from the right. Hernández entered the penalty box and hit the net. And in the 34th minute of the second half, he nailed the victory with a mid-range shot.

Meanwhile, two other K League 1 teams participating in the ACL finals this season will play their first match on the 20th. Jeonbuk Hyundai will play the first match of Group F against Kitchee SC of Hong Kong at their home stadium, Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Pohang Steelers travel to Hanoi, Vietnam and face Hanoi FC in the first match of Group J.

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