Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Hyundai will compete in a match on the Asian stage, not in the K-League.
As a result of the draw for the round of 16 teams of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 28th, the match between Pohang and Jeonbuk was made. The two teams won the FA Cup final 4-2 last month to lift the trophy.
Pohang, which won the FA Cup in the 2023 season and ranked second in the K-League, advanced to the round of 16 teams through the group stage. It continued its unbeaten streak of six matches (five wins and one draw) in Group J. With Kim Ki-dong leaving for FC Seoul recently, Park Tae-ha, who took the helm, will make his debut in the event.
Jeonbuk has advanced to the round of 16 by ranking second in Group F with four wins and two draws (12 points). It lost to Ryan City and Bangkok United in Singapore and Bangkok, respectively, but won all other matches.
The round of 16 strongest teams will be home and away, with the first round taking place Feb. 13-14 and the second round taking place Feb. 20-21. The first round of Pohang-Jeonbuk will be played in Jeonju and the second round in Pohang.
Ulsan HD, the champion of the K-League 1, will face Banpo Re Gofu of Japan. Ulsan advanced to the group stage as the second-ranked team behind Kawasaki Frontale in Group I of the ACL. Kohu, a second-tier J-League team, participated in the ACL last year as a champion and advanced to the round of 16 as the No. 1 player in Group H.
The first leg of the round of 16 between the two teams will be held in Ulsan, and the second leg will be held at the Tokyo National Stadium, not at the Yamanashi Central Bank Stadium, Kofu’s home stadium, depending on the local stadium situation.
Shandong Taishan of China, led by Choi Kang-hee, will face off against Kawasaki Frontale of Japan. Bangkok United of Thailand will face Yokohama Marinos of Japan. 랭크카지노
The round of 16 match in West Asia is also drawing attention. Al-Nasr (Saudi Arabia), led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, will play against Al-Faiha in the same Saudi league. Attention is also focusing on whether Al-Nasr, who has players from European big leagues such as Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Emriq Laporte, will make it to the finals of the championship and play against K-League teams.
In addition, the matches between Al-Nasaf (Uzbekistan)-Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates), Sepahan (Iran)-Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia), Navbahor (Uzbekistan)-Al-Itihad (Saudi Arabia) were held.