AFC Champions League wrap: Jeonbuk, Suwon post easy wins

Jeonbuk Motors moved top of AFC Champions League Group G with a 4-0 win away to Indonesian club Arema Malang on Wednesday.

Midfielder Ji-Woong Kim put the South Korean visitors ahead 25 minutes into the match at the Kanjuruhan Stadium.

China international Bowen Huang made it 2-0 on 78 minutes, before a late brace from Brazilian Luiz Henrique completed the scoring.

Also in Group G, first-half goals from Assis Renato Silva and Yongpo Wang helped Chinese club Shandong Luneng beat Cerezo Osaka 2-0.

Shandong finished with 10 men after Cui Peng was sent off with seven minutes remaining.

Jeonbuk are top of Group G with six points, ahead of Shandong and Japanese side Cerezo, who both have three points.

There was another 4-0 victory for a South Korean team, with Suwon Bluewings comprehensively beating Shanghai Shenhua of China in Group H.

Forward Ha Tae-Kyun had hosts Suwon in front after just two minutes and defensive midfielder Oh Jang-Eun made it 2-0 three minutes before half-time.

Ha struck twice more in the second half to claim a hat-trick and wrap up a 4-0 win for the home side at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

The win takes Suwon top of Group H with four points.

Goals in the first half from Nabil Al Dawoudi and Hadef Alzaabi gave Al-Emirates of the UAE a 2-0 win over Qatari club Al Rayyan, while Al Shabab drew 0-0 with Zob-Ahan in Saudi Arabia.

In Group C, Hossein Badamaki’s 65th-minute equaliser helped Perspolis of Iran secure a 1-1 draw at home to the UAE’s Al-Wahda.

Ibrahim Mahazaa had put the visitors ahead on 54 minutes at the Azadi Stadium.

Also in Group C, Osama Al-Mouallad’s first-half effort gave Saudi Arabian club Ittihad a 1-0 win away to Kuruvchi Tashkent.

In Group B, Lee Jung-Soo put Al Sadd 1-0 in front before Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov equalised for Uzbek club Pakhtakor Tashkent.

Ali Afif struck the winner for the Qatari hosts on 60 minutes.

Pakhtakor ended the match a man short after Komoliddin Tadjiev saw red moments before the final whistle.

 


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