Jeonbuk stay ahead despite stutter

A lacklustre Jeonbuk Motors were held to a goalless draw at Jeju United but still enjoy an eight-point lead at the top of the K-League.

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Jeonbuk face Cerezo Osaka in the second-leg of their Asian Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday but will have to raise their game against a Japanese team they trail 4-3 on aggregate, although coach Choi Kang-hee did rest a number of first-team players for this clash.

Jeju had the better of the chances with Kim Eun-jung and Santos coming close as Jeonbuk were unable to create many clear openings.

"That was a very tough game," said Choi.

"It is the first time we have played in the afternoon for a long time and our physical and concentration levels dropped.

"Now we can think about Cerezo Osaka, it should be a very good game and one that we can win."

FC Seoul, looking to overcome a 3-1 deficit against Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, had no such problems in defeating Daejeon Citizen 4-1 thanks to a hat-trick from in-form striker Dejan Damjanovic.

The Montenegrin marksman grabbed two early goals and although Lee Sang-hyob hauled the visitors back into the game midway through the second-half, Damjanovic restored Seoul's two goal advantage almost immediately. Mauricio Molina added a late fourth.

Suwon Bluewings travel to Zob Ahan for the second leg of their quarter-final with a 2-1 win at Daegu FC under their belts. Yeom Ki-hyun scored in the first-half and Lee Sang-ho in the second with Kim Min-gu grabbing a late consolation for the hosts.

Finally, second-half efforts from Seol Ki-hyun and Park Sung-il gave Ulsan Horangi a 2-0 win at Incheon United while Gangwon FC drew 0-0 at Gyeongnam.



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