Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC of South Korea defeated Vietnamese outfit Becamex Binh Duong FC 2-0 in their Group E match of the AFC Champions League played at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Tuesday.
The win propels Jeonbuk to the top of the group on six points after three games followed by Chinese side Jiangsu FC on five points with FC Tokyo on four followed by Binh Duong with one point.
Ricardo Lopes opened the scoring in the 41st minute for Jeonbuk with a shot and in the 90th minute, Dong-Gook Lee scored with a shot in the penalty area that took a slight deflection to hand his side the win.
Lee Dong Gook extends his lead at the top of the ACL goalscoring charts. 30 for him now! Binh Duong 0-2 Jeonbuk #ACL2016
— Duncan Elder (@KLeagueReview) March 15, 2016
Binh Duong started well but were nearly a goal down in the 15th minute when Lee was tackled in the area with the goal in front of him.
In the 19th minute, a back heel from Christian Amougou found Henry Kisekka but he shot straight at Jeonbuk goalkeeper Kwoun Sun-tae who made the save.
Jeonbuk were playing well but were up against a well organised defence. In the 30th minute, Binh Duong had a great chance when Amougou’s shot from inside the box flew goalwards but was blocked by Lim Jong-eun to keep the score goalless.
Things all changed in the 41st minute when Jeonbuk took the lead as Lee Jae-sung lost control of the ball at the edge of the area and it fell to Lopes who hammered his shot into the far corner to give his side a 1-0 lead.
The home side started the second half well when Go Moo-yul nearly scored when his shot flew narrowly past the right post.
In the 55th minute, Binh Duong came close to an equaliser when defender Robert Dang Van hammered a powerful shot but was denied by a good save from Jeonbuk goalkeeper Kwoun.
Jeonbuk added a second goal in the 90th minute when a cross from Luiz Henrique found Lee Dong-gook, who scored after his shot, took a deflection to wrap up the win.