Damjanovic double leads FC Seoul to first win

A brace from Dejan Damjanovic helped FC Seoul claim their first win of the AFC Champions League, beating Western Sydney Wanderers 3-2 in Group F on Tuesday.

  • Western Sydney Wanderers 2-3 FC Seoul
  • Lee Seok-Hyun puts Seoul in front
  • Damjanovic penalty doubles the lead
  • A second Damjanovic goal secures win
  • Terry Antonis pulls one back
  • Lachlan Scott makes it 3-2 in stoppage-time

Match summary

FC Seoul took control of their Group F clash with Western Sydney Wanderers in the fourth minute through Lee Seok-Hyun, before a penalty from Dejan Damjanovic on 42 minutes made it 2-0.

Damjanovic looked to have put the result beyond doubt as he completed his brace with 71 minutes played, but while Terry Antonis gave the Wanderers hope with his goal on 77 minutes, Lachlan Scott's injury-time effort came just too late to make a difference. 

Full report 

FC Seoul were out of the blocks in a flash as they took the lead in the fourth minute. A set-piece picked out Hwang Ki-Wook, who layed the ball off to Lee Seok-Hyun, and he produced a fine finish from outside the box.

Three minutes before the break, the South Korean outfit doubled their lead. Scott Neville fouled Maurinho in the penalty area, giving Damjanovic the chance to convert from the spot for a 2-0 lead.

Damjanovic put the result to bed with a composed finish from outside the area in the 71st minute, giving Wanderers a three-goal mountain to climb.

A glimmer of hope arrived for the home side in the 77th minute when Antonis pulled one back thanks to an assist from Jumpei Kusukami, who picked him out in the centre of the area.

In stoppage-time the Wanderers were still pushing to find a way back and scored a second goal when Nicolas Martinez crossed for Scott to head home, but it was too late to influence the outcome.

The result sees FC Seoul leapfrog Western Sydney to take over third position in the Group F standings.

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