AFC Champions League 2019: Unbeaten Ulsan draw with Kawasaki to remain top

Gabriel Tan Gabriel Tan

Ulsan Hyundai continue to sit on top of AFC Champions League 2019 Group H after playing out a 2-2 draw with Kawasaki Frontale at the Todoroki Athletics Stadium on Tuesday.

It was Kawasaki who drew first blood after eight minutes when Ulsan failed to clear their lines and Ryota Oshima drilled a pass into the feet of Yu Kobayashi, who did well to bring the ball under control and lash a low drive into the far corner.

Highlights – Kawasaki Frontale vs Ulsan Hyundai

But, nine minutes later, a corner by Sin Jin-ho was glanced by Mix Diskerud on to Park Yong-woo, who bundled the ball home at the back post to level the scores.

Ulsan then took the lead a minute after the half-hour mark when Junior Negrao was fed possession by Kim In-sung, and went on barged his way through two defenders before forcing a shot past Jung Sung-ryong.

Just when it looked like Ulsan were going to claim a third win of the campaign, Kawasaki salvaged a share of the spoils with eight minutes remaining when a snapshot by Kobayashi was spilled by Oh Seung-hoon, paving the way for Kei Chinen to net on the rebound.

KAWASAKI FRONTALE: Jung Sung-ryong, Kazuaki Mawatari, Tatsuki Nara, Shogo Taniguchi, Kyohei Noborizato, Ao Tanaka (Kei Chinen 46’), Ryota Oshima, Akihiro Ienaga (Yasuto Wakizaka 73’), Kengo Nakamura (Leandro Damiao 79’), Manabu Saito, Yu Kobayashi.

ULSAN HYUNDAI: Oh Seung-hoon, Kim Tae-hwan, Yun Young-sun, Dave Bulthuis (Joo Min-kyu 90+5’), Lee Myung-jae, Park Yong-woo, Sin Jin-ho, Mix Diskerud (Kim Soo-an 87’), Kim Bo-kyung, Kim In-sung, Junior Negrao (Jeong Dong-ho 74’).