4/18/2018 5:52:38 PM (GMT+3)

Jeonbuk beat Kitchee top top group in AFC Champions League

Jeonbuk beat Kitchee top top group in AFC Champions League

JEONJU, South Korea: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors beat Kitchee SC 3-0 in their final match in Group E of the 2018 AFC Champions League on Wednesday to clinch the top spot in Group E.

Jeonbuk aimed to end the group stage with a win and it was they who had the best of the chances in the first half, with Adriano coming closest with a header that went just wide midway through the half.

The Brazilian thought he had opened the scoring on the hour mark, again with a header, only to be denied by a wonderful save from Wang Zhenpeng.

The home side’s pressure and dominance eventually was rewarded 20 minutes from time when Ricardo Lopes floated in a cross from the left, with Kim Shin-wook beating the offside trap to head the ball back across goal to an unmarked Lee Seung-gi, who made no mistake with just the keeper to beat.

The loss consigned Kitchee to bottom spot in Group E with just three points, while Jeonbuk, who won five of their six matches to finish top, can now look forward to a Round of 16 clash with Thai champions Buriram United.

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