In Korea Republic, defending champions Ulsan Hyundai and last season’s runners-up Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors met in a heavyweight clash on Saturday, and it was Hong Myung-bo’s side that emerged as 1-0 winners with Um Won-sang scoring the goal that kept the leaders 11 points ahead at the front.
Beijing FC and Shanghai Shenhua also renewed their rivalry in China PR and it was the capital city club who held on for a 2-1 win in front of more than 52,000 fans at Workers’ Stadium while there were also matches in Hong Kong, China and Guam, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action from across East Asia.
Japan: Marinos return to the summit
Defending champions Yokohama F. Marinos claimed the lead of the J1 League from Vissel Kobe on Saturday after Kevin Muscat’s side edged visitors FC Tokyo 2-1. Kota Watanabe struck the winner in the 91st minute with a stunning low drive from 30 yards out as Marinos took a two-point lead with 10 games to go. .....