The top team in Korea Republic also fell to a defeat this week as Ulsan Hyundai’s title defence suffered a minor setback following a 2-0 defeat to third-placed Gwangju FC on Sunday which allowed Pohang Steelers, in second place, to reduce their deficit to the top to eight points.
Persija Jakarta and Persib Bandung faced each other in Indonesia on Saturday, but the honours were even between the fierce rivals in a 1-1 draw while there were also matches in China PR, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Cambodia and Mongolia, so join the-AFC.com as we review the week’s action from ASEAN and East Asia.
Japan: Vissel fight back to the summit
Vissel Kobe returned to the top of the J1 League table after coming from behind to beat Kyoto Sanga 2-1 in the Kansai derby on Sunday. Taichi Hara gave visitors Kyoto the lead in the sixth minute, but Shuhei Kawasaki equalised for Takayuki Yoshida's side before substitute Jean Patric sealed the crucial win. .....