Ulsan Hyundai, who won the K-League championship last year, met Kawasaki Frontale, the strongest team in the J-League. Incheon United, who advanced to the ACL finals for the first time in the club’s history this season, will leave for Yokohama.
Ulsan Hyundai was drawn in Group I with Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale, Malaysia’s Johor Darul Takjim, and Thailand’s Pathum United at the 2023-2024 Asian Champions League (ACL) final group draw held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 24th.
For Ulsan, it is a shameful grouping. In the case of Kawasaki, this season is slightly sluggish, but it is the strongest team in the J-League in name and reality. He has a stable power in terms of offense and defense, and goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong, who became a Kawasaki legend, is also in good health.
I also have bad memories of Johor Darul Takjim. I belonged to the same group last year, but I have a painful memory of driving Ulsan to the path of elimination from the ACL group stage by losing both times 1-2. Ulsan has a debt to pay back to Johor. Thailand’s Pathum also has a formidable history, so it seems that it will be a difficult journey for Ulsan.
Jeonbuk Hyundai, which belongs to Group A as Pot 1 along with Ulsan, met Thailand’s Bangkok United, Singapore’s Lion City Sailors, and Hong Kong’s Kitchee FC, and received a relatively easy grouping to raise a strong anchor for their first ACL championship in seven years. .
The two-pot Pohang Steelers are drawn in Group J along with China’s Wuhan Three Towns, Vietnam’s Hanoi FC and last year’s defending champion Urawa Reds. For Pohang, the game against defending champion Urawa is expected to be a watershed.카지노
After struggling through the playoffs, Incheon United faced F. Marinos from Yokohama, Taisan from Shandong under coach Choi Kang-hee, and Kaya FC from the Philippines. For Incheon, meeting with Yokohama Marinos, one of the strongest teams in Japan, and Shandong, coach Choi Kang-hee, who is strong in the K-League team, seems to be a very tricky factor.