The Pohang Steelers had to settle for second place at this year’s AFC Champions League, losing 2-0 to Saudi club Al Hilal in the final at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
The Pohang Steelers will face Saudi club Al Hilal in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League final on Tuesday.
The Pohang Steelers have earned a spot in the AFC Champions League final after beating reigning champions Ulsan Hyundai in the all-Korean semifinal on Wednesday night in Jeonju, North Jeolla.
Ulsan Hyundai and the Pohang Steelers will face each other in the semifinals of the AFC Champions League after winning their respective quarterfinals at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, North Jeolla on Sunday.
Three Korean teams will compete in the quarterfinals of the AFC Champions League on Sunday, as rivals Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors face off and the Pohang Steelers hope to overcome a recent dry spell against Japanese side Nagoya Grampus.
Reigning AFC Champions League champions Ulsan secured their spot in the 2021 quarterfinals after defeating Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 on penalties in the round of 16 on Tuesday.
All four Korean teams have advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2021 AFC Champions League, with both reigning champions Ulsan and long-term rivals Jeonbuk topping their groups while Daegu and Pohang advanced as top-ranked second-place teams.
Shin Kwang-hoon of the Pohang Steelers, left, fights for the ball with Steeven Langil of Thailand's Ratchaburi during their AFC Champions League Group G game at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on Sunday.
Daegu FC took a huge 7-0 win United City FC at the AFC Champions League on Tuesday, jumping up to second place in a tough group that also includes Beijing Guoan and Kawasaki Frontale.
The Pohang Steelers won the opening game of the eastern leg of the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage on Tuesday, beating Ratchaburi FC 2-0.