The AFC on Monday announced the draw for the 2022 Champions League, with the two Korean sides guaranteed a spot in the continental tournament facing very different journeys to the knockout stage.
Ulsan Hyundai finished runner-up in the K League on Sunday, capping off an anticlimactic season that saw them slip two points behind winner Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors despite a 2-0 win against Daegu FC on the final day. It was their 10th runner-up finish
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors clinched the ultimate trophy of the season after taking a win against Jeju United on Sunday, becoming the first team ever in Korea's two most popular leagues — the K League and KBO — to win a title for five consecutive years.
With just one more week of K League action left, six clubs will play their final matches this weekend. Jeonbuk look set to become the the first team in Korea's two most popular leagues — the K League and KBO — to win a title for five straight years.
With just one more week of K League action left, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors top the standings with a two-point lead over Ulsan Hyundai. Gwangju FC, now fixed at the bottom spot, will be relegated to the second division league next season.
K League 1 is back in action this weekend after a two-week hiatus while the Taeguk Warriors played two qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
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.
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors' Gustavo was named the K League's Player of the Month for August.
The K League returned from its international break this week, with top teams Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors drawing 0-0 as Daegu FC, Jeju United and Suwon FC each added three points.