2014 AFC Champions League

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby UlsanRover » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:55 pm

Two dreadful bits of defending and two crscking finishes have Ulsan back on track. Oh wait, more indecision and Gang MinSoo pokes in a third.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby theglobalgnome » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:58 pm

Soccerway has possession at 64-36 and shots 9-1, both in Seoul's favour.

http://int.soccerway.com/matches/2014/0 ... D=PL_MS_03

Seoul looked very good going forward in the first game of the post-Dejan era and played some lovely football. Hadn't rated Escudero much playing off or wide of Dejan, but he looked great at the top of the attack last night and linked well with Yun and KimChi.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby UlsanRover » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:19 pm

Great atmosphere in Sydney. But their defence looks like the classic Newcastle one of the early 2000s with Bramble and Boumsong. They panic if the ball bounces near them.

Nice win for Ulsan coming back from a goal down. We are looking well balanced as long as we keep on the attack. Very promising

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:26 pm

This is turning into a pretty decent opening week of ACL fixtures for the Korean clubs - Lee Seung-ki has just netted his and Jeonbuk's second against Yokohama, both excellent finishes (the execution of the first in particular was a joy to watch) and they're looking good for three points with roughly twenty minutes to go.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:29 pm

Just as I post that Leonardo flops over in the box with the most blatant dive you will ever see, dusts himself down and knocks in the resultant penalty to make it 3-0 Jeonbuk. Hope the AFC absolutely hammer him for that one though, cheating bastard.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:55 pm

3-0 it finished. Three comprehensive wins and a draw for the Korean clubs then, good start to the campaign all round.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby FCSeoul » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:55 pm

The AFC needs to do a better job training these referees.

Anyways, solid wins for the Hyundai teams.

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Western Sydney Wanderers 1-3 Ulsan
Jeonbuk 3-0 Yokohama F. Marinos

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby mfk » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:42 pm

FCSeoul wrote:Anyways, solid wins for the Hyundai teams.


meanwhile... not so good for the hyundai aleague teams... hurhurhur
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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby nzfooty » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:18 pm

Group G

Guangzhou Evergrande (China) 4–2 (Australia) Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory were 2-0 up at half-time but then Alessandro Diamanti, the Italy international got going.
Some really decent goals in this one - definitely worth having look at the vid (1:30 min in total).


Diamanti's wife is from Taiwan so I wonder how much that had to do with the move.

Jeonbuk 3–0 (Japan) Yokohama F. Marinos


Great result for Jeonbuk - they needed it though because by the looks this will be a very tasty group.


Group H
Western Sydney Wanderers (Australia) 1–3 Ulsan
Kawasaki Frontale (Japan) 1–0 (China) Guizhou Renhe

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby FCSeoul » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:56 pm

nzfooty wrote:Diamanti's wife is from Taiwan so I wonder how much that had to do with the move.


Doubt that was one of the factors. The relationship between China and Taiwan is not really that "good".

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby eujin » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:02 pm

FCSeoul wrote:
nzfooty wrote:Diamanti's wife is from Taiwan so I wonder how much that had to do with the move.


Doubt that was one of the factors. The relationship between China and Taiwan is not really that "good".

I was just about to write that it probably was one of the factors. She already speaks the language and he probably feels he ought to learn. He can't get paid boat loads of money to play football in Taiwan, but he can in Shanghai. win-win

“It was a lifestyle choice,” he told Sky Sport Italia and Radio Deejay. “My wife is Chinese and I wanted to deepen my knowledge of this culture. Plus I’m from Prato and there is a huge Chinese community there."

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby nzfooty » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:16 pm

FCSeoul wrote:
nzfooty wrote:Diamanti's wife is from Taiwan so I wonder how much that had to do with the move.


Doubt that was one of the factors. The relationship between China and Taiwan is not really that "good".


On the surface you are right - yes, it does not seem like a good match. However, from personal experience a Taiwanese
xiaojie will feel extremely at home in Shanghai, Fuzhou or even Guangzhou. Culturally there is definitely no border any more
and in terms of pop culture there are many co-productions etc etc

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I might be doing Silvia Hsieh some disservice here, but I don't think she really cares about Chiang Kai-shek.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby nzfooty » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:02 am

This video is apparently the last barrier between Taiwan and China:



However, that is difficult to believe given the commercials you see on the Mainland
(easy googling - I just would not let such a good opportunity to post anything
Lin Chi-ling to go to waste).

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:50 am

Some great goals indeed in that Guangzhou game. Watched the video of the Jeonbuk game too, the more I see Leonardo's dive the more it pisses me off and I hope he's got a hefty ban coming his way.

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Re: 2014 AFC Champions League

Postby weka » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:25 am

Holyjoe wrote:Some great goals indeed in that Guangzhou game. Watched the video of the Jeonbuk game too, the more I see Leonardo's dive the more it pisses me off and I hope he's got a hefty ban coming his way.

Care to find the video of the Jeonbuk game? YouTube only shows goals...

found it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5acjQKNOoCQ

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