Shanghai Shenhua’s hopes of scooping their first knockout spot in the AFC Champions League since 2006 failed when it was crushed by group leader Ulsan Hyundai 4-1 in Doha on Thursday. Park Jeong-in and Lee Sang-heon both scored an early goal before Bjorn Johnsen scored a late brace in the fifth straight win for the K-League runner-up. Shenhua’s knockout hopes depended on their ability to improve Tokyo FC’s result against Perth Glory in the group’s other game, but it only took them three minutes to find their hope faded.
Ulsan Hyudnai players celebrate Park Jeong-in’s goal during the AFC Champions League Group F game against Shanghai Shenhua in Doha, Qatar, on Aug.. December 2020. / VCG
Park, 20, one of ten new faces in the Ulsan lineup, scored his first goal in the AFC Champions League after receiving a supply from Jung Hoon-sung. Jung was also the architect of Ulsan’s second, who took advantage of an uneven line of defense from Shenhua to get Lee into the goal. The 22-year-old loosened the ball in the 24th. Minute past Li Shaui. Shenhua unveiled the talisman Givoanni Moreno at halftime and it wasn’t long before the Colombian star shot a long shot just over the bar. He then scored his team’s first goal and dribbled into the box before pitching Bi Jinhao to score 60 minutes. Meanwhile, Tokyo FC continued their tradition of reaching the round of 16 in each of their continental games as they repeated their 1-0 win over Perth Glory with a goal from Adailton. The Australian team was already eliminated and was at the end of the group with one point.
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