Jeonbuk Motors ended a good week by moving to the top of the K-League with a 1-0 win over Ulsan Horang-i.
The 2006 AFC Champions League winners booked their place in the second round of this year's competition on Tuesday with a win at the home of Chinese champions Shandong Luneng and continued their winning streak in front of a big crowd at Jeonju World Cup Stadium.
Jeonbuk broke the deadlock five minutes after the break. A free-kick from the right was headed back across goal by Cho Sung-hwan towards the unmarked Kim Dong-chan. The striker had time to chest the ball down inside the six yard-box before smashing a shot past goalkeeper Kim Young-kwang.
"It has been a very busy period for us and this month will also be busy," said Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-hee after the game. So I am happy that we were able to collect three points in what was a tough match for us."
Pohang Steelers will be able to recapture top spot in their Sunday clash at Busan I'Park. In the day's other fixture Suwon Bluewings, who also booked their place in the last 16 of the continwental competition in midweek, lost 2-1 to Chunnam Dragons.
Kwak Hee-ju scored in that 3-1 win over Sydney FC and did the same again midway through the first half, heading home a Yeom Ki-hun corner but after the break Lee Hyun-sung and Ji Dong-won scored.