A last-minute free-kick from Hyun Young-Min and a Dejan Damjanovic hat-trick gave K-League champions FC Seoul a thrilling 4-3 win at Sangju Sangmu. Three times Sangju came back to equalise but as the hosts finished the game with nine men after Kim Young-Sam and Yoon Yo-San were dismissed, there was no answer to Hyun's late goal.
Damjanovic scored twice in midweek as Seoul booked a place in the second round of the AFC Champions League and followed that with an early strike from just inside the area. Park Yong-Ho then headed into his own net to bring Sangju level but ten minutes before the break, Damjanovic nodded home a perfect Server Djeparov.
Choi Hyo-Jin leveled for Sangju at the start of the second-half but with 17 minutes remaining, Damjanovic completed this hat-trick. His strike was immediately cancelled out by Kim Jung-Woo, though, and with the game heading for a draw, Hyun netted the winner.
"It was a really tough game," said Seoul caretaker coach Choi Yong-Soo after the match. "We made three mistakes when they scored but we came back well and it was good to get the win."
Pohang Steelers missed the opportunity to return to the top of the K-League as they fell to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss at Busan I'Park. Kim Chang-Soo and Han Sung-Woon gave the hosts a 2-0 lead although Mota pulled a goal back for Pohang.
Jeju United returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Daegu FC thanks to goals from Santos, Kim Eun-Jung and Bae Ki-Jong.
Gyeongnam FC defeated Gwangju FC 1-0 with a second-half strike from Kim Yong-woo while Incheon United came-from-behind to win 2-1 at Daejeon Citizen. Wagner put Daejeon ahead but Park Chun-tae and Kim Jae-woong gave the Incheon three points.
In the day's remaining fixture, Gangwon FC drew 1-1 with Seongnam Ilhwa with Kim Yong-hoo on target for the hosts and Hong Chol claiming Seongnam's equaliser.