Jeonbuk motor into top spot
A brace from playmaker Brasilia helped Jeonbuk Motors move into first place in the Korea Republic K-League with a 3-1 success at Gangwon FC.
Brasilia opened the scoring for the visitors after 19 minutes but Yoon Joon-ha scored for the second successive match to level proceedings just before the break. The Brazilian creator restored Jeonbuk's lead after 65 minutes and Choi Tae-wook sealed a vital victory shortly after.
The win puts the 2006 AFC Champions League winners two points clear of FC Seoul, who were not in action this weekend, with three matches of the regular season remaining.
"It's tight at the top so we have to keep going until the end," said Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-hee. "We are looking to take three points from all our remaining games and we'll be keeping an eye out for Pohang and Seoul's results."
Champions League semi-finalists Pohang saw their 15-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Chunnam Dragons. Adrian Chuva headed the only goal of the game just after the hour mark to leave Pohang in third and six points behind Jeonbuk.
Seongnam stay one place above Chunnam in fourth after fighting back from two goals down at Gwangju Sangmu to win 3-2. Han Dong-won netted the winner midway through the second-half.
Incheon United did their chances of finishing in the top six no harm with a 2-1 win at home to Daejeon Citizen, while defending champions Suwon Bluewings beat seventh-placed Ulsan Horangi 1-0.
Gyeongnam FC moved above Ulsan to stay in the hunt for the play-offs with a 3-0 win at home to Daegu FC while Busan I'Park won by the same scoreline at home to Jeju United.