Seoul edge thriller
FC Seoul are back in second place in the K-League after winning 3-2 at Daegu FC in an entertaining match today.
The win puts the capital club just a point behind leaders Ulsan Horang-I, who collected three points yesterday with a 1-0 win over Jeju United.
Seoul were cruising at 2-0 inside the first half-hour but allowed the hosts to level proceedings before Ha Dae-sung won the game midway through the second half. Jung Jo-gook scored for the second successive match after 26 minutes and within 120 seconds, Lee Sung-ryeol extended the visitors' lead.
An Sung-min pulled a goal back for Daegu 10 minutes before the break and then on the hour, Brazilian striker Leo levelled proceedings. With 22 minutes Ha Dae-sung latched on to a clever pass from Lee to fire the ball into the net to win the match against his former club.
Seoul's Portuguese boss Nelo Vingada was just happy to take the points. "It's good to defeat a team that had won its last two matches," he said after the match. "There is still lots of ways for us to improve however and we need to prepare well for the next match."
The win lifts Seoul above Gyeongnam FC into second but the Changwon-based outfit are riding high after a third consecutive win. Their 2-1 victory on the road at Gangwon FC sees them in third place, just two points off the pace.
Brazilian striker Lucio grabbed his eighth of the season after 28 minutes and his team moved further ahead three minutes after the restart courtesy of Kim Tae-wook. Choi Young-nam ensured a close finish with 12 minutes remaining but Gyeongnam hung on for the points.
In the day's other fixture, Busan I'Park defeated Incheon United 2-1.