Daejeon returns to summit, Seoul draw
Daejeon Citizen returned to the top of the K-League despite drawing 0-0 at home to Jeju United. It was a day of few goals around the country and neither team at Daejeon World Cup Stadium were able to get on the scoresheet, though a superior goal difference is enough for the hosts to move above Pohang Steelers.
"It was disappointing not to score and to drop points," said Jeju coach Park Kyung-Hoon, who guided his team to a 2-1 win over Gamba Osaka in a midweek AFC Champions League game. "But Daejeon are a very well-balanced team and counter-attack well."
FC Seoul drew 1-1 at Busan I'Park to continue their indifferent start to the domestic season. Ko Yo-han put the champions ahead eight minutes before the break only for Yang Dong-Hyun to earn a point for the struggling hosts after 73 minutes.
Seoul had been in Champions League action on Wednesday at Nagoya Grampus and coach Hwangbo Kwan put the team's lethargic display down to that. "We are in the middle of a busy run of fixtures," said Hwangbo. "The plays were looking a little heavy but after we took the lead, it is disappointing not to get the three points.
South Korea's two other representatives in the continental competition Jeonbuk Motors and Suwon Bluewings played out a goalless draw.
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma drew 0-0 at Chunnam Dragons while Ulsan Horangi were the only team to record a win thanks to a last-minute strike from Lee Jae-Sung at home to bottom club Gangwon FC.