Jeonbuk edge six clear, Seongnam win
Jeonbuk Motors extended their lead at the top of the K-League to six points after Eninho's late equaliser secured a 2-2 draw at fellow AFC Champions League semi-finalists Suwon Bluewings. Jeonbuk took the lead after 16 minutes when Jung sung-Hoon headed the ball down inside the area for Choi Chol-Soon to half-volley into the top of the net. Four minutes later, Yeom Ki-Hoon levelled for the hosts. Meeting a low cross from Stevica Ristic at the near post, the winger turned his marker to fire home from a tight angle.
Suwon took the lead ten minutes before the break. Oh Jang-Eun was brought down by Shim Woo-Yeon and Mato Neretljak placed the penalty into the bottom corner. Suwon appeared to be heading for a valuable win until six minutes from the end when Kim Dong-Chan's through-ball released Eninho and the Brazilian fired past the advancing Yang Dong-Won in the Suwon goal. The point puts Jeonbuk six clear at the top of the standings but second-placed Pohang Steelers have a game in hand. Suwon remain in third.
"It is disappointing that we lost our concentration levels in the second-half," Suwon coach Yoon Sung-Hyo said after the game. Jeonbuk boss Choi Kang-Hee said: "I am satisfied with the point. This was always going to be a tough game and they are coming thick and fast at the moment."
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, who take on Suwon in next weekend's Korean FA Cup final, secured a third straight win - a 3-1 triumph over Gangwon FC. Seongnam were two goals ahead inside ten minutes thanks to Dzenan Radoncic and Kim Sung-Hwan. Kim Young-Hoo pulled a goal back nine minutes after the restart but Brazilian striker Heverton sealed the win with 20 minutes remaining.