Asian Champions League: Nagoya edge Suwon; FC Seoul defeat Kashima on penalties; Pohang hit Newcastle for six

Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 – Suwon Bluewings 1 (Asian Champions League, June 24, 2009) Yoshizumi Ogawa fired Nagoya into a first half lead scoring from a Davi pass in the 22nd minute. Keiji Tamada doubled the advantage in the 66th minute with a powerful left-footed drive from 15-yards, while Edu pulled one back for Suwon in the 69th minute but the visitors fell short of finding an equaliser. Nagoya advance to the semi-finals.

Kashima Antlers 2 – FC Seoul 2* (Pens. 4-5) (Asian Champions League, June 24, 2009) Kashima led from the fifth minute when Shinzo Kuroki scored, but Lee Seung-ryul equalised in the 22nd when he latched onto a loose ball in the area. It was a similar story after the break as Takeshi Aoki restored Kashima’s advantage with a header from a corner early in the second half, but Ki Sung-yong pulled the visitors’ even with a 30-yard free-kick in the 78th minute. The match went to penalties where Park Yong-ho scored the winner after a lengthy and dramatic shootout.

Pohang Steelers 6 – Newcastle Jets 0 (Asian Champions League, June 24, 2009) Choi Hyo-jin was the hero for Pohang claiming a hat-trick in the rout.


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