Jeonbuk Hyundai will be looking for a tricky away win against Ryan City Sailors FC.
Jeonbuk will host Ryan City in their fourth Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) Group F match at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Jalan Besar, Singapore at 7:00 p.m. on Aug. 8 (KST).
After three matches, Jeonbuk is second in the group with two wins, one loss and six points, behind leader Bangkok United (three wins, nine points).
The ACL East Asia Regional Group Stage, which kicked off with the first leg in mid-September, will be played on a home-and-away basis over the next three months until the sixth leg on December 13.
At the end of the group stage, the top team from each group (five from East Asia and five from West Asia) will automatically qualify for the Round of 16. The top three second-place teams from each region also punch their tickets to the Round of 16.
Jeonbuk, who will need to finish first in their group to avoid the complications of the round of 16, will be looking to take care of business in all of their remaining matches, including today’s.
Jeonbuk is coming off a 3-0 home win over Lion City in the third leg at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on March 25. They will look to continue that momentum on the road.
At the pre-match press conference on July 7, Jeonbuk head coach Dan Petrescu said, “This is my first trip to Singapore as a coach. It is the fourth match of the important ACL group stage. Lion City is strong at home. We will play a good game tomorrow.”
Jalan Besar Stadium is not natural grass like Jeonbuk’s home stadium, Jeonju Castle. It’s artificial turf. It’s also winter in Korea, while Singapore has a very hot summer. These are the two ‘home advantages’ of the Lion City. This is something that Jeonbuk will have to adapt to quickly. 무지개토토
Coach Petrescu said, “They have a strong home advantage. The players will have to adapt as much as possible in training until today. We have a lot of experienced and good players on our team, so we will be able to adapt well and play well,” he encouraged.
“It’s been a while since we’ve played on artificial turf, but we’ll take two or three days to adjust as much as possible,” said Baek Seung-ho. I think it’s a ‘home advantage’ for Ryan City, so rather than complaining, we’ll adapt quickly and show a good performance in tomorrow’s game.”