Asia AFC Champions League

Muangthong United hold Ulsan Hyundai to draw

K-League Classic side Ulsan Hyundai and Muangthong United from Thailand drew 0-0 in Group E clash at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on Tuesday. For most of the match, the home side did have more possession and looked the more likely to score but were held at bay by a disciplined and committed Muangthong defense.

The result sees Muangthong on five points in second place, in the group, behind Kashima Antlers on six while third, with four points, is Ulsan followed by Brisbane Roar on one point.

Australia’s Brisbane Roar fought valiantly in their Group E battle with Japan’s Kashima Antlers but came home with nothing as they succumbed to a crushing 3-0 defeat.

Despite having a number of chances in the first half, Brisbane conceded just two minutes before half-time when Yuma Suzuki slotted in a right-footed shot. Goalkeeper Jamie Young turned the ball into his own goal in the 76th minute, before Yasushi Endo powered the ball home just two minutes later to wrap up the game.

Eastern Sports Club of Hong Kong are still in search for their first AFC Champions League win after losing 1-0 to Suwon Bluewings in their Group G clash at the Mong Kok Stadium. The late winner for Suwon was scored by substitute Jonathan.

In the other Group G clash, Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou Evergrande remained unbeaten after a 1-1 draw with Kawasaki Frontale of Japan at Tianhe Stadium. The Guangzhou goal was scored by Brazilian forward Alan Carvalho and the equalizer came via captain Yu Kobayashi late in the game.

These results see the South Korean outfit take a firm grip on second place in Group G with five points, level with leaders Guangzhou Evergrande, while Kawasaki Frontale stay in third place.