Leonardo’s goal gave Jeonbuk a precious away goal to take back to Korea after the first match between these sides finished one-a-piece. Albanian striker Besart Berisha gave Victory an early lead before Leonardo’s 14th minute free-kick levelled the scores. The home side are unbeaten in eleven matches in all competitions, and will be looking to use their large squad to mitigate any tiredness from their two-one win over Jeonnam Dragons at the weekend. With the A-League season already over, Melbourne have had all week to focus on this match.
FC Seoul vs Uruwa Red Diamonds (May 25th)
FC Seoul have an uphill struggle after losing the first leg to Uruwa by one goal to nil. Tomoya Ugajin’s mis-hit cross gave Uruwa the lead in Saitama, and although FC Seoul missed some gild-edged chances, they were for the most part unable to play their natural game due to Uruwa’s aggressive pressing. Both sides had the weekend off to prepare for this match. This rest should benefit Uruwa’s pressing game, and Seoul will have to be very wary not to concede an away goal that would make their task a lot more difficult. However, Seoul do have goals in them, and put four past J-League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima earlier in the campaign.