ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA – FC Tokyo opened their Asian Champions League marketing campaign on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw towards Group F opponents Ulsan Hyundai after an personal aim from Adailton canceled out Diego Oliveira’s opener.
Looking for their first win in three conferences with the South Korean membership, Kenta Hasegawa’s males appeared on monitor when Oliveira scored on a breakaway within the 64th minute at a sparsely populated Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.
After working onto a by ball from compatriot Leandro, the Brazilian ahead angled a low shot from the left of the world previous Ulsan keeper Jo Su-huk and inside the alternative submit.
However the hosts equalized eight minutes from the tip of regulation when Adailton headed into his personal web whereas making an attempt to repel a protracted free kick from Ulsan midfielder Sin Jin-ho.
Tokyo had threatened early on the counterattack, with Sei Muroya forcing a save within the ninth minute following a speedy buildup involving Adailton and Leandro.
Adailton, who transferred from Jubilo Iwata final month, was first to a nook kick shortly afterward, however his glancing try lacked energy and was simply stored out by Jo.
Norwegian ahead Bjorn Johnsen had an opportunity to offer Ulsan the lead on a counter halfway by the half, however the brand new signing from Dutch aspect AZ Alkmaar hit the woodwork along with his volley from contained in the field.
The hosts had been the extra aggressive aspect to begin the second half, with Johnsen incomes a nook kick 10 minutes in after forcing a save from Tokyo keeper Akihiro Hayashi with a long-range try.
Tokyo continued urgent ahead after conceding the equalizer and nearly snatched a late winner by the boot of Leandro, who hit the upright on a counterattack within the 85th minute.
The 2019 J. League runner-up, who clinched an ACL group stage berth with a 2-Zero playoff win over Filipino aspect Ceres-Negros final month, will host Australia’s Perth Glory subsequent Tuesday.
J. League champion Yokohama F. Marinos will begin the competitors away to two-time ACL winners Jeonbuk Hyundai in Group H on Wednesday, whereas Vissel Kobe will host Malaysian aspect Johor Darul Ta’zim in Group G.
All matches involving Chinese language golf equipment within the first half of the group stage have been postponed in response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.
FC Tokyo, Vissel and Marinos will play their video games initially scheduled for the primary week of March towards Shanghai Shenhua, Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG, respectively, within the final week of Might underneath present plans.