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K-League wrap: Jeonbuk, Ulsan bounce back with blowouts

K-League highlights

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors’ Lee Dong-gook (2nd R) and his teammates gesture a sign of ‘respect’ as he celebrates his goal against Suwon Samsung Bluewings during the opening game of South Korea’s K-League football match at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju on May 8, 2020. - The towering stands of the 42,477-capacity Jeonju World Cup Stadium stood empty on May 8 as South Korea opened football’s post-coronavirus era without fans, but with an unprecedented international TV audience. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

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The K-League’s top two teams bounced back from dropping points last week with emphatic wins this weekend.

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Jeonbuk and Ulsan needed some time to get going but poured in goals in big away results.

FC Seoul 1-4 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

It took a while to get going in Seoul, where the leaders’ 44th minute opener was equalized before halftime by Chu-young Park with a little help from VAR (Yes, that Chu-young Park).

Dong-gook Lee scored twice in a big second half, as the leaders pulled away with a 3-goal second half. Kyo-won Han had a goal and two assists in the win.

Pohang Steelers 0-4 Ulsan Hyundai

Red-hot Junior Negao had a goal and an assist and Chung-yong Lee scored twice as Ulsan kept paces with leaders Jeonbuk and third-place Gangwon.

Negao has six goals and two assists in five matches to start the K-League season.


Incheon United 1-2 Gangwon
Busan 1-1 Sangju Sangmuu
Seongnam 1-2 Daegu
Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0-1 Gwangju