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K-League wrap: Late drama as Ulsan, Jeonbuk leave Week 2 only perfect teams

K-League wrap and highlights

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Lars Veldwijk of Jeonbuk FC points for a corner during the AFC Champions League Preliminary Stage match between Sydney FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on March 4, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Steve Christo - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Only a pair of clubs remain perfect through two weeks of the K-League season, and both waited to the death to snare all three points away from home.

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Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors got the job done in Round 2 matches in South Korea this weekend to share the table lead in this nascent season.

Busan IPark 1-2 Jeonbuk

The reigning-champs are the K-League’s joint-winningest club but got a stiff challenge from newly-promoted Busan on Saturday.

An early goal from Jeong-ho Hong was knocked back by Busan second-half sub Romulo’s 66th-minute penalty for the hosts.

The hero was Dutch-born South African international Lars Veldwijk on his league debut. The ex-Nottingham Forest and Sparta Rotterdam striker bodied up his defender to take a back-post cross and cut home in stoppage time, completing a 32-minute cameo with a match-winning goal.

Suwon Samsung 2-3 Ulsan Hyundai

Well-traveled Brazilian striker Junior Negrao has found a home in South Korea. He was at it again in a Sunday morning thriller, completing a huge comeback when he put a free kick winner under the wall.

The 33-year-old scored his third and fourth goals of the young season in a comeback win, giving him 53 goals in 87 career appearances with Ulsan.

Suwon had scored just before halftime and then right out of the break to take a surprise lead, having finished eighth last season. But Negrao got his first and In-sung Kim tied the score to set the stage for Negrao’s 89th-minute winner.

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Sangju Sangmu 2-0 Gangwon FC
Seongnam FC 0-0 Incheon United
Seoul 1-0 Gwangju