▲ Daegu players celebrating after Sejinya's opening goal


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Daegu FC, Yonhap News)

Daegu FC, which reached the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League for the first time in the club's history, was blocked by Japan's Nagoya Grampus and could not climb higher.

Daegu lost 4-2 to Nagoya in the Champions League round of 16 one-legged match held at Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Against Nagoya, which conceded the second lowest in the J-League this season, Daegu scored consecutive goals in the first half by Sejingya and Edgar, but fell to the knees by conceding a hat-trick to Poland national team striker Jakub Swierzog.

They finished their second Asian Champions League journey as they finished second in the group stage and reached the round of 16 for the first time in the club's history, but failed to advance to the quarter-finals.

Daegu took the lead with Sejinya's right-footed medium-range cannon in the first four minutes of the game.

Svierzog equalized in the 12th minute, but Edgar's header in the 28th minute took the lead again.

Edgar finished the cross posted by Jeong Tae-wook with Edgar's hair.

However, in the 33rd minute of the first half, after tall defender Jeong Tae-wook injured his ankle and was replaced, he was shaken sharply by Nagoya's attack.

Daegu conceded a header to Svierzog in the 18th minute of the second half to equalize again, and two minutes later, Svierzog again conceded a comeback goal.

In the 34th minute of the second half, Shinnosuke even allowed a header to lose 4-2.