Asian Champions League 'Defending Champion' Ulsan defeated Japan's Kawasaki at the end of a penalty shootout and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo led the victory with a dazzling save show.

Correspondent Ha Seong-ryong.


Ulsan, the leader of the K-League, could hardly open the goal of Kawasaki, the leader of the Japanese J-League.

Oh Se-hoon's header shot was blocked by Kawasaki keeper Jeong Seong-ryong's super save, and Lee Dong-jun's long-range shot was also in the keeper's arms.

After 90 minutes without scoring, Ulsan went into extra time with goalkeeper Jo Hyun-woo's dazzling save, and Ulsan overcame the risk of conceding.

The penalty shootout was also tight.

Ulsan was in crisis after Won Doo-jae's loss, and Lee Dong-jun's kick was blocked by Jeong Seong-ryong, but Kawasaki's two misses took a breather.

And at the last moment, Jo Hyun-woo flew up dazzlingly.

Jo Hyun-woo accurately predicted the direction and flew his body to hit the opponent's 5th kicker and cheered.

Ulsan's last kicker, Yoon Bitgaram, shook the net and ended the long game.

Ulsan, who dramatically advanced to the quarterfinals, continued their challenge of winning the championship for the second time in a row.

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