Jeonbuk holds off Al Ain to win Asian Champions League title

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) " K-League club Jeonbuk Motors won the Asian Champions League for the second time on Saturday, defeating Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 3-2 overall after drawing 1-1 on Saturday in the second leg of the final.

Jeonbuk clinched the first leg 2-1 at home after Leonardo's two second-half goals.

The South Koreans, who won the 2006 continental title, went ahead Saturday after 30 minutes as early substitute Han Kyo-won swept home from close range after Lee Jae-sung's corner.

Al Ain midfielder Lee Myung-joo equalized with a volley " also after a corner " four minutes later at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.

Jeonbuk had a narrow escape just before halftime when Danilo Asprilla was brought down in the area by Kim Hyun-gil.

Al Ain's Brazilian striker Douglas sent his penalty over the bar.

Al Ain attacked throughout the match, having 17 goal attempts to the visitors' four.

"It was a tough match for us but we did what we had to do," Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-hee said. "We are ready for whatever situation."

Jeonbuk will represent Asia in the FIFA Club World Cup.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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