United Clark suffers late heartbreak as Jeonnam wins on Leonard Pllana strike

Leonard Pllana won it late for Jeonnam. AFC
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--United Clark collapsed in the dying moments of its AFC Champions League group stage match against Korean outfit Jeonnam Dragons as the latter walked away with a 1-0 win on Friday night at the Leo Stadium in Thanyaburi, Thailand.

Jeonnam's Leonard Pllana scored the heartbreaker against United Clark, who was keeping his club at bay for most of the match, as the reigning Korean FA Cup winner stunned the PFL champion.

Substitute Park Hee-Song made it happen for Jeonnam as he attracted the United Clark defense inside the box enough to leave Pllana wide open for the 87th-minute goal.

United Clark never got a decent chance at forcing the draw before Referee Ammar Aljneibi called it a night following a four-minute added time.

With the result coupled with bubble host BG Pathum United's 1-1 draw against Melbourne earlier in the night, Jeonnam, the only second division club in Group G, is surprisingly the group leader after Matchday 1 with the full three points, dropping United Clark to the bottom as the only club without a point.

United Clark will next face Melbourne on Monday night.

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