The Western Sydney Wanderers held on for a 1-all draw in controversial circumstances to secure a vital Asian Champions League point in their encounter against FC Seoul at Pirtek Stadium last night.
The controversy came in the dying stages when a way-ward long range shot by FC Seoul was tipped by Wanderers keeper, Ante Covic and judged saved, but the replay suggested the ball had cross the line. The no-goal call resulted in a draw leaving both teams still battling for second spot in their group.
The game was entertaining from the start. The Wanderers took an early lead with a cool-headed goal by striker, Kerem Bulut off the back of some ordinary clearance work by FC Seoul, giving the home side a goal advantage after 13 minutes.
FC Seoul tried to consolidate before the end of the half but the reigning Asian champions still held the one goal buffer going into the break.
The second half showcased some scintillating football with FC Seoul pushing to claim the equaliser but the home side were strong with great defensive football.
As the Wanderers were desperately trying to stop the Korean onslaught, the break through finally came for the visitors. FC Seoulís midfielder, Everton Santos found space down the right and with pin-point accuracy crossed the ball to his team member Ko Yo-Han and he slotted the ball into the back of the net.
The result places both teams on five points and increases the pressure in their next ACL fixture. Wanderers will play their must win ACL game against Kashima Antlers at Pirtek Stadium on April 21.
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