South Korea: FC Seoul win K-League Championship
FC Seoul have won the 2010 K-League championship following a 4-3 aggregate victory in the final and means that they have won their fourth league title following triumphs in 1985, 1990 and 2000.
With both teams going into the second leg of the final having drawn the first game 2-2 the stakes were high as the K-League reached its climax for yet another season. Jeju United, who were the away team in the second leg, took the lead after 29 minutes thanks in no small part to a goalkeeping error from Kim Yong-Dae, allowing Brazilian Santos Junior to pounce and give United the lead. Just as Jeju had got on the board it was the turn of the home team to level things out again as a penalty from Jo-Gook Jung made the score 1-1 just sixty seconds later.
The game was decided in the capital club’s favour in the 74th minute as Brazilian Adilson headed home to give FC Seoul the league title and secure the club’s second trophy this season. FC Seoul’s Portuguese coach Nelo Vingada has won the K-League and the K-League Cup double in his first season in charge and he can now look forward to taking his team into next season’s AFC Champions League. For Jeju United it’s a case of what might have been as they finished second for the fourth time in the club’s history but they do have the consolation of joining the champions in Asian football’s top club competition next season.