ACL 2007 SF2 vs Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma   

AFC Champions League 2007 SF on 24 October 2007 19:30 Kick off at Saitama Stadium 2002

Match Result
Urawa Reds 2(5PK3)2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

Goals:21min WASHINTON,56min Choi Sung Kuk(Seongnam),69min Kim Dong Hun(Seongnam),73min Hasebe


Comment of the Holger OSIECK(Team-Manager)
People here are the witnesses of today’s dramatic game. This game showed that both teams are in very high level and also have high potentials.
We were able to start the game with the brilliant goal from Washington early in the first half. As I said in the press conference yesterday, it was not easy to control the game even after scoring the first goal.
In the second half, they scored two goals and they almost got the ticket to the final. However, we scored the second goal and kept showing our enthusiasm to score the next one to win. I was able to see the very high morale of players. I think that we had a little bit more luck than the opponent today.
Even in the extension time, both team showed offensive style with speed.
I think the spectators enjoyed watching today’s game.I am really glad that we won today and be the finalist of the competition. I congratulate all the players in the locker room.
We will do our best in the final as the representative of Japan.