Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors reached its third Asian Champions League final thanks to beating FC Seoul 5-3 on aggregate, after losing the second leg of their semifinal 2-1 on Wednesday.
In the all-South Korean matchup at Seoul World Cup Stadium, Jeonbuk, the league champion in 2006 and finalist in 2011, didn’t look in trouble of not advancing after winning the first leg 4-1.
Adriano gave Seoul hope after 38 minutes, but Brazilian compatriot Ricardo Lopes made it 1-1 just before the hour.
Ko Kwang Min won the second leg for Seoul not long before the end but it was too late.
Jeonbuk will face Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates, the champion in 2003, in the two-leg final next month.