All you need to know: ACL Matchday 2

We meet Ulsan Hyundai for the first time in five years tonight. Take a look at the form and key areas for the respective sides.

Ulsan Hyundai FC vs Brisbane Roar

Ulsan Hyundai FC and Brisbane Roar first met in the AFC Champions League in 2012 with the teams drawing 1-1 in Korea and Ulsan winning 2-1 in Australia. Ulsan are making their fifth appearance in the competition while Brisbane are taking part for the fourth time.

Ulsan Hyundai FC

  • The teams drew 1-1 in Ulsan five years ago with Nick Fitzgerald (now Melbourne City) putting Brisbane ahead before Lee Jae-sung (now Jeonbuk Motors) equalised. Ulsan went on to win their next nine games as they were crowned Asian champions.
  • Ulsan have yet to win a home game against an Australian club in the AFC Champions League. In addition to the draw with Brisbane, they lost 1-0 to Newcastle Jets in 2008 and 2-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers in 2014.
  • Australian forward Dimitrios Petratos will play against the club he left earlier this month to join Ulsan. He spent three and a half seasons with Roar.
  • Petratos was booked in the opening 2-0 loss to Kashima Antlers along with Ulsan teammates Lee Jong-ho and Han Seung-gyu. The trio face suspensions if they receive another yellow card during the group stage.

Domestic form

Ulsan Hyundai will begin their 2017 K League Classic campaign with a home game against Pohang Steelers this coming Saturday.

Roar ACL 16x9

Brisbane Roar

  • Brisbane Roar remained winless at home in the AFC Champions League group stage after last week’s 0-0 draw with Muangthong United. They have a much better record on the road in the competition with three victories in their last four away games including a 2-0 win at Shanghai Shenhua in the playoffs.
  • In addition to their draw at Ulsan in 2012, they have made one other visit to Korea Republic in the competition, losing 3-1 at Suwon Samsung Bluewings in 2015.
  • Goalkeeper Michael Theo and German midfielder Thomas Broich are only the players from the Brisbane starting line-up at Ulsan five years ago who are still at the club.
  • Goalkeeper Jamie Young has not conceded a goal in Brisbane’s three ACL matches so far including the 6-0 win over Global and 2-0 win at Shenhua. 
  • Brendon Borrello and Cameron Crestani were shown yellow cards in the draw with Muangthong and face suspensions if they are booked again in the group stage.

Group E Standings

GROUP E

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

+/-

Pts

KASHIMA ANTLERS (JPN)

1

1

0

0

2

0

2

3

BRISBANE ROAR (AUS)

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

MUANGTHONG UNITED (THA)

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

ULSAN HYUNDAI FC (KOR)

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

Match details

AFC Champions League Matchday 2

Ulsan Hyundai v Brisbane Roar, Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Tuesday, 28 February, 8:30pm KO (QLD time)

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Michael THEO (gk), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 11.Tommy OAR, 13.Jade NORTH, 15.ARANA, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 25.Kye ROWLES, 26.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO, 29.Joe CALETTI, 46.Cameron CRESTANI, 50.Dane INGHAM