Tournament hosts Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels made an emphatic start to their AFC Women’s Club Championship campaign, powering to a 4-0 win over Australia’s Melbourne Victory on Tuesday.
The WK League champions found the back of the net twice in each half, with Lee Sea-eun – who bagged two goals in as many minutes just before the hour mark – leading the scoring on a night where Kim Dam-bi and Thais Guedes also left their mark on the final tally.
The win means the Red Angels finish Matchday One on top of the table, while Melbourne Victory sit at the bottom as the only team not to collect a point on the opening day.
The Australian side looked to be well and truly in the contest at that point, but the Red Angels found their breakthrough goal in the 24th minute, with Kim Dam-bi slipping the ball under Casey Dumont to score from close range after a superb reverse pass from captain Jung Seol-bin, with Jang also involved in the build-up.
Jung was at the fore once again for the second goal, which came nine minutes later, supplying the looping cross for Thais Guedes’ close range-tap in despite the best efforts of Dumont, with the move owing plenty to a penetrating run and pass from Lee Young-ju.
With three points secured, Red Angels will next meet Japan’s Nippon TV Beleza on Thursday, while Melbourne Victory will try to revive their campaign against Chinese champions Jiangsu Suning.