Korean Air, the strongest in the V-League men’s division, who is challenging the top of Asia, suffered its first defeat in the 2023 Asian Club Championship.
On the 16th (local time), Korean Air scored a set score of 1-3 (28-30 17-25 25-22 21-25) in the match against Indonesia’s Jakarta Bayangkara in the third round of Group A of the tournament held at Isa Sports City in Manama, Bahrain. ) lost
On this day, Korean Air struggled against Dowdy Okello, who played for Hyundai Capital and KEPCO in the V-League. The 3rd set performance was revived, but the 4th set could not overcome Jakarta’s offensive and gave up the game.
Korean Air had already secured at least second place in the group after defeating Australia’s Canberra Heat on the 14th and Bahrain’s Al-Ahli on the 15th. Due to a loss against Bayangkara, they advanced to the quarterfinals as 2nd in Group A.
In Group E of the quarterfinal round, Korean Air will face off against Jakarta’s Bayankara, Group A’s first place, Japan’s Suntory Sunbirds, and Mongolia’s Bayankongor, who are second in Group C. The 1st and 2nd places in Group E advance to the semifinals.먹튀검증
Korean Air will play the first match of the quarterfinal group stage against Suntory Sunbirds on the 18th. Since we started the group stage of the quarterfinals with one loss due to a loss against Jakarta Bayangkara, we had the burden of having to beat Suntory.
Korean Air coach Tommy Tilikhainen said, “I want to say congratulations to the opponent first. It was a fun match and our players worked hard. It was a good match.”
In addition, he explained, “I am satisfied with the good record of 2 wins and 1 loss in the face-to-face confrontation with the new environment and new players.”