Victory to play Jeonbuk in ACL Round of 16


Melbourne Victory will face Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the AFC Champions League Round of 16 after the South Korean side finished top of Group E on Wednesday night.

Jeonbuk came from behind to draw 2-2 with Jiangsu Suning on Match Day 6, advancing to the knockout stage for the sixth time in seven years.

The K-League club is home to former Melbourne City midfielder Erik Paartalu following his mid-season transfer.

Victory will host the opening game of its two-legged Round of 16 tie at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday, May 17.

The return leg will be played at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in the South Korean city of Jeonju on Tuesday, May 24.

Victory and Jeonbuk last met in the 2014 AFC Champions League group stage, with a 2-2 draw in Melbourne followed by a 0-0 draw in South Korea.