Adelaide United host South Korean outfit Jeju United in their third Group H match of the 2017 AFC Champions League at Hindmarsh Stadium on Wednesday night.
Jeju come into the clash in impressive form with three successive wins in all competitions, including a 4-1 away rout of Gamba Osaka on matchday two.
So here are three players to keep an eye out for during this crucial clash…
At 23, Chang-Min has displayed maturity beyond his years since joining the Korean side in 2016. Although not traditionally known for his goal-scoring prowess, the holding midfielder appears to be changing that tag. This season Chang-Min has at times been deployed in a slightly more advanced role and it has paid dividends for coach Jo Sung-hwan. He has already scored three goals in all competitions which involved a brace in the triumph over Gamba.
The 22-year-old forward has been a thorn to many opposition sides since bursting onto the scene in the K League Classic last season. The winger netted eight goals in 28 matches on his way to claiming the K League’s Young Player of the Year Award. Known for his trickery and technical ability, the number 17 has already started this campaign in a rich vein of form finding the back-of-the-net in the club’s most recent 3-0 victory over Ulsan Hyundai.
The Australian centre-half, standing at 1.96 m, is a towering presence in anyone’s language. Jovanovic has not featured for the club since returning to Jeju after a spell with Chinese side Tianjin Teda. However, he could very well get a run in the side if boss Sung-hwan decides to rotate his squad. The 27-year-old was born in Sydney but moved to Europe as a teenager, plying his trade in Serbia. In 2014 he joined Jeju from fellow Korean team Suwon FC and accumulated over 50 appearances.
Adelaide United host Jeju United in their third AFC Champions League 2017 group stage match on Wednesday, 15 March at Hindmarsh Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.30pm ACDT.