- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Two goals from Leonardo gave South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors a come-from-behind 2-1 home win over Al Ain in the first leg of the Asian Champions League final on Saturday.

With Jeonbuk trailing at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, the Brazilian intervened to give the 2006 champion a narrow advantage ahead of the second leg at 12-time UAE champion Al Ain on Nov. 26.

After a scrappy first half, Al Ain, which won the inaugural Asian Champions League in 2003, went ahead with a fierce shot from Colombia’s Danilo Asprilla after 64 minutes.

Six minutes later, Leonardo curled home from outside the area to put Jeonbuk back on level terms.

The Brazilian fired home the winner from the spot with 14 minutes left after Mohanad Salem brought down Kim Shin-wook. It was his 10th goal of the tournament.

“We won but there are still 90 minutes to play,” said Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-hee, who led the club to its title a decade ago. “If we can keep our concentration, then we can go to the away leg and get the result we need. We will go looking to score and win the game.”

Al Ain coach Zlatko Dalic was happy with the away goal, which means a 1-0 win next Saturday would be enough.

“I am not satisfied with the result but I am happy with the way we played,” the Croat said. “Jeonbuk is a strong team but we can win at home.”

The title winner represents Asia in the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December.

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