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Ulsan Hyundai reaches AFC Champions League Final Updated: 2020-12-14 17:17:29 KST

Time now for 'This Week in Sports' and joining us in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, for the first time in four years we have a K League team in the AFC Champions League Final?

Yes indeed, Ulsan Hyundai are through to the ACL Final.
A 2-1 win on Sunday night over Vissel Kobe from Japan secured it.
The 2020 K League 1 and FA Cup runners up had to do it the hard way, thoughgoing a goal down early into the second half.
And it looked like it was all over when Vissel Kobe thought they had made it 2-0 in the 75th minute.
But, VAR showed that there was a foul in the build-up and the goal was chalked off.
The stage was then set for an Ulsan comeback.
On 81 minutes Bjorn Johnsen equalized to take the game to extra time.
Then, in the 119th minute, Ulsan were awarded a penalty.
Up stepped Junior Negrao to convert, icy cool to send Ulsan into the final.
The Horangi take on Persepolis from Iran this coming Saturday at 9PM Korea time.

Sticking with football for the moment, Tottenham Hotspur and Son Heung-min remain top of the Premier League and now fans are back in stadiums. How many and how does the system work?

That's right. A limited number of fans are allowed into stadiums in the UK.

The UK government has implemented a tiered system which depends on the COVID-19 system in a particular area.
4-thousand fans allowed into stadiums in tier one regions. Tier two a maximum of 2-thousand but no fans in tier three.
No Premier League clubs are in tier one.
Tottenham are in tier two and can play in front of 2-thousand fans.
They were away on Sunday and drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace.
Son Heung-min laid on an assist for Harry Kane.

The situation in South Korea is the worst it has ever been, to the point where the government has said it will consider Level Three social distancing. What would this mean for professional sports?

Unfortunately, it would be a case of having games postponed.
This impacts KBL basketball and V-League volleyball.
However, there is a possibility that the social distancing level will not be applied across the country en masse.
The KBL said Sunday that it may vary depending on the region.
According to the COVID-19 response manual if the V-League is suspended between rounds one and three for less than four weeks the remaining number of games will be played. We are in round three now.
If games are suspended for four to eight weeks, the remaining number of games will be reduced.
The league will be canceled if the postponement lasts for more than eight weeks.

And finally, to women's golf and the U.S. Open. We were hoping to see a South Korean star crowned champion but the last round has been postponed?

Yes, the final round in Houston has been postponed until Monday local time due to dangerous weather conditions.
Thunderstorms forced play to stop on Sunday morning with Kim Ji-young the highest ranked Korean player in third.
Ko Jin-young, Ryu Hae-ran, Kim Sei-young and Kim A-lim are all tied for 10th heading into the final round.
The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest women's golf major and was rescheduled from June to December due to COVID-19.

Thank-you for that, Paul. We shall see you next week.
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