The sensation of Daejeon Hana Citizen in the professional soccer K League 1 is not unusual.
Daejeon, which returned to the K-League 1 after 8 years, prevented defending champions Ulsan Hyundai from winning 7 consecutive victories, and then defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai, who won the K-League 1 the most 9 times.
Daejeon defeated Jeonbuk 2-1 with consecutive goals from Anton and Lee Jin-hyun in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 round 9 away match held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 26th.
Daejeon, with 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, brought Seoul down and rose to 3rd place (17 points).
Jeonbuk, who could hardly get out of the slump, fell to 9th place (10 points, 3 wins, 1 draw, 5 losses).
Daejeon scored the opening goal in the 5th minute of the second half when Kim Ji-hoon’s diagonal cross was finished by Anton with a non-stop shot.
In the 28th minute of the second half, a corner kick kicked by Lee Jin-hyun from the left bent wide and hit the post on the left side of Jeonbuk and went directly inside.
Jeonbuk, which swallowed regret as goals by Han Kyo-won in the 10th minute and Song Min-gyu in the 31st minute were canceled due to offside, only managed to make up for one point with Jeong Tae-wook’s header goal following Amano Jun’s corner kick in the 40th minute of the second half.
Jeonbuk had to play the game without coach Kim Sang-sik, who was sent off for protesting the referee in the last round, not sitting on the bench.
■ Gangwon, 11th place with first win of the season after opening 9 games
Gangwon FC achieved a dramatic victory at the expense of coach Choi Yong-soo’s home team, FC Seoul.
Gangwon won 3-2 with Lee Woong-hee’s ‘theatrical winning goal’ in the 45th minute of the second half in the home game against Seoul held at Songam Sports Town Stadium in Chuncheon.
Gangwon, who managed to win their first win of the season in 9 games from the opening, finished 11th with a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 4 losses.
With Gangwon’s victory, only the Suwon Samsung (2 draws and 7 losses) remained as the team that ended in a draw until the 9th round.
Gangwon, who scored only 3 points in the previous 8 games, resolved the goal drought by scoring 3 goals in just one game that day.
On the other hand, FC Seoul could not continue the momentum of winning 3-1 in the ‘Super Match’ against Suwon Samsung in the previous round.
Seoul fell one notch to 4th place (16 points, 5 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses).
Gangwon’s coach Choi trusted the strikers who were struggling in an empty space again.
Yang Hyun-jun and Kim Dae-woo were responsible for the attack on the left and right, and Park Sang-hyuk was in the center.
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo let national striker Hwang Eui-jo, who scored a field goal in the K-League comeback last round, rest on the bench and left Ilyuchenko at the forefront.
Seoul played a dominant game, occupying 74% of the ball in the first half, but only two shots.
Rather, Gangwon scored the first goal by reviving the high-purity counterattack scene that they often showed last season after a long time.
In the 24th minute of the first half, Yang Hyeon-jun, who broke through the left side, gave a cutback, and Park Sang-hyuk, who was lurking in front of the gate, finished it with his right foot.
At the start of the second half, Seoul called in Ilyuchenko and put in Hwang Eui-jo. Park Soo-il and Kwon Wan-kyu were removed, and Lee Tae-seok and Lee Han-beom were sent to the ground to change the defense.
However, as soon as Gangwon started the second half, Seoul’s U-22 (under 22) goalkeeper Baek Jong-beom widened the gap with an additional goal thanks to a misguided play.
Just 20 seconds after the kickoff whistle sounded in the second half, Jung Seung-yong split the post with a mid-range grounder shot.
Baek Jong-beom read the right direction and threw himself to the left, but the ball passed through his side.
Afterwards, Seoul, which further tightened the reins of the pursuit, turned the game to the starting point with a multi-goal by the ‘veteran’ clinical consultation.
In the 7th minute of the second half, in a corner kick situation, Kim Joo-sung’s shot bounced off the goal, and Im Sang-hyeop, who was right in front of the goal, flailed his body and scored with a right-footed shot.
In the 23rd minute of the second half, when a corner kick from the left passed through Lee Han-beom and came to him at the gate, Im Sang-hyeop stumbled and scored multiple goals.
Seoul’s momentum was broken by the sudden injury of Hwang Ui-jo.
In the 29th minute of the second half, Hwang Ui-jo collapsed while grabbing the inside of his thigh and was carried out on a stretcher, and Han Seung-gyu was put in instead.
The game was decided only in the 45th minute of the second half.
Gangwon Gallego’s shot bounced off a Seoul player, and Lee Woong-hee trapped it once with his chest and scored a theatrical goal with a right-footed volley, giving Gangwon the victory.
In the second half of extra time, Seoul shook Gangwon’s goal with Palosevic’s shot, but the goal was not recognized as it was judged that Kim Jin-ya had committed a foul earlier, so he hit the ground.
Jeju Nam Ki-il wins the first head-to-head battle with Gwangju Lee Jung-hyo, who used to eat rice in one pot.
At the Gwangju Soccer Stadium, Jeju United defeated Gwangju FC, the main character of the ‘elevation team blast’, 1-0.
With this victory, Jeju became the fifth team to record 500 wins in the K-League (including the 1st and 2nd divisions and the League Cup), following Ulsan Hyundai, Pohang Steelers, Seoul and Busan I-Park.
Jeju jumped to 7th place (11 points, 3 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses), while Gwangju maintained 5th place (13 points, 4 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses).
In the 31st minute of the second half, Hayes’ cross from the left was finished by Seo Jin-soo’s running header with a high RBI, giving Jeju the victory. 스포츠토토
It was the first head-to-head match between Jeju coach Nam Ki-il and Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who had worked together as coaches and coaches for a long time.
Coach Lee assisted coach Nam as a coach for about five years in three teams, including Seongnam and Jeju, starting in 2016 when Nam Ki-il was the manager of Gwangju.
■ Suwon FC draws 1-1 with Daegu…
Suwon FC and Daegu FC drew 1-1 at home, 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at Suwon Sports Complex.
Suwon FC took the lead in the 5th minute of the second half with a goal by Lee Kwang-hyeok following Yoon Bit-garam’s exquisite penetrating pass, but lost the victory with Edgar’s equalizer from a corner kick in the 30th minute of the second half.
Suwon FC, which produced an overwhelming record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at home, kept 6th place (12 points, 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses).