Gwangju FC broke the all-time home winless streak against Pohang Steelers, extending their winning streak to three games.
Gwangju won the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 Round 16 home match against Pohang 4-2 at the Gwangju Football Stadium at 7.30pm on 3 March. Gwangju conceded an early goal to Zeca in the 10th minute, but bounced back with an own goal from Oberdan in the 25th minute and consecutive goals from Doo Hyun-seok, Uhm Ji Sung and Ahn Young-gyu in the second half.메이저놀이터
This is their third straight win (two wins and a draw) and fourth in a row, including the FA Cup. It was also their first win at home to Pohang in more than two years, since November 2021.
Home side Gwangju lined up in a 4-4-2. Thomas and Park Han-bin led the way up top, with Um Ji-sung, Lee Sun-min, Jung Ho-yeon, and Anani in the flanks and midfield. The back four was Lee Min-Ki, Ahn Young-Gyu, Timo, and Doo Hyun-Seok, with Lee Jun in goal.
The away team, Pohang, lined up in a 4-2-3-1. They had Zeca up top and Baek Sung-dong, Go Young-joon, and Kim In-sung in the second line. Lee Seung-mo and Aubertan paired up in the third. The back four was Shim Sang-min, Grant, Ha Chang-rae, and Park Seung-wook, with Hwang In-jae in goal.
Pohang opened the scoring 10 minutes into the match. Go Young-joon drove down the right and sent in a cross that Baek Sung-dong headed back to the corner line. The onrushing Zeca slotted it into the empty net.
After going a goal down, Gwangju fought back. Asani headed a cross from Uhm Ji Sung with his left foot in the 20th minute from the left flank, but it went wide. Pohang almost scored three minutes later when Go Young-jun forced Gwangju goalkeeper Lee Jun to miss a kick, but his effort narrowly missed the target.
Luck struck for Gwangju in the 25th minute when Oberdan’s header from a corner kick was blocked, leading to an own goal to equalise.
Gwangju gained momentum and overwhelmed Pohang. Um Ji Sung connected with a diving header from Park Han Bin’s cross from the right in the 41st minute, but it hit the crossbar.
Gwangju brought on Lee Hee-gyun at the start of the second half to boost their attack. His left-footed mid-range shot rattled the post in the 10th minute after Doo Hyun-seok cut in from the right.
Gwangju then introduced Heo Yul and Lee Kang-hyun in the 17th minute of the second half to boost their momentum. Pohang also brought on Gwangju killer Lee Ho-jae to stem the tide.
Gwangju widened the gap with another goal two minutes later. Uhm Ji Sung finished a long pass from Asani from the right with a right-footed shot.
Pohang did not go down easily. Lee Ho-jae ignited the game with a header from a free-kick opportunity in the 29th minute.
Gwangju threw cold water on Pohang’s chase again. Ahn Young-gyu widened the gap again with a header from a corner in the 36th minute.
Gwangju then brought on Lee Sang-ki to stabilise the defence and maintain the status quo. The match ended 4-2 with no further goals scored.