Cho Kyu-sung’s late goal sees Jeonbuk beat Ulsan 2-0… Suwon FC also wins
Jeonbuk Hyundai won the ‘Hyundai Street Derby’ against Ulsan Hyundai thanks to a late goal from Cho Kyu-sung.
Jeonbuk won 2-0 at home against Ulsan Hyundai in the 16th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on 3 March.
Consecutive goals from Cho Kyu-sung and Moon Sun-min in the second half sealed the victory.
Jeonbuk avenged their opening defeat to Ulsan.
Jeonbuk won the 110th ‘Hyundai-Ga Derby’ in the history of the league, improving their head-to-head record to 41 wins, 29 draws and 40 losses. Despite losing key players such as Kim Moon-hwan and Baek Seung-ho to injury, the rest of the team rallied to secure the win.
Jeonbuk sits in seventh place with six wins, three draws and seven losses (21 points). Ulsan suffered its third loss of the season (W12 D2 L2) but still leads the table with 38 points. The loss of key defender Kim Young-kwon to injury was painful for Ulsan.먹튀검증
Ulsan started the game on the front foot. Ulsan used their high possession to take the initiative and go on the attack.
Ulsan had a chance in the 23rd minute when Bako’s shot was blocked by Kim Jung-hoon. Jeonbuk also had shots from Hapa Silva and Gustavo, but they were off target.
Jeonbuk suffered a setback in the 30th minute when Andre Lewis went down with an injury and was replaced by Song Min-gyu.
Buoyed by the support of their home fans, Jeonbuk made a change at the start of the second half, introducing Hapa Silva and Cho Kyu-sung at the same time.
The game, which was tied at 0-0, became tense in the final minutes.
Cho Kyu-sung, who was constantly looking for the opponent’s goal, solved it with his head. Jun Amano’s cross from the right flank rattled the net with a diving header.
It was Jo Kyu-sung’s second league goal in three months, following a home match against Suwon Samsung on 5 March.
Leading 1-0, Jeonbuk drove a wedge into the match with a goal from Moon Sun-min in second-half stoppage time. After receiving passes from Cho Kyu-sung and Song Min-kyu in a practice situation in the 48th minute, Moon found the back of the net with a left-footed shot.
In the end, Jeonbuk secured a comfortable win at home.
In the ‘Suwon Derby’ at Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon FC defeated Suwon Samseong 2-1 to end a four-game losing streak.
With their second consecutive Suwon Derby win, following a 2-1 victory on 11 March, Suwon FC is in ninth place (18 points).
Suwon, on the other hand, suffered their third straight league defeat and remain in last place (8 points). Suwon FC took the lead in the 43rd minute through Yoon Beom-Garam, before Oh In-Pyo added a second in the 22nd minute.
Suwon pulled one back in the 36th minute with a header from a set piece by Han Ho-gang, but there was not enough time to turn the game around.
Gwangju FC used their firepower at home to defeat the Pohang Steelers 4-2. With their second straight win, Gwangju move up to sixth place with 21 points. Pohang remains in fourth place (27 points).
In Jeju, hosts Jeju United and Gangwon FC battled to a 2-2 draw. Jeju is now unbeaten in eight league matches (six wins and two draws) and moved into second place with 28 points.
Gangwon remained in 11th place (12 points) after six league games without a win (two draws).