‘Song Min-gyu’s’ goal gives Jeonbuk first back-to-back wins of season as they beat Daegu 1-0, Gwangju win third straight, Daejeon end four-match winless streak
Jeonbuk Hyundai is on the rise. They have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Jeonbuk won a thrilling 1-0 home match against Daegu FC in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 7th, thanks to Song Min-gyu’s fantastic ‘winding kick’. The victory was significant. Jeonbuk won back-to-back games for the first time this season and moved up from eighth to seventh place.메이저사이트
Defeating league leaders Ulsan in the previous round was a major turning point. Jeonbuk deployed a 4-3-3 formation to continue their winning streak. Acting head coach Kim Doo-hyun sent both foreign strikers Gustavo and Hapa Silva up front to form an attacking line of Song Min-gyu, Gustavo, and Hapa Silva. Oh Jae-hyuk, Park Jin-seop and Ryu Jae-moon were then used in the midfield, while the back four consisted of Kim Jin-soo, Jung Tae-wook and Koo Ja-ryong. In goal was Kim Jung-hoon. Daegu countered with a 3-4-3 formation. Sejingya, who Choi calls “50 per cent of the team’s strength,” started for the fourth consecutive game.
The first half passed at Daegu’s pace. Their solid defence kept Jeonbuk’s attack at bay. Jeonbuk was disappointed when Hapa Silva hit the goalpost with a right-footed shot in the 25th minute. Jeonbuk’s attack was unable to break through Daegu’s defence. The first half ended 0-0.
At the start of the second half, Jeonbuk took off Gustavo and Oh Jae-hyuk and introduced Cho Kyu-sung and Amano Jun to sharpen up the front line. Their addition to the attacking line gave Jeonbuk some breathing space. In the 12th minute of the second half, Song Min-gyu scored a wind-up goal. Hapa Silva won a contest at the front of the penalty box and passed to Song Min-gyu, who was positioned inside the left box. Song Min-gyu then unleashed a right-footed curling kick into the corner of the opposite goal. It was a beautiful trajectory. Jeonbuk continued to push for more goals, even bringing on Moon Sun-min, but Daegu’s defence was thick. Daegu also had several shots on goal from Sejingya and Vasellus, but Kim Jung-hoon made a series of saves to preserve the one-goal victory.
Daejeon Hana Citizens escaped a four-match winless streak. Daejeon won 2-1 against Gangwon FC at Chuncheon Songam Stadium thanks to a 14th-minute strike from Joo Se-jong in the second half. After four games without a win, with one draw and three defeats, Daejeon picked up three valuable points in five matches. They jumped to fifth place. Gangwon extended their winless streak to seven games. They are in a terrible slump with two draws and five losses.
Daejeon scored the first goal. In the 26th minute, Leandro drove down the left and sent in a low, quick cross. Thiago, who was rushing in front of the goal, lightly slotted it home. Two goals in two games. Three minutes into the second half, Gangwon equalised. Kangwon, who strengthened their attack by adding Park Sang-hyuk, Yang Hyun-joon and Jeong Seung-yong, tied the game when Kim In-gyun’s clearing mistake was pushed in by Park Sang-hyuk.
It was ‘Captain’ Joo Se-jong who saved the day as Gangwon’s offence faltered. Joo split the Gangwon goal in the 14th minute of the second half with a header from Leandro’s cross. Joo had had one of his worst games in the previous match against Incheon United. He conceded a penalty in the opening minutes and made a silly mistake that led to a second goal. In the end, Joo had to be substituted midway through the game. It only took him one game to atone. Afterwards, Gangwon came out swinging, but Daejeon defended their lead well to secure the win.
Gwangju FC made it three wins in a row. Gwangju came from behind to win 2-1 against Suwon Samsung at the Gwangju Football Stadium thanks to a brace from Thomas. Gwangju (24 points) have now won three in a row and are knocking on the door of the Final Group A. Last-place Suwon (8 points), on the other hand, couldn’t hold on in the final five minutes and slumped to a fourth straight loss.
Gwangju made a half-rotation, changing five field players from the previous round. Suwon only made minor changes in midfield. It was a good start for Suwon, who took the lead in the 40th minute with their first shot on goal. Lee Sang-min sent the ball down the left side and Ahn Byung-joon slid in an exquisite sliding shot for his fourth goal of the season. Gwangju came back in the second half. Thomas was the hero. He became a hero in the 23rd minute with a right-footed curling shot in stoppage time.
The second Gyeongin derby of the season ended in a draw. Incheon United and FC Seoul battled to a 1-1 draw at the Incheon Football Stadium. Incheon remained unbeaten in five matches (W1 D4 L1), while Seoul ended their losing streak. Incheon opened the scoring in the 19th minute when Kim Bo-seob headed home a cross from Gerso. It was an early goal. Seoul equalised in the seventh minute of the second half when Hwang Eui-jo converted a pass from Ki Sung-yueng with a non-stop shot.