‘Lee Kun-hee’s Winning Goal’ K League 1 Gwangju Catches Leader Ulsan Again… 3 Consecutive Wins
Jeonbuk won two games in a row with an away win in Daegu... Gustavo PK winning goal.
Gwangju FC, the 'core of the sensation' at the top of the K-League 1 professional soccer league, once again defeated the leading team, Ulsan Hyundai, which is challenging for the championship for the second consecutive year.
Gwangju defeated Ulsan 1-0 thanks to Lee Kun-hee's opening goal in the 42nd minute of the second half in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Final A 34th round home game held at Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 21st.
Third-place Gwangju, which has recently won three games in a row, accumulated 57 points and narrowed the gap with second-place Pohang Steelers (59 points) to two points, expressing hope for a leap forward to second place. 바카라사이트
In particular, Gwangju showed its potential by winning two consecutive games against Ulsan following September 3 (2-0).
On the other hand, Ulsan maintained first place (67 points), ahead of Pohang by 8 points, but has fallen without a win (2 draws, 1 loss) in the last 3 games.
Ulsan suffered from a goal drought during this period, not scoring a single goal.
Gwangju, which placed Heo Yul and Thomas at the forefront of the attack and deployed Um Ji-seong and Kim Han-gil on both sides, boasted a fierce attack from the beginning.
Kim Han-gil's left-footed shot from the right side of the penalty arc in the 7th minute of the first half and Heo Yul's left-footed mid-range shot in the 18th minute of the first half were both blocked by Ulsan goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo.
In the 27th minute of the first half, Aaron accurately received a free kick from Lee Sun-min from the left side with his head, but Jo Hyun-woo made a super save.
Ulsan replaced under-22 (U-22) resources Jang Si-young and Kang Yun-gu, who had been sent out as starting wing attackers, with Bako and Eom Won-sang midway through the first half, and launched a formidable counterattack.
In the 33rd minute of the first half, veteran midfielder Lee Chung-yong's sharp mid-range shot from the right side was blocked by goalkeeper Lee Jun, and the score remained at zero.
A fierce battle continued in the second half, but no goal was scored due to the 'saving show' by both teams' goalkeepers.
In the 24th minute of the second half, in a corner kick situation, Kim Ki-hee's header in front of the goal was caught by Gwangju Uhm Seong's foot and Lee Jun's hand right before crossing the goal line, and Hoesim's right-footed shot by Bako on the right side of the goal area in the 34th minute of the second half did not go over Lee Jun.
Ulsan went on an all-out offensive at the end of the second half, using replacement cards such as Kim Ji-hyun, Lee Dong-kyung, and Seol Young-woo, but Gwangju split the game with Lee Kun-hee's one shot in the 42nd minute of the second half.
Lee Kun-hee, who ran to the left of the goal area during Lee Hee-gyun's accurate through pass, shook the goal net with his left foot, giving Gwangju a 3-point victory.
Lee Kun-hee, who started on the bench on this day and was substituted in the 13th minute of the second half, shone as the protagonist of the game-winning goal to defeat Ulsan, the 'big name' following the match last month.
4th place Jeonbuk Hyundai won 2-1 in an away game against Daegu FC held at DGB Daegu Bank Park, earning 2 consecutive wins following the 33rd round match against FC Seoul (2-0), and continued its pursuit of 3rd place with 52 points.
Daegu recorded its 9th sellout of the season (official crowd count of 12,211), and its 7-game undefeated streak (4 wins, 3 draws) was put on hold.
Behind Ulsan, Pohang, Gwangju, and Jeonbuk, Incheon United and Daegu ranked 5th and 6th, with 12 wins, 13 draws, 9 losses (49 points), 39 points, and 38 conceded (1 goal difference).
In the K-League, when determining rankings, if the points, goals, goal difference, and number of wins are the same, the opponent's record is taken into consideration. In this season's head-to-head match, Incheon is ahead with 1 win and 2 draws.
Jeonbuk, which featured striker Song Min-gyu, midfielder Baek Seung-ho, defender Park Jin-seop, and goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon, who returned from winning the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, scored a goal first.
In the 29th minute of the first half, Han Kyo-won received a pass accurately stabbed by Lee Jun-ho and kicked with her right foot accurately between the legs of Daegu goalkeeper Oh Seung-hoon from the right side of the penalty area.
Daegu balanced the score in 4 minutes.
Hongcheol drew out Barcellus' quick counterattack with an exquisite heel pass near the halfway line, and Edgar finished the pass with his right foot when Barcellus, who broke through to the left of the penalty area, pretended to shoot.
In the second half, Jeonbuk used Moon Seon-min, Gustavo, and Andre as substitutes, while Daegu used Hwang Jae-won, Keita, and Lee Yong-rae as substitutes, aiming for a go-ahead goal.
In the 34th minute of the second half, Daegu missed the opportunity to turn the game around as Baselus was caught and fell by Jeong Tae-wook while breaking through the left side of the penalty area, and a penalty kick was called, but it was canceled after the referee's on-field review.
Jeonbuk, who overcame the crisis, secured victory thanks to a penalty kick in the 44th minute of the second half.
In a counterattack situation, Ahn Hyeon-beom was tripped by Beltola on the right side of the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick, and kicker Gustavo scored the winning goal with a right-footed kick.