Ulsan draws against Daejeon three times… Pohang completely defeated Suwon FC and went on an undefeated run in 9 games,
while Gangwon caught Jeonbuk and escaped last place… Incheon defeats Jeju with Hernández’s ‘thick goal’
Ulsan Hyundai, the leading team in professional soccer K-League 1, failed to catch Daejeon Hana Citizen this time and allowed second place Pohang Steelers to catch up.
Ulsan drew 1-1 with Daejeon in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 30th round home game held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 16th.
Ulsan, who only added 1 point, recorded 62 points, narrowing the gap to 2nd place Pohang Steelers (56 points), who defeated Suwon FC 2-0 that day, to 6 points. The competition for the lead, which had been dominated by Ulsan for a while, has now truly entered the fog.
Ulsan had only 2 draws and 1 loss in three meetings with Daejeon, who were promoted to K-League 1 this season. Due to Daejeon, they are unable to overcome the threshold of victory against their former club.
Daejeon continued its strong performance against Ulsan, but maintained 8th place with 38 points amid 4 consecutive games without a win (2 draws and 2 losses).
Ulsan, which had only 1 win (2 draws, 2 losses) in the last 5 games, had an unconventional lineup that day, excluding key goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo and players who had been on the national team’s European tour from the starting lineup, and starting players who had not received many opportunities until now. came out
Prior to this game, veteran center back Kim Ki-hee was appointed as captain and key striker Joo Min-gyu was appointed as vice-captain, reinforcing the will to renew the atmosphere.
Daejeon had a good start. About 1 minute and 20 seconds into the game, Kim In-gyun received a pass given by Massa after running through the midfield and shot with his left foot to avoid goalkeeper Jo Soo-hyuk, who came forward from the left side of the penalty area.
Ulsan balanced the score with a penalty kick in the 29th minute of the first half.
Daejeon defender Kim Hyun-woo grabbed Joo Min-gyu and knocked him down inside the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick. Joo Min-gyu, who took the kick, scored with his right foot and scored the tying goal. Joo Min-gyu is the sole leading scorer in the league this season with 14 goals.
Ulsan, who used replacement cards such as Rubikson, Lee Chung-yong, Kim Young-kwon, and Bako in the second half, cheered when Bako’s wonderful volley shot from the right side of the penalty arc in the 38th minute of the second half.
However, the referee judged through an on-field review that Lim Jong-eun had obstructed Daejeon goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun’s view during the shooting situation, and the score was cancelled.
In the extra time of the second half, Lee Chung-yong’s shot from the right side of the penalty area resulted in a penalty kick due to Daejeon’s Oh Jae-seok’s handball foul, giving Ulsan another golden opportunity to make a comeback, but this time Joo Min-gyu’s shot was blocked by Lee Chang-geun, who threw his body, and hit the ground.
Pohang defeated Suwon FC 2-0 at the home Steel Yard thanks to Zeka’s multiple goals and put pressure on Ulsan with an undefeated record in 9 games (5 wins, 4 draws).
Zeka was responsible for both goals and shone as a major contributor to the victory.
In the 22nd minute of the first half, Zeka scored the first goal by pushing in Wandelsson’s cross from the left side, and in the 44th minute of the first half, he dribbled through the right side from near the halfway line and scored an additional goal with a right-footed shot.
By adding two goals that day, Zeka surpassed his 10th goal in the league this season.
On this day, Pohang fired 12 shots, including 9 effective shots, while Suwon FC had only one shot in total, but was unable to add more points in the second half.
Suwon FC, who lost all three matches against Pohang this season, remained in 10th place with 29 points.
Gangwon FC succeeded in escaping from last place by defeating Jeonbuk Hyundai in enemy territory.
Gangwon, which broke away from a winless streak (1 draw, 2 losses)먹튀검증in the last 3 games, accumulated 24 points and jumped to 11th place, pushing Suwon Samsung (22 points), which will play the 30th round on the 17th, to the bottom.
Jeonbuk maintained 5th place (43 points, 35 points, goal difference 7), but went winless in 5 games (3 draws, 2 losses).
Jeonbuk took the lead with a penalty kick 5 minutes into the game.
Han Kyo-won, who was breaking through the left side of the penalty area, was tripped by Gangwon defender Lee Ji-sol and a penalty kick was declared, and kicker Gustavo kicked with his right foot.
However, Gangwon’s counterattack led by Gabriel and Yago was fierce, and in the extra time of the first half, Gabriel and Gallego scored consecutive goals, turning the situation around for Gangwon. Gabriel scored a goal in his K League debut.
Heavy rain poured down past the middle of the second half, filling the ground with water and causing the ball to not roll well, which emerged as a variable in the game. Gangwon Kim Dae-won scored an additional goal in the 30th minute of the second half.
At Incheon Soccer Stadium, Incheon United defeated Jeju United 2-1.
Incheon’s Lee Myung-joo’s first goal in the 29th minute of the first half and Jeju’s Kim Seung-seop’s equalizing goal in the 22nd minute of the second half kept the game in balance, but in the extra time of the second half, Incheon’s Hernández scored a mid-range shot from the left corner of the penalty area to decide the game.
Incheon went up one place to 6th place (43 points, 35 points, -1 goal difference), and Jeju, whose recent winless streak extended to 4 games (1 draw, 3 losses), was ranked 9th (35 points).