Gwangju breaks Seoul jinx and wins 1-0…10 Daegu, Suwon overpowered
Gwangju FC, a sensational team, beat FC Seoul and maintained its third place in the K League 1. Gwangju is maintaining its upward trend by breaking even the weak jinx whenever it meets Seoul.
Gwangju beat Seoul 1-0 in the 30th round of the Hana One-Q K League 1 2023 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 17th.
Heo Yul’s first goal and the winning goal in the fourth minute of the first half were well defended. Seoul unilaterally drove Gwangju after losing a point, but failed to score a goal.
Gwangju, which has escaped from the slump in nine consecutive games (2 draws and 7 losses) against Seoul, widened the gap with the second-place Pohang Steelers (56 points) with 13 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses (48 points). Seoul fell to fifth place (43 points).
It is also the first time in 11 games that Gwangju has won at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Previously, he had never won an away game in Seoul with one draw and nine losses.
Gwangju, which had a good flow recently, scored the first goal four minutes after the kickoff.
Ha Seung-woon connected the pass from the left side of the penalty box to Heo Yul with an exquisite touch, and Heo Yul shook the opposite goal with a calm left-footed shot.
Seoul, which gave up one goal first, immediately launched a counterattack. In the 17th minute of the first half, Kim Shin-jin, who dug into the space behind Gwangju’s defense, shook the net, but an offside was declared. In the 30th minute of the first half, Kim Shin-jin connected Na Sang-ho’s cross to a turning shot but slightly missed the post.
Gwangju, which was blocking Seoul’s attack through strong pressure, missed Asani’s free-kick shot two minutes later.
Seoul took the initiative and drove it unilaterally, but one shot was disappointing.
In the 44th minute of the first half, Lim Sang-hyeop’s shot hit the goalpost after hitting the goalkeeper and defense. A minute later, Lim Sang-hyeop’s left-footed shot was also blocked by the goalkeeper.
At the beginning of the second half, Seoul increased its offensive by putting Ilyuchenko and Lee Tae-seok at the same time.
Seoul left a disappointment when Osmar’s header went off the net in a corner kick in the 5th minute of the second half. In a counterattack five minutes later, Na Sang-ho’s right-footed shot was also blocked by a punching by Gwangju goalkeeper Kim Kyung-min.
Seoul, which had been aiming for Gwangju’s goal, also slightly missed Na Sang-ho’s shot in the 15th minute of the second half.
Seoul, which missed several chances, continued to weigh in on the attack by putting in Willian and Han Seung-kyu. However, Gwangju continued to block the attack with calm defense.
Seoul fired Ki Sung-yueng’s cannonball-like mid-range shot in the 18th minute of the second half but was caught in a super save. Ji Dong-won’s right-footed turning shot also headed straight to the goalkeeper in the 34th minute of the second half. Two minutes later, Ilyuchenko’s header was also less accurate.
Gwangju, which was focusing on defense, scored through Um Ji-sung’s counterattack, but the score was canceled because a foul was declared.
In the end, Gwangju, which kept the lead of one goal well until the end, won a valuable victory on the away game.
In Suwon, Daegu FC beat Suwon Samsung 1-0 with Vascellus’ dramatic winning goal in the second half extra time despite its inferiority in numbers.
Daegu, which had 11 wins, 11 draws and 9 losses (44 points), pushed Seoul to fifth place and moved up to fourth place. Suwon, the lowest, remained at 22 points (5 wins, 7 draws and 18 losses). It is also two points behind Gangwon (24 points) which is ranked 11th.
Daegu struggled with captain Cesinha’s injury. To make matters worse, Beltola was sent off for rough play in the 11th minute of the second half when it was tight 0-0 and was outnumbered. Suwon pushed their opponents hard to score a goal.
The game, which seemed to end 0-0, was decided at the end of the second half. Daegu Vascellus, who dug into the left side in the 51st minute of the second half, shook the net with a dramatic right-footed shot.
Suwon took the loss just before the end of the game as Ko Myung-seok’s shot missed the post. 스포츠토토