Jeonbuk’s 5-match winless streak snapped…Incheon, Jeju win 2-1 in theater
‘Zeca multi-goal’ Pohang defeats Suwon FC to remain unbeaten in 9 matches
By Yunghyun Nam Reporter = Professional soccer’s K League 1 Gangwon FC earned a win against Jeonbuk in a match that was played amid heavy rains that made normal play difficult. Incheon United defeated Jeju United with a late stoppage-time winner.
Gangwon won 3-1 away to Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 30th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Saturday.
It was Gangwon’s first win in four games since beating Ulsan Hyundai on March 12. The win lifted Gangwon out of last place. With 24 points (4W, 12D, 14L), Gangwon leapfrogged Suwon Samseong, who did not play, to 11th place in the league.
Jeonbuk fell into a five-match winless streak (three draws and two losses). Jeonbuk remained fifth in the league with 43 points (12W, 7D, 10L).
Jeonbuk scored the first goal in the fifth minute. Han Gyo-won was tripped up by Lee Ji-sol while dribbling. Gustavo took the kick and converted.
Gangwon turned the game around at the end of the first half.
In the 45th minute, Shin Min-woo dribbled forward and passed to Gabriel, who scored a clever turning shot to tie the game at 1-1. It was Gabriel’s first goal in the league.
In the second minute of first-half stoppage time, Yago sent a pass to Gallego, who finished strongly at the near post to make it 2-1. It was Gallego’s second goal of the season.
In the second half, under heavy rain, Kangwon made it 3-1 in the 30th minute. After receiving a space pass from Shin Min-woo, Kim Dae-won took a shot. The ball deflected off a defender’s foot and into the back of the net. It was Kim Dae-won’s second goal of the season.
Heavy rain continued throughout the second half, creating puddles on the field and making it difficult for the ball to roll properly.
Jeonbuk also had some bad luck in the final minutes of the game. Jeju’s Ryu Kwang-hyun committed a handball foul and was awarded a penalty kick, but the penalty was canceled after it was found that Jeonbuk had committed an offside foul beforehand. The game ended in a 3-1 victory for Gangwon.
At the same time, Incheon defeated Jeju 2-1 at the Incheon Football Stadium.
With 43 points (11W, 10D, 9L), Incheon moved from seventh to sixth place.
Jeju fell into a four-match winless streak (D1, L3). Jeju remained in ninth place in the league with 35 points (9W8D13L).
Incheon took the lead in the 29th minute. Kim Do-hyuk delivered a sharp pass to Lee Myung-joo, who rattled the net with an accurate shot. It was Lee’s second goal of the season.
Jeju equalized in the 22nd minute of the second half. Seo Jin-soo won a dribble in the Incheon zone and sent a penetrating pass to Kim Seung-seop. Kim wasted no time in slotting it home. It was Kim’s second goal of the season.
Incheon won 2-1 with a theater goal. In the third minute of second-half stoppage time, Hernandez scored his fifth goal of the season off a pass from Shin Shin-ho to end the game.
At the Pohang Steel Yard, the Pohang Steelers defeated Suwon FC 2-0 to stay in second place.메이저놀이터
Pohang, unbeaten in nine matches (5 wins, 4 draws), improved to 56 points (15 wins, 11 draws, 4 losses) and remained unbeaten in three matches against Suwon FC this season.
Zeca was the difference maker for Pohang. She scored multi-goals in the 28th and 44th minutes of the first half. With her ninth and 10th goals of the season, she moved up to fifth on the scoring list.