Gwangju FC, the ‘core of the sensation’ at the top of professional soccer K-League 1, 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 first 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. 카지노
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 in the last 3 games (2 draws, 1 loss).
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 the left flank with his head, but Cho 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 side 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, leading to a score of 0.
A fierce battle continued in the second half, but due to the ‘saving show’ by both teams’ goalkeepers, not a single goal was scored.
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 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 that 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.