Jeonbuk Hyundai, the ‘candidate for the championship’ that succeeded in reversing the atmosphere in the last round, could not continue the upward trend. Suwon FC lost by one goal and fell to 8th place.
Jeonbuk, led by coach Kim Sang-sik, played an away match against Suwon FC in the 7th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon Sports Complex on the 15th. lost. With 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses (7 points), Jeonbuk moved from 7th to 8th last week. It is in a position to allow the chase to 9th place Daegu FC (6 points) and 10th place Incheon United (5 points), which have played one game less.
On the other hand, Suwon, who had a 5-goal firepower show against Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 6th round (5-3 win), moved their momentum to Jeonbuk and succeeded in winning, and with 10 points (3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses), they rose to 5th place. .안전놀이터
Jeonbuk showed a strong tenacity for winning streak based on the ‘Ras Alert’, but Suwon strongly opposed it from the beginning. He scored the opening goal in the 26th minute of the first half. In a counterattack opportunity, striker Lars caught the ball near the half line and dribbled alone. As Jeonbuk’s defense stepped back, he saw the corner of the opponent’s left goal from the front of the penalty box and hit a powerful right-footed shot. The ball went right through the goal.
Jeonbuk couldn’t hit Suwon FC’s goal at all except Jun Amano’s shot until the 30th minute after kick-off. Then, in the 34th minute of the first half, Silva connected the ball from the right with a header shot. Suwon gatekeeper Roh Dong-geon threw himself away.
In the 37th minute of the first half, Suwon shook the net with Shinsegae’s right-footed shot from the front of the penalty box. However, the referee, after reviewing the video (VAR), declared Shinsegae’s handball foul and canceled the goal.
Jeonbuk overcame the crisis and had a decisive chance to score after Han Kyo-Won received Amano’s one-touch pass in the extra time of the first half and even passed goalkeeper Noh Dong-Gun, but the left-footed shot hit the left side of the goal and retreated. The Jeonbuk bench was excited.
Suwon’s Lee Seung-woo immediately connected the right cross with a right-footed volley, but Jeonbuk’s goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon cleared it.
In the second half, it was a one-step battle. With the kick-off in the second half, Jeonbuk took out Han Kyo-won and Maeng Seong-woong and put in Lee Dong-jun and Baek Seung-ho. Baek Seung-ho caught the ball from the right side of the penalty box in the second minute and made a sharp cross. At this time, Silva rushed in and connected a no-mark header shot. But the ball floated over the goal.
In the 14th minute of the second half of the second half, Lee Seung-woo exquisitely bypassed the defense from the left side of the penalty area, then saw the opposite goal and tried to kick with his right foot. However, goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon sensibly stopped it. Three minutes later, Lee Kwang-hyuk connected Lee Yong’s right cross with a sharp header shot, which was also caught in the hands of goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon.
Suwon again had a decisive chance in the 20th minute of the second half. Lars took over the ball that Yoon Bit-garam exquisitely shot into the space behind Jeonbuk’s defense, and confronted Kim Jung-hoon one-on-one. However, his right-footed shot missed and missed the goal.
Jeonbuk did not back down either. In the 25th minute of the second half, Park Jin-seop hit a strong left-footed shot following the ball that flowed in front of the penalty box. Goalkeeper Noh Dong-gun threw the ball away, but Song Min-gyu connected it with a rebound shot. However, this ball also made Suwon bee hot as Nodong-gun blocked it with an animalistic sense.
In the 34th minute of the second half, Jeonbuk replaced Song Min-gyu with swift winger Moon Seon-min on the ground. Then, Suwon tried to strengthen the defense by putting Jackson in place of Lee Jae-sung.
Suwon continued effective counterattacks with Lars, Lee Seung-woo, and Lee Kwang-hyeok at the center. Jeonbuk was constantly under pressure. In the end, it didn’t give a big crisis until the end. He succeeded in hunting Jeonbuk for ‘big fish’ and succeeded in winning two consecutive games in the home.
Previously, at the Pohang Steel Yard, the home team Pohang Steelers, who were in second place, clashed with the away team, FC Seoul, who were in third place, and drew 1-1.
Na Sang-ho of Seoul scored the opening goal in the second minute of the first half. However, Pohang scored an equalizer in the 41st minute thanks to Shim Sang-min’s help.
Pohang maintained 2nd and 3rd place, recording 15 points (4 wins, 3 draws) and Seoul 13 points (4 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses), respectively.
At the Suwon World Cup Stadium, the away team Jeju United won their second straight victory by defeating the home team Suwon Samsung 3-2.
Jeju jumped to 7th place with 8 points (2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses). On the other hand, Suwon Samsung remained at the bottom, having won 7 consecutive games (2 draws and 5 losses) since the opening.
The opening goal belonged to Suwon. In the 7th minute of the first half, Basani broke the Jeju goal. However, after Yuri Jonatan’s equalizer in the 21st minute of the first half, Jeju scored consecutive goals in the 3rd and 17th minutes of the second half (penalty kicks) by Hayes to seize the victory.
In the 34th minute of the second half, substitute Yoo Je-ho scored a comeback goal for Suwon, but could not pursue it any further.