Daejeon Hana Citizen will go in search of three points against Jeju United.
Daejeon Hana Citizen will host Jeju United in the 33rd round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on August 8 at 3:00 pm. Daejeon is currently in eighth place (42 points) with 10 wins, 12 draws and 10 losses in 32 league games.
Daejeon drew against Gangwon in the last round. They took the lead in the 18th minute through Masa’s first goal. Kim In-gyun capitalized on an opponent’s mistake and pressed hard to create a counterattack opportunity. Kim In-gyun sent a pass to Thiago, who immediately slipped the ball to Massa. Masa easily found the back of the net. However, Daejeon conceded the equalizer two minutes later and had to settle for a disappointing draw.
Daejeon will now play their final game of the regular round. Daejeon is currently 20 points behind 12th-place Suwon Samseong and 16 points behind 11th-place Gangwon FC. The risk of relegation is not high, but the team needs to perform well to prepare for next season. Daejeon was a member of the K League Classic (now K League 1) in the 2013 and 2015 seasons after the relegation system was implemented, finishing with 32 points and 19 points respectively. With 42 points, Daejeon currently has the most points in the top division since the promotion system was implemented, but the team aims to accumulate as many points as possible in the remaining six games to lay the foundation for next season.
To do that, they need a win against Jeju. They are yet to win in their two meetings with Jeju this season. They lost the first match at home 0-3 without scoring, while Thiago’s precious 41st-minute equalizer earned them a point in Jeju in late June. Jeju have fallen into a slump, going winless in their last six matches (one draw and five losses) since their last match against Suwon FC in the 26th round in August, leaving them five points adrift of 10th-placed Suwon FC. They will need to capitalize on their opponent’s slump and impatience. Jeju has also been finalized in Group B of the Final Round, so there will be one more matchup. The team is determined to get a win against Jeju in this match and take down Gisun before the final round.
The key player who will lead Daejeon to victory is Lee Chang-geun. The ‘Guardian of Daejeon’ joined Daejeon in the 2022 season. He quickly earned a spot in the starting lineup thanks to his outstanding goalkeeping, and played 32 games, including the promotion playoffs, as one of the main contributors to the promotion. This season, he has continued to be a solid first-choice goalkeeper. So far, he has started all 32 games in goal in the K League 1. Lee has made fantastic saves in every game to save Daejeon from disaster, especially in September when 메이저토토사이트 he saved three penalties in a row. First, he saved Kim Hyun’s penalty against Suwon FC on September 1, and then, after the A-League break, he saved Lee Min-gyu’s penalty against Ulsan Hyundai on the 16th. On the 23rd, he saved Ahn Byung-joon’s penalty kick against Suwon Samseong. If he can do the same this time around, he’ll be able to keep Jeju’s offense at bay and take home all three points.
“Although we didn’t reach our goal of advancing to Final A, we will do our best to repay our fans for their support as this is our last home game of the regular season. We want to bring home as many points as possible in the remaining games and lay the foundation for a leap to a higher stage next season and give our fans hope.”