▲ Pohang Oberdan and Seoul Lee Han-beom are competing for the ball
Pohang Steelers, ranked 2nd in the K League 1, and FC Seoul, ranked 3rd, were unable to determine the outcome in their third showdown this year.
Pohang and Seoul tied 2-2 after exchanging four goals in the second half alone in the 25th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium today (4th)
Pohang, which increased its league unbeaten streak to four games (2 wins and 2 draws), remained in second place with 45 points.
It is 11 points behind Ulsan Hyundai (56 points).
On the other hand, Seoul, which had no wins (two draws and one loss) in three consecutive league games, maintained its third place (38 points) without narrowing the gap with Pohang.
The two teams, trailing Ulsan, drew 1-1 in the showdown on April 15 and June 11 this year, respectively, and shared one point on the same day.
Seoul continued its nine-game unbeaten streak (4 wins and 5 draws) against Pohang in the league.
Pohang, where Jeka took the lead and Baek Sung-dong, Ko Young-joon, and Kim Seung-dae took the lead, missed a golden opportunity to score the first goal in the 22nd minute when Ko Young-joon shot a second ball from the central opponent’s defense in the penalty area.
Seoul, which faced Kim Shin-jin on the front line and Willian and Na Sang-ho on both sides, was particularly disappointing when Willian’s right-footed volley shot, which received Palosevic’s pass from the left side of the penalty area, slightly missed the left side of the net in the 30th minute of the first half.
Just before the end of the first half, goalkeeper Hwang In-jae’s kick accurately connected to Ko Young-joon, who began to flood, and Pohang tried to score the first goal again, but the right-footed shot went off the left side of the net.
The first goal came from Seoul, which was leading the flow of the game early in the second half.
In the 8th minute of the second half, Ki Sung-yueng, who caught the ball from the right side of the midfield, delivered the long ball to Kim Shin-jin in front of the goal, and Kim Shin-jin scored the first goal of the header.
Afterwards, Pohang attempted to counterattack in the 12th minute of the second half, excluding Jeka, Baek Sung-dong, and midfielder Han Chan-hee, by putting tall striker Lee Ho-jae, side striker Kim In-sung, and midfielder Lee Ho-jae at once, and balanced in the 18th minute of the second half.
Ko Young-joon’s low ball from the right side was exquisitely spilled back while Kim Seung-dae faced Baek Jong-beom, and Oberdan scored an equalizer with the finish.
Seoul, which took the lead again with Palosevic’s goal in the 22nd minute of the second half, overcame a desperate crisis in the 31st minute of the second half.
In Pohang’s free-kick situation, Lee Han-beom’s tackle on Grant was declared a penalty kick after the referee’s on-field review, but Baek Jong-beom blew off kicker Kim Jong-woo’s strong right-footed shot and breathed a sigh of relief.
Pohang, which did not give up even after throwing away a precious opportunity, achieved a thrilling draw thanks to a “theater goal” in the extra time of the second half.
When more than three minutes of extra time passed, defender Ha Chang-rae, who participated in Pohang’s corner kick situation, became the main character of the equalizer with a header.
Ha Chang-rae scored another dramatic equalizer against Seoul following June 11 (49 minutes into the second half).
Midfielder Han Chan-hee, who changed into a Pohang uniform in Seoul through a trade at the end of June, started and played until the 13th minute of the second half, and Lee Seung-mo, then a trade opponent, played as a substitute in the 39th minute of the second half.
In the promotion team’s showdown at Gwangju Football Stadium, Gwangju FC defeated Daejeon Hana Citizen 3-0.
Gwangju, which has been undefeated in five consecutive league games (2 wins and 3 draws), pushed Jeonbuk Hyundai (37, 30 points), which has yet to play in the 25th round, from multiple points to fourth place (37, 32 points).
Daejeon remained in sixth place with 33 points. 스포츠토토
In the 13th minute of the game, Gwangju scored two goals and succeeded in taking the lead.
In the 7th minute of the first half, Kim Han-gil, who exchanged passes with Heo Yul, scored a left-footed shot near the penalty arc, and six minutes later, Jung Ho-yeon finished Umji-sung’s cutback, making a two-goal gap in an instant.
In the 17th minute of the second half, Lee Kun-hee hit a cross from Lee Min-ki on the left side with his head and scored the third goal, and Gwangju won the game early.