The ‘giant’ Jeonbuk Hyundai, which has come closer to perfection, has fully awakened from a long slumber.
Jeonbuk won 3-1 in the 14th round home game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Suwon FC held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 21st. Jeonbuk, who took the lead with Baek Seung-ho’s free kick goal in the 7th minute of the first half, allowed Suwon FC Lee Seung-woo to equalize in the 6th minute, but Song Min-gyu’s winning goal in the 8th minute and Park Jin-seop’s wedge shot in the 38th minute added a valuable 3 points.
Jeonbuk,메이저사이트 which went undefeated in 4 consecutive games (2 wins, 2 draws) after switching to acting manager Kim Doo-hyun, climbed to 7th place with 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses with 18 points. Although there is still a significant gap with the leader or second place, it is meaningful in that it has overcome the extreme sluggishness in the early part of the season and joined the full-fledged competition for rankings.
It was the 90th minute that attracted attention as the stage for the return of key resources who had been knocked out of the line due to injury. In particular, striker Cho Gyu-seong, who became the first Korean player to score multiple goals in a single match at last year’s World Cup in Qatar and rose to stardom, made a sortie after recovering from a calf injury sustained during the call-up for an A-match in March. In addition, Song Min-gyu, a ‘multipurpose striker’ who injured ankle ligaments at the end of last month, was also put on the waiting list.
As the attacking team became abundant after a long time, there was not enough space for foreign strikers. Andre Luis, who has been in poor condition since joining, and Hafa Silva, who recently suffered a bruise during team training, are missing. Nevertheless, Jeonbuk’s spear was sharp enough.
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When he shouted ‘Dak-gong (shut up and attack)’, luck followed. Baek Seung-ho’s direct free kick hit the defensive wall and was refracted and sucked into the goal. Jeonbuk quickly tied the score, but Jeonbuk, who did not slow down, put an end to the fierce match with Park Jin-seop’s header goal at the end of the second half when Song Min-gyu, who was brought in at the start of the second half, scored the season’s third goal. It was as Kim said, “I want everyone to relieve stress and have an exciting game.”
On the other hand, Jeonbuk’s ‘family rival’ Ulsan Hyundai also defeated Suwon Samsung 3-2 on the same day, and continued its overwhelming leading race with 6 consecutive victories. Ulsan, who recorded 6 consecutive victories after the opening, succeeded in winning 6 consecutive victories once again, accumulating 12 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and 34 points. National team central defender Kim Young-kwon scored his K-League debut goal with a heavy left-footed mid-range shot in the 40th minute of the first half, and Ulsan won with a penalty kick (PK) goal from Martin Adam, the ‘Hungarian Killer’, in the 40th minute of the tense second half with a score of 2-2.