Victory-hungry Jeju United (hereinafter referred to as Jeju) could not get a result against Gwangju FC.

Jeju played out a 0-0 draw at home against Gwangju in the 22nd round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Jeju World Cup Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 July. With the draw, Jeju remained winless in seven consecutive matches (three draws and four losses). Gwangju also failed to smile as they went winless in three consecutive matches (two draws and one loss). However, they did manage to move up a place to 6th and 7th from 7th and 8th respectively.

Jeju struck early and often. In the ninth minute of the first half, Jeju brought on Kim Joo-gong for Jeon Sung-jin, who was making his comeback from injury and a U-22 call-up card, but the balance was not easily broken. Jeju focused on dominating the ball possession, while Gwangju tried to exploit the gaps in Jeju’s defence by attacking the half-space. Jeju pressured Gwangju’s build-up at the back and tried to take the lead with Kim Bong-soo’s back-to-back shots, but all came to nothing. Gwangju fought back in the 34th minute when Heo Yul’s penetrating pass on the counter-attack allowed Asani to use his speed to get a shot off, but it was saved by Kim Dong-joon.토토사이트

The cruising Gwangju hit an unexpected reef in the 41st minute when Timo, who had formed a solid defensive block, was substituted for Aaron due to injury. Gwangju regrouped at the start of the second half. They substituted Kim Han-gil and Lee Hee-gyun for Jeong Ji-hoon and Heo Yul, with the intention of strengthening their defence and flanking attacks. In the fifth minute of the second half, Jeju saw Seo Jin-soo and Kim Bong-soo’s back-to-back shots go wide of the target, much to the chagrin of the home fans. Jeju lost Kim Seung-seop to injury in the ninth minute of the second half and Jeong-woon was quickly substituted. Lee Ju-yong moved up to the left flank as Jung-woon moved to the left stopper.

With Jeju’s defence shuffling, Gwangju took the lead in the 22nd minute. Thomas was taken off and replaced by Beka, a foreign striker from Georgia who was recently signed in the summer transfer window. Making his K League debut, Beka was deployed up front. In the 31st minute of the second half, Beka made a bold shot with light body movement. Jeju brought on the physically gifted Im Dong-hyuk in the 36th minute for the more technical Seo Jin-soo, as the two teams battled high up the pitch. Jeju added to the pressure on Gwangju with a mid-range shot from Hayes. However, the goal was not to be. In the end, the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

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