Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05) made the difference. He ran all over the ground and led his team to a great victory.

Lee Jae-sung started as an attacking midfielder in the 2022-23 German Bundesliga round 22 home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach held at Meba Arena in Mainz, Germany on the 25th (Korean time) and recorded 1 goal and 1 assist in 74 minutes.

Lee Jae-sung scored his 7th goal of the season in the 25th minute of the first half, and in the 27th minute of the second half, he assisted Ludovic Azorc’s additional goal, wearing a Mainz uniform through this winter’s transfer market. Lee Jae-seong, who recorded 7 goals and 3 assists this season, rode a steep rise with 3 goals and 2 assists in the last 3 games. In addition, Lee Jae-sung scored 5 goals and 2 assists in 7 league matches resumed after last year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Although Markus Ingvartsen, who played an active part in the second line of attack along with forward strikers Azorc and Lee Jae-seong,안전놀이터 all scored, it was Lee Jae-seong who led the team to a great victory. Danny Dacosta, who played as a right wingback, also played a big role by assisting Lee Jae-sung’s preemptive goal, but Lee Jae-sung’s performance was decisive in bringing the atmosphere of the game that could flow to Moenchengladbach.

It was Moenchengladbach, not Mainz, who had high ball possession throughout the game. According to the German Bundesliga official website, Monchengladbach had a high ball possession with 61-39. The pass was 600-322, with Monchengladbach almost twice as many.

Mainz solved this inferiority with forward pressure. The distance the players ran was 121.9 km in Mainz, 10 km more than Monchengladbach (112.6 km). His vigorous activity was the driving force behind Mainz’s 4-0 win, even though he was pushed back by 4-6 in terms of ball possession. And Lee Jae-seong was active on the ground for 74 minutes.

It was Lee Jae-seong’s performance that made the attack of Moenchengladbach’s attack break at the beginning of the game. In the 20th minute of the first half, it started by digging into the left side of the penalty area and attempting a ground ball cross. Although he was caught by the opposing goalkeeper, Lee Jae-sung’s sharp attacking attempt was enough to ignite Mainz’s offensive power.

In the end, Mainz’ forward pressure worked, and Lee Jae-sung’s header was scored following Dacosta’s right cross. Lee Jae-sung’s first winning goal allowed Mainz to lead the game comfortably, and they were able to score 3 goals only in the second half. Lee Jae-sung’s decisive kill pass, which helped Azorc’s German Bundesliga debut goal, also came from this process.

Whoscored.com, a soccer statistics site, gave Lee Jae-sung a rating of 8.1, the second highest after Azork (8.2). Lee Jae-sung’s performance was enough to be selected for Man of the Match, but he was slightly pushed back in the ratings. However, while playing only about three-quarters of the entire game, he showed the same amount of activity as other players played full-time, injecting strength into Mainz’s offensive power. The difference Lee Jae-sung showed played a decisive role in Mainz’s victory.

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