Professional soccer K-League 1 Ulsan Hyundai beat Suwon Samsung, the lowest place, and took the lead.
Ulsan beat Suwon 3-2 in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 14 away game held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 21st.
Ulsan, who accumulated 37 points with the victory that day, widened the gap with 2nd place Seoul (24 points) to 13 points and ran first.
Ulsan struggled with 2 draws and 3 losses in 5 away games in Suwon after the appointment of manager Hong Myung-bo in 2021, but broke the ‘Suwon Jinx’ that day.
Ulsan won 6 consecutive wins, starting with a victory against Incheon United on the 25th of last month.
Suwon could not get out of last place with 8 points.
Suwon, who won their first win under manager Kim Byung-soo against Gangwon FC in the previous round, failed to win their first consecutive win of the season. The escape from the last place had to be postponed until later.
Ulsan constantly knocked on Suwon’s goal, overwhelming with 66%-34% of ball possession and 7-2 effective shooting throughout the first half.
Ulsan took the lead in the 5th minute of the first half with Seol Yeong-woo’s cross from the right side and Rubikson’s picturesque left-footed volley from the left side of the penalty area to complete the opening goal. It was Rubiksson’s sixth goal of the season.
Suwon immediately accepted it. Three minutes after conceding a goal, Lee Gi-je’s free kick from midfield was balanced by Ahn Byung-joon’s calmly right-footed inside kick from the right side of the goal area toward the opposite goal post.
Taking a blow, Ulsan scored an additional goal after pouring a wave of attacks, with Seol Young-woo’s shooting and Rubikson’s header hitting the post one after another.
In the 40th minute of the first half, Kim Yeong-kwon kicked a thunderbolt-like 25m left-footed mid-range shot toward the upper corner of the goal in front of the penalty area, and the ball was sucked right out of the goalkeeper’s reach.
Kim Young-kwon, who entered the K-League 1 by joining Ulsan last year after playing an active part in the overseas stage, scored his debut goal in his 50th game to give Ulsan a 2-1 half-time lead.
At the start of the second half, Ulsan, which led the game with a high possession, was once again struck by Suwon in a set-piece situation.
In the 16th minute of the second half, Suwon Kim Tae-hwan stumbled on the right side of the penalty area and took a free kick.
Lee Gi-je, who started as the free kick kicker for the first goal, kicked the ball directly into the upper corner of the opposite goal with a strong left-footed shot to tie the score 2-2.
In the 29th minute of the second half, Lee Myung-jae’s left-footed free kick from near the right side of the penalty area hit the crossbar and resulted in three bad luck at the goal.
In the 39th minute of the second half, Ulsan, who was leading the attack, fell when Seol Young-woo tripped over Suwon’s Sang-min Lee, and the referee immediately declared a penalty kick.
Ulsan completed a 3-2 victory with Martin Adam, who started as a penalty kicker, scoring the winning goal in the 40th minute of the second half.
Jeonbuk Hyundai defeated Suwon FC 3-1 at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, their hometown, and continued their 4-game undefeated streak (2 wins, 2 draws) since the acting Kim Doo-hyun system. The ranking also rose two places to 7th (18 points).
Suwon FC, who suffered three consecutive losses, maintained 8th place (15 points).
Jeonbuk striker Cho Gyu-seong was absent due to a calf injury after the A match in March, and started his return match.
Cho Kyu-seong got a free kick in the 7th minute, and kicker Baek Seung-ho opened the goal himself, giving Jeonbuk the lead .
In the 10th minute of the first half, Lee Seung-woo and Lee Kwang-hyuk took out Jung Jae-yoon and Jang Jae-woong, who were under-22 (U-22) resources, and Lee Seung-woo counterattacked with Lee Seung-woo’s first goal of the season in the 3rd minute.
Lee Seung-woo, who made headlines last season with ‘Dance Ceremony’, showed off a new ceremony this day that combines ‘knee sliding’ with front rolling and uppercut.
In the 30th minute of the first half, Baek Seung-ho injured his leg muscles in a contest with opponent Park Joo-ho, so he was replaced by Ryu Jae-moon.
Jeonbuk started the second half and used Song Min-gyu and Moon Seon-min as replacement cards, and Song Min-gyu reciprocated their trust in the 8th minute of the second half.
Song Min-gyu, who came back from the end of last month due to an ankle injury, became the main character of the final goal as a returning gun who finished Kim Moon-hwan’s cutback with his right foot.
In the 38th minute of the second half, Jeonbuk celebrated their victory with Park Jin-seop’s wedge shot.
At Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon, which was at the center of controversy due to the damaged turf, Gangwon and Pohang Steelers drew 0-0.
After 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 games, Pohang is in 4th place with 24 points (19 points). Pohang eliminated the difference in points with second place Seoul (28 points) and third place Jeju (21 points).
Gangwon ended their 3-game losing streak, but stayed in 11th place (11 points) with 4 draws (1 draw, 3 losses).
It was an unfortunate draw for Pohang, who led the game with 11 shots, including 4 shots on target.
Gangwon, the team with the least points in the league (7 goals), did not have any effective shots out of 5 shots.메이저놀이터
Gangwon striker Lee Jeong-hyeop, who had been sidelined with a knee injury since the end of February, took the place of Yang Hyeon-jun in the 40th minute of the second half and made a comeback.