Gangwon FC, which fell in the bottom ranks, failed to win its first win of the season again. Gwangju FC, which caused the K-League 1 ‘promoted team blast’, won its first draw of the season.
Gwangju and Gangwon won a 0-0 draw in the 8th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 23rd. Gwangju failed to win three games in a row following the FA Cup against Busan (2-1) and the League against Daegu (4-3), but remained undefeated in 3 consecutive games and kept 5th place in the league with 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses (13 points). .
The home team,메이저놀이터 Gwangju, led the game from the first half. In the 9th minute of the first half, left wingback Lee Min-ki scored the first shot with a mid-range shot, and 3 minutes later, centerback Aaron stepped forward and fired a shot, and the defense actively joined the attack. Gwangju continued to aim for Gangwon’s goal with quick counterattacks, but it did not lead to a goal.
Gwangju made a change by introducing Sandro, Jeong Ho-yeon, and Ha Seung-woon in the second half and the beginning. However, Gangwon blocked Gwangju’s counterattack with a strong defensive organization. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Aaron finally shook the Gangwon net with a header, but it was declared offside.
Gwangju had a 64.1% to 35.9% possession rate, 5-to-2 effective shooting, 88.1% to 77.6% pass success rate, and 14-to-9 free kicks, but it was disappointing for Gwangju to score goals. Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo said after the game, “I’m sorry for playing an embarrassing game in front of the fans.” I think I should reflect on myself first,” he said, bowing his head.
Gangwon stayed in 11th place with 4 draws and 4 losses (4 points), and the first win also promised the next one. Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo said, “I was desperate for the first win, but it’s a pity. My head is complicated”, but “the players maintained an amazing concentration for 90 minutes and showed fighting spirit. Midweek matches await. I will recover quickly and achieve my goal.”
Meanwhile, the 100th Super Match between FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung held the previous day was won by Seoul, 3-1. Na Sang-ho scored 4 goals in a row and his 5th goal of the season, tied for first place in scoring, and Hwang Eui-jo scored his first field goal after returning to the K-League. Palosevic’s key goal even exploded and seized the victory. Suwon avoided defeat with Mulich’s comeback goal in the 43rd minute of the second half.
The ‘East Coast Derby’ between Ulsan Hyundai and Pohang Steelers ended in a 2-2 draw with Ulsan Bako’s equalizer at the end of the second half.