Ulsan Hyundai beat the “rival” Pohang Steelers to win five consecutive league titles.
Ulsan beat Pohang 1-0 in the 21st round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 away match held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 8th. Ulsan (53 points), which has won five consecutive games, widened the gap with Pohang (37 points), the second place.
On this day, Ulsan was far behind in the number of shots (13-2). It also gave up its market share to Pohang, but it took advantage of its profit. He laughed in the East Coast Derby for the first time in a year and four months since March last year. Considering the away match against Pohang, it is the first victory in a year and 10 months. Ulsan also has a clear advantage in the competition for the championship.
From the beginning of the first half, Pohang pushed Ulsan hard. Pohang, which opened the door with Park Seung-wook’s shot, swallowed its 오래된토토사이트 disappointment by blocking Kim In-sung’s shot in the 6th minute of the first half. Ulsan, which was pushed back from the momentum, did not miss a “one shot.” In the 23rd minute of the first half, Joo Min-kyu, who was at the gate, connected Seol Young-woo’s strong cross from the left side with a one-touch shot to open the goal. Joo Min-kyu’s 11th goal this season.
Pohang launched an onslaught to score an equalizer. However, he failed to overcome Ulsan goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Ko Young-joon’s shot in an open chance was caught by Cho Hyun-woo, and in the 39th minute of the first half, Cho Hyun-woo blocked Kim Joon-ho’s free kick into the net.
Even in the second half, Pohang’s fierce momentum did not subside. Baek Sung-dong aimed for Ulsan’s goal several times, but it ended in nothing. The “goal luck” was not particularly followed. Zecca’s header hit the crossbar, and Grant’s mid-range shot in the 16th minute of the second half also hit the defender and hit the crossbar. Pohang failed to open the Ulsan goal in the end.
Suwon FC and Incheon United couldn’t decide the winner. The home team Suwon FC broke the balance of zero in eight minutes after the start of the game. Yoon Bit-garam’s free kick from the right area of the penalty box headed to the right corner of the goal. The goalkeeper touched it, but it was sucked into the net.
The glossy garam fluttered. In the 32nd minute of the first half, a right-footed shot that momentarily beat two defenders inside the penalty box shook the corner of the net. Incheon saved the spark of chase with Chun Sung-hoon’s header in the 41st minute of the first half. In the first minute of the second half, Suwon FC defender Hugo Gomes scored an own goal. Since then, no team has been able to score a goal.
There is no change in ranking. Incheon (24 points) ranked ninth and Suwon FC (20 points) ranked 10th.
Jeonbuk Hyundai beat FC Seoul 2-1 at home. Cho Kyu-sung and Hafa Silva scored consecutive goals to lead the victory.
The main character who broke the tense zero balance was Cho Kyu-sung. Cho Kyu-sung shook the Seoul goal net in the 21st minute of the second half by putting his left foot on a cross posted by Lee Dong-joon from the right side. In the 30th minute of the second half, Harpa Silva scored a header and took a two-point lead. Just before the end of the game, Seoul had to be satisfied with Na Sang-ho’s penalty kick goal.
It was a farewell exhibition for Cho Kyu-sung. Cho Kyu-sung, who was trying to advance to Europe, is reportedly about to transfer to Mitwillan (Denmark). After the match against Seoul, I greeted home fans. He scored in the last game he played in Jeonbuk uniform and presented a victory.