Gyeongnam FC overcame the Chungnam Asan FC jinx to keep its K League 2 title hopes alive.
Gyeongnam won the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 away match against Chungnam Asan 1-0 at 7 p.m. at Yi Sunshin Sports Complex. The win snapped a three-game winless streak (one draw and two losses) and moved them to third place with 45 points. Chungnam Asan suffered their second straight defeat.
The home team lined up in a 3-4-3. Hafael-Aponza-Kang Joon-hyuk led the front three, while Kim Joo-sung, Park Se-jik, Kim Kang-kook, and Kang Joon-hyuk played in the flanks and midfield. The back four was Cho Yoon-seong, Lee Jae-sung, and Ho-in, with Moon Hyun-ho in goal.
The away team, Gyeongnam, lined up in a 4-4-2. Won Ki-jong and Lee Jong-un were paired up top, while Park Min-seo, Lee Kwang-jin, Song Hong-min, and Seol Hyun-jin played in the flanks and midfield. In the back, Lee Min-gi, Park Jae-hwan, Lee Chan-wook, and Woo Woo-sung defended, with Go Dong-min in front of the goal.
Gyeongnam led the game from the start. Won Ki-jong received a cross from a free-kick opportunity in the 13th minute, but his shot went high.
Gyeongnam capitalized on a set piece opportunity and scored the first goal. Lee Chan-wook finished off a cross from Lee Kwang-jin on a corner kick in the 18th minute. 바카라
Chungnam Asan fought back after the goal. Lee Ho-in converted a pass from Kang Joon-hyuk into a right-footed mid-range shot in the 23rd minute, but Ko Dong-min made the save.
Chungnam Asan made a change to their offense in the 31st minute by removing Kim Joo-sung and introducing Kim Sung-joo. Kim Sung-joo struck with a left-footed mid-range shot just before the end of the first half, but it was deflected by the defense.
Both teams pulled out their substitutions at the start of the second half. Chungnam Asan brought on Lee Hak-min and Gyeongnam brought on Lee Min-ki.
Chungnam Asan’s substitutions seemed to pay off, as Lee Hak-min won a free kick two minutes into the second half, and the kicker, Kim Sung-joo, had his left-footed shot blocked by the defense.
After that, Gyeongnam’s offense was fierce. Park Min-seo had chances in the fifth and sixth minutes of the second half, but he missed the target. In the 12th minute of the second half, Uhm Woo-sung’s surprise right-footed mid-range shot was caught in front of Moon Hyun-ho.
Chungnam Asan brought on Duarte, Ji Eon-hak, and Kim Hye-sung in the 14th minute of the second half as the game remained unresolved. Ji Eon-hak headed in a free kick from Duarte from the left side in the 25th minute, but he was unable to find the back of the net.
Desperate for an equalizer, Chungnam Asan continued to attack aggressively, but their finishing passes were not precise. Gyeongnam put Castro, Mo Jae-hyun, and Gleason on the offensive to put pressure on Chungnam Asan. In the end, it was a victory for Gyeongnam, who extended their lead.