Daejeon Hana Citizen laughed at the return of ‘Soccer Capital Derby’.
Daejeon defeated Suwon Samsung 3-1 in the 4th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 19th with Lee Jin-hyeon, Byun Jun-su and Kim Min-deok’s consecutive goals. Daejeon, the ‘promoted team’, jumped to 3rd place with 8 points (2 wins, 2 draws) after running an undefeated streak in 4 matches after the opening. Suwon fell to the bottom with 1 draw and 3 losses.
It was the ‘Soccer Capital Derby’ held in the league for the first time in 8 years. Daejeon, the “special city of football,” and Suwon, the “soccer capital,” were known rivals. At the time, Suwon was ‘Real Suwon’ and Daejeon was ‘Hungry Citizen’s Team’, so the gap was quite large, but there were many nerve wars. Incidents of violence against supporters were also unremarkable. After the last confrontation in August 2015, ‘Soccer Capital Derby’, which disappeared from the K-League, was revived with the promotion of Daejeon. In Daejeon, about 1,000 fans, including 6 expedition buses, went out to support the expedition.
Suwon coach Lee Byeong-geun, who was a player at the time, said, “I have a lot of emotions. To be honest, we won a lot back then, but I think it would be nice if we developed into rivals again.” Director Lee Min-seong said, “There was a rivalry with Suwon, but now it is important to win.” Daejeon’s key midfielder Lee Jin-hyeon also said, “I was well aware of the rivalry and prepared.” 스포츠토토
The difference was great. Daejeon faced Suwon with tenacious pressure. They pushed hard from the front, which led to the result. Daejeon took the lead in the 16th minute of the second half with Lee Jin-hyun’s fantastic kick, but 6 minutes later, substitute Akosti equalized. However, in the 44th minute of the second half, Junsu Byun and Mindeok Kim in the 47th minute scored consecutive goals, laughing at the rivalry that unfolded after 8 years. Suwon supporters, angry at the sluggish performance, booed Suwon’s attack and applauded Daejeon’s attack.
The face of the command towers of both teams also changed after winning the rivalry. Head coach Lee Min-seong smiled and said, “I’m happy to win the difficult match against Suwon and our rivals,” while coach Lee Byeong-geun lowered his head, saying, “I don’t know what to say.”