Daegu FC has secured a foothold to rise to the top by winning 2 consecutive wins.
Daegu won 1-0 in an away game against Daejeon Hana Citizen, the ‘promoted team’, in the 14th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 20th, with Ko Jae-hyun’s winning goal in extra time in the first half.
As a result, Daegu, which recorded 3 matches undefeated (2 wins, 1 draw), including 2 consecutive wins, kept the 6th place. However, by adding 3 points to 20 points (5 wins, 5 draws, 4 losses), the gap with the 5th place match (21 points) was reduced to 1 point.
Above all, Daegu showed off its natural enemy by going undefeated in 7 matches (6 wins, 1 draw) against Daejeon, including the match that day. Daegu has not lost against Daejeon since losing 0-1 in the K-League 2 stage in August 2014. Daegu also beat Daejeon 1-0 in their home game on April 22, which was their first match this season.
On the other hand, Daejeon fell into a two-game losing streak following the last match against Pohang. They maintained their 5th place, but stayed at 21 points (6 wins, 3 draws, 5 losses), putting a brake on the pursuit of 4th place Pohang Steelers (23 points). More than anything, it is regrettable that they are showing weakness against Daegu.
In Daejeon, the home team led by coach Lee Min-seong, Jeon Byeong-gwan and Lee Hyun-sik stood on the offensive line, and Gong Min-hyeon, Joo Se-jong, and Lee Jin-hyun were placed in midfield. Seo Young-jae and Oh Jae-seok played as wingbacks on both sides, while Anton, Lim Eun-soo, and Cho Yoo-min formed the back 3 defense. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Lee Chang-geun.
In Daegu, directed by Choi Won-kwon, Kim Yeong-joon and Ko Jae-hyeon went to the front, and Sejing-ya supported the second line. Park Se-jin and Lee Jin-yong occupied the midfield, while Hong-cheol and Hwang Jae-won played the flanks. Cho Jin-Woo, Hong Jeong-Woon, and Kim Jin-Hyeok were in defense, and Choi Young-Eun was the goalkeeper.
At the beginning of the match, Daejeon was driven. Jeon Byeong-gwan, Lee Jin-hyeon, Joo Se-jong and Kim Min-deok actively attempted shooting between the Daegu defense and tried to seize the initiative. Daejeon faced an unexpected variable when Cho Yoo-min was replaced due to an injury in the 11th minute of the first half.
The opening goal was for Daegu. In the 2nd minute of extra time in the first half, Ko Jae-hyeon’s left foot exploded. Hwang Jae-won, who broke through the right side, raised a cross, which bounced in front of Hwang Jae-won and passed to Ko Jae-hyun, who was in the box. Ko Jae-hyun calmly finished with a left-footed shot in front of a defender. Ko Jae-hyun scored his 5th goal of the season. Two goals in a row following the last match against Gwangju. Hwang Jae-won posted his first assist.
In the second half, Daejeon, with Yoo Kang-hyeon and Martha, attacked vigorously to score a comeback goal. In the 16th minute of the second half, Joo Se-jong’s threatening free kick made a threatening scene.
In Daejeon, in the 30th minute of the second half, Lee Jin-hyun’s free kick shot was blocked by the goalkeeper. The cross, which Lee Jin-hyun sharply kicked with his left foot, aimed at the heads of his teammates, but it fell in front of the goal and headed for the corner of the goal. However, Choi Young-eun missed the chance to tie the game by reflexively hitting the ball 토토사이트.
Daegu’s occasional counterattack was scary. In the 25th minute of the second half, Baselus fired a shot slightly over Lee Chang-geun’s height. This shot hit the post and left an extra goal. In the 40th minute of the second half, Ko Jae-hyun’s right-footed shot after running alone was also sharp.
Daejeon continued to threaten Daegu’s defense, centered on Joo Se-jong and Lee Jin-hyeon. Six more minutes of extra time were given, but they failed to score an equalizer. Moreover, Daejeon completely lost the chance to chase as Ju Se-jong made a dangerous tackle toward Serato and was sent off due to accumulated warnings.