Jeju United escaped from the shock of defeat in Jeonbuk Hyundai with a 4-game winning streak by defeating Gwangju FC, the promotion team of the storm.
Jeju won 1-0 in the 9th round of the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 away match against Gwangju held at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 26th at 7pm. With this, he ran 4 consecutive away wins, including the FA Cup, and took a step closer to the mid-table by taking 3 league wins. In addition, he achieved 500 wins in the K-League career. Gwangju’s home unbeaten streak has stopped at five games.
Jeju coach Nam Ki-il won by decision against coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who had been with the team for a long time as a coach.
The home team, Gwangju, came out with the best 4-4-2. Lee Hee-gyun and Sandro were the two tops, and Umji-seong and Asani spread on the side. In midfield, Lee Soon-min and Jung Ho-yeon paired up. Lee Min-ki, Ahn Young-kyu, Timo, and Doo Hyun-seok were responsible for the four-back defense, and Kim Kyung-min was responsible for the goal.
The away team, Jeju, faced off with a score of 3-4-3. Kim Dae-hwan, Ji Sang-wook, and Hayes took the lead in three-top play, while Lee Chang-min and Koo Ja-cheol played in the midfield. Ahn Hyun-beom and Ahn Tae-hyun came out on both sides. Kim O-gyu, Kim Joo-won, and Kim Bong-soo lined up the three-back, and Kim Dong-jun guarded the goal.
Jeju opened fire first. Koo Ja-cheol’s right-footed mid-range shot missed in the 6th minute of the first half.
After that, Gwangju took the lead in the first half. In the 9th minute of the first half, Um Ji-seong’s left-footed mid-range shot missed, and in the 11th minute, Asani’s left-footed mid-range shot was saved by Kim Dong-jun.
In the 11th minute of the first half, Jeju made a change early by excluding Ji Sang-wook and Kim Dae-hwan, who were U-22 resources, and putting in Seo Jin-soo and Kim Ju-gong.
Nevertheless, Gwangju continued to threaten Jeju. In the 16th minute of the first half, Lee Soon-min’s right-footed in-front mid-range shot went high. The mid-range shot Lee Soon-min tried again in the 32nd minute was also far from the goal.
Gwangju took a decisive opportunity right before the end of the first half. A left-footed mid-range shot by Uhm Ji-seong in the 2nd minute of extra time in the first half was blocked by Kim Dong-jun. In the ensuing corner kick, Asani’s surprise shot could not escape Kim Dong-jun’s hands.
In the second half, both teams fought fiercely. Jeju threatened Seo Jin-soo with a right-footed mid-range shot in the 7th minute of the second half, but Kim Kyung-min embraced them. Gwangju responded with Sandro’s shot in the 12th minute of the second half.
Gwangju put in Lee Kang-hyeon in the 15th minute of the second half and made a change to raise Uhm-seong aggressively. In the 21st minute of the second half, from a free kick opportunity, Timo’s header was caught in Kim Dong-jun’s hand.
The tight battle broke in the 31st minute of the second half. Seo Jin-soo connected Hays’ cross from the left with a header, but Kim Kyung-min made a save. He pushed the ball that came out again.
Gwangju, who allowed a goal, put Aaron, Heo Yul, Lee Kun-hee, and Kim Han-gil at the same time in the 37th minute of the second half to win.
Gwangju pushed for an equalizer. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Huh Yul’s left-footed mid-range shot went over the crossbar.먹튀검증
Jeju excluded Koo Ja-cheol and put in Yuri Jonatan to solidify and aim for an additional goal. Gwangju took the opportunity to equalize with Doo Hyun-seok and Lee Kun-hee’s consecutive shots in the second minute of extra time. However, it was blocked by Kim Dong-jun’s consecutive saves. Jeju defended Gwangju’s offensive well in the remaining time and secured a 1-0 victory.