‘Lee Chang-min enlisted home farewell game’ Jeju tops 7th straight unbeaten 2nd place…4th place Pohang falls to Gwangju

June 3, 2023 0 Comments

Even the top teams failed to secure a win as leaders Ulsan Hyundai were held.

Jeju United held Gangwon FC to a hard-fought 2-2 draw in the 16th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 on Wednesday at their home ground Jeju World Cup Stadium. Despite not securing a win, Jeju remained unbeaten in eight matches and moved up one place to second place with eight wins, four draws and four defeats and 28 points.

The game was a home farewell for Jeju’s Lee Chang-min, who is set to enlist in the army. Lee will enlist on the 12th of this month and perform his military service as a social service worker for Geoje Citizens Football Club in the K4 League. Lee played 203 games for Jeju, leading them to the 2017 K League 1 runners-up spot and the 2020 K League 2 title.메이저사이트

Alongside Lee Chang-min, Jeju fielded Yuri Jonatan, Kim Dae-hwan and Jonatan Ling, but it was the visitors who opened the scoring. In the 38th minute of the first half, Kim Dae-won, who was on the doorstep, curled a ground ball cross from the right wing inside his right foot to beat Kisun.

In the second half, Jeju turned the game on its head. In the opening minutes, Hayes’ mid-range shot was deflected in for the equaliser. Five minutes later, in the sixth minute of the second half, Kang Won’s backpass was deflected in by Yuri Jonatan to make it 2-1. Yuri Jonatan shared a salute ceremony with Lee Chang-min as if to honour his farewell.

Gangwon did not go down easily. In the 36th minute, Kim Jin-ho drove into the box and sent a cross into the box that Park Sang-hyuk headed home to make it 2-2.

Gwangju FC came from behind to win 4-2 against Pohang Steelers at the Gwangju Football Stadium. Pohang, who could have been in contention for second place as the top teams faltered, started brightly with Zeca opening the scoring in the 11th minute.

However, Gwangju had the better offensive explosion. After Aubertan’s own goal in the 26th minute equalised the score, Gwangju took the lead in the 10th minute of the second half through Doo Hyun-seok’s left-footed mid-range shot. Gwangju gained momentum and made it 3-1 in the second half through Um Ji-sung in the 19th minute.

Pohang pulled a goal back with a header from Lee Ho-jae in the 29th minute, but conceded a late goal from Ahn Young-gyu in the 36th minute to remain in fourth place. Gwangju, on the other hand, remained unbeaten in the league for the second consecutive season and moved up to sixth.

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