Professional soccer’s K League 1 Pohang Steelers and Ulsan Hyundai played to a scoreless draw in the East Coast Derby.
Pohang played Ulsan to a goalless 0-0 draw in the 32nd round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at Pohang Steelyard in North Gyeongsangbuk-do on Tuesday.
The draw extended Pohang’s unbeaten streak to five wins and six draws in its last 11 matches.
They also kept a clean sheet in their last four matches.
However, Pohang, who have failed to win in three matches against Ulsan this season with two draws and one defeat, will have to wait and see.메이저놀이터
With the one additional point, second-place Pohang has 58 points and remains eight points behind first-place Ulsan (66).
Ulsan has now won three, drawn four and lost four of its last 11 matches, including today’s draw.
Pohang Zeca and Ulsan Rubik’s Cube
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Pohang pressed Ulsan with aggressive forward pressure throughout the match, firing nine shots on goal on the day, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Pohang missed a golden opportunity in the 10th minute.
Ulsan’s left defense rushed the ball in the buildup to Pohang’s pressure and eventually lost possession, allowing Pohang’s Oberdan to connect with an unguarded right-footed shot from near the penalty arc.
However, Ulsan goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo skillfully narrowed the angle of the shot and stepped up to make a super save to deny the goal.
In the 31st minute, Zeca found the top corner of the net with a right-footed shot from the right side of the goal area, but the goal was disallowed due to a foul on Ulsan’s Lim Jong-yeon in a contested situation.
With the score tied at 0-0, the game continued in the second half with Ulsan keeping Pohang’s offense at bay.
Ulsan tried to make changes in the second half by introducing Lee Cheong-yong in the 20th minute and Bako in the 32nd minute, but the final goal did not come.
Instead, Pohang tried to rattle the net in the 37th minute when Hong Yun-sang tried to beat Cho Hyun-woo with a right-footed mid-range shot, but it hit the crossbar and hit the ground.
Suwon FC Lopez
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At the Suwon Sports Complex, Suwon FC and FC Seoul played to a 1-1 draw.
Suwon FC, who had just suffered a historic 2-7 defeat at the hands of FC Seoul in Round 22, were looking for redemption but had to settle for a draw.
Suwon FC, who had recently lost two in a row, had gone three games without a win.
They have also drawn one and lost two against Seoul this season.
With 30 points, 10th-ranked Suwon trails ninth-ranked Jeju United (35 points) by five points.
With a win on the day, FC Seoul would have secured at least sixth place and a spot in Final A (1-6) regardless of the outcome of the Round 33 match, but the draw kept the race alive until Round 33.
FC Seoul dropped one spot to fifth place with 47 points.
Seoul’s Ki Sung-yong.
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Suwon FC had conceded a whopping 10 goals in their two games against FC Seoul this season, but on this occasion, they struck first.
As Suwon FC’s Choi Bo-kyung moved to score in the box, Seoul’s Kim Shin-jin pulled him down hard, and the video assistant referee (VAR) awarded a penalty kick.
Lopez, who returned to the K League with Suwon FC in June, stepped up to take the penalty in the 28th minute and placed it neatly into the corner of the net, marking his first goal in four years since November 2019.
Seoul, who had looked ‘super strong’ against Suwon, equalized shortly afterward.
In the 35th minute, Ki Sung-yueng’s low left-footed shot from near the penalty arc deflected off the Suwon FC defense and into the corner of the net for the equalizer.
It was the first time in two years and six months that Ki had found the back of the net since March 2021, after going scoreless last season.
Suwon FC was unable to find the back of the net on the day despite holding a 16-11 advantage in shots, while Seoul held a 57% to 43% advantage in ball possession.
Suwon had the best chance of the match in the seventh minute of the second half when Lee Seung-woo fired a right-footed shot from the penalty area in front of the goal, but it sailed over the bar, while Seoul had the last laugh in the ninth minute when Osmar’s doorstep header went just wide of the left post.
‘Multi-goal’ Daegu’s Go Jae-hyun
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A multi-goal performance from Go Jae-hyun, including one just 17 seconds into the match, helped Daegu FC to a 3-1 win over Jeonbuk Hyundai at Jeonju World Cup Stadium to advance to the Final Four.
Including the win, Daegu has now won four and drawn two of its last six matches.
Daegu, which holds a 2-1 head-to-head advantage against Jeonbuk this season, earned its first win in Jeonju since September 25, 2019.
With three valuable points, Daegu dropped Seoul to fifth place and jumped two spots to fourth (48 points).
Jeonbuk would have moved one step closer to qualifying for Final A with a win, but the loss at home sets up a tough matchup against Seoul in Round 33.
With just one win in their last seven matches, including the loss, Jeonbuk dropped to seventh place (47 points), behind sixth-place Incheon United (46 points), who also won.
Daegu Vassellus scores.
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Daegu opened the scoring just 17 seconds into the match, going through just three players.
Daegu’s Edgar flicked on a long ball from the back and it found Go Jae-hyun in the penalty area in front of the goal, who took one touch with his thigh before turning and firing his right foot into the bottom corner of the net to open the scoring.
Daegu added another goal in the sixth minute of the first half through Vassellus.
The Jeonbuk defense failed to clear the ball properly, and Vassellus found the back of the penalty arc with a right-footed mid-range shot into the corner of the net.
Jeonbuk countered with a goal from Boateng in his K League debut.
Jeonbuk made up for the one-goal deficit in the 24th minute when Boateng stripped the opposing defense and slotted a right-footed mid-range shot into the bottom corner of the net from near the penalty arc in front of the goal.
Daegu, who had only 29 percent of the ball possession in the first half but led the game with solid counterattacks, broke Jeonju with a wedge goal in the 12th minute of the second half.
After Hong Chul’s left-footed free kick hit the post, Go Jae-hyun rushed forward and headed the second ball into the net.
Go’s multi-goal performance helped Daegu make it 3-1 and put an end to Jeonbuk’s late surge.
Jeonbuk controlled the game with nearly 70 percent of the ball possession and pounded Daegu’s goal with 16 shots on goal, but they were unable to find the back of the net.
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At the Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon defeated Suwon Samseong 2-0.
Incheon is unbeaten in its last three matches (two wins, one draw) and has moved up to sixth place in the Final A standings with 47 points.
They have evened their record against Suwon this season with one win, one draw and one loss.
Suwon, on the other hand, was playing its first match since the firing of former head coach Kim Byung-soo and the appointment of acting coach Yeom Ki-hoon, but was unable to break out of its recent five-game losing streak.
With a win, Suwon could have knocked Gangwon FC to the bottom of the table, but the defeat left them stuck in 12th place (22 points).
Incheon opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Park Seung-ho was awarded a penalty kick in the right penalty area by Mugosa, and the ball rattled the net between the armpits of goalkeeper Yang Hyung-mo.
Incheon added a second goal in the 37th minute when Jung Dong-yoon laid a low ball into the box from the left flank and Cheon Sung-hoon slid a right-footed inside kick into the opposite goal.