Professional soccer’s K League 2 Seongnam FC lost to Cheonan City, leaving its promotion to K League 1 to another day.
Seongnam lost 1-3 in the 36th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 at Cheonan Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on April 21. With the loss, Seongnam failed to finish in the top five, which would have given them promotion regardless of their remaining schedule results.
Needing a win, Seongnam went on the offensive and Cheonan capitalized on it.
It was the home team that took the lead after a hard-fought match. Paulinho scored in the 45th minute, assisted by Jung Seok-hwa.
Cheonan widened the gap in the second half. In the 10th minute of the second half, Jung Seok-hwa and Paulinho teamed up again to make it 2-0.굿모닝토토
Seongnam, in need of an equalizer, was given a red card. In the 13th minute of the second half, striker Lee Jong-ho used his elbow in a contest with an opponent. The referee ordered the player to be sent off after reviewing the video assistant referee (VAR).
With the numerical advantage, Cheonan extended the gap between the two teams to three goals in the 32nd minute with a goal from Motta. Paulinho, who was on a two-goal tally, was not greedy and passed to Motta, who was in a more perfect position, to add another assist.
[SEOUL, South Korea] The Cheonan City team in the K League 2 (Photo courtesy of the Korea Professional Football Association) *Resale and DB prohibited
Just like in Cheonan’s first win in the K League 2, against Seongnam in Round 23, Paulinho was the star of the show with two goals and an assist.
Seongnam pulled within 1-3 with a late goal from Yang Tae-yang in the 39th minute, but were outnumbered and ran out of time and had to settle for a point.
With the loss, Seongnam’s chances of promotion to the K League 2 will have to wait until next season. With the win, Cheonan moved ahead of Ansan Greeners, who have played one game less.
[SEOUL, South Korea] Kim Honam of Bucheon FC 1995 and Baek Dong-gyu of FC Anyang in professional soccer’s K League 2. (Photo courtesy of the Korea Football Association) *Resale and DB prohibited
At 4 p.m., Bucheon FC 1995 and FC Anyang faced off at Bucheon Sports Complex.
With Bucheon hoping to finish higher in the standings and qualify for the promotion playoffs, and Anyang hoping to improve their chances of a dramatic end-of-season promotion, the game was hot from the start.
The visitors quickly scored the first goal. In the first minute, Ahn Yong-woo, assisted by Yago, rattled the Bucheon goal.
Looking for an equalizer, Bucheon equalized in the 13th minute of the second half. From a free-kick opportunity on the left side of the Anyang box, Kaz sent in a cross. Nilsson Jr. finished with a high header over the keeper.
From there, both teams struggled to find the winner, but no goals were scored and the match ended with the teams sharing a point.
[SEOUL, South Korea] Kim Chan of Busan I-Park in the K League 2. (Photo courtesy of the Korea Professional Football Association) *Resale and DB prohibited
In the next match at 6:30 p.m. against Chungnam Asan FC, Busan I-Park secured an away win to consolidate their first place finish.
Busan had good chances from the start but were unlucky not to capitalize. In the first minute, Ramas’ left-footed shot deflected off the Chungnam Asan defense and hit the post.
Busan scored right away. In the fifth minute, Choi Jun’s pass from the back was met by Kim Jung-hwan, who scored with a right-footed curling shot from inside the penalty box to break the tie.
In the 14th minute, Chungnam Asan equalized. Park Dae-hoon took the ball inside the penalty box and overcame the opponent’s pressure to shoot. The ball bounced off the defense and deflected like a roving shot, shaking the Busan goal.
After the ensuing offensive battle, Busan took the lead again. In the eighth minute of the second half, Kim Chan calmly finished in a chaotic situation inside the penalty box. With the lead, the away team continued to dominate until the end of the game and added three points.