Gyeongnam broke a four-match winless streak with a victory over Chungnam Asan.
Gyeongnam FC, led by head coach Seol Ki-hyun, won 1-0 against Chungnam Asan FC in the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Yi Sunshin Sports Complex at 7 p.m. on Monday. On a set piece in the 18th minute, Lee Chan-wook received a corner kick from Lee Kwang-jin and rattled the net with a header.
Gyeongnam pushed Chungnam Asan hard from the start with a superior offensive line. Penetrating hash aimed at the backline followed. Won Ki-jong and Lee Jong-un, who played as a duo, penetrated.
In the 16th minute of the first half, Lee Jong-un penetrated down the flank, but Kang Joon-hyuk showed his concentration and stole the ball with a good tackle.
The first goal belonged to Gyeongnam. In the 18th minute, Lee Chan-wook headed in a precisely placed cross from a Gyeongnam corner kick. The ball bounced in front of goalkeeper Moon Hyun-ho, and although the goalkeeper got a hand on it, he couldn’t stop it from rattling the net. It was the debut goal for Lee Chan-wook, who made his K League debut last season.
Chungnam Asan also had a good chance. In the 23rd minute, Park Se-jik made a great change of direction pass to Kang Jun-hyuk in the left half space. The ball was immediately played into the center of the box, where Lee Ho-in connected with a strong mid-range shot. It was saved by the goalkeeper.
Chungnam Asan made a quick substitution. In the 31st minute, Kim Joo-sung was taken off and Kim Sung-joo was introduced.
While Gyeongnam was unable to move forward, Chungnam Asan switched to offense. In the 40th minute, a sharp cross from the left flank by Kim Sung-joo was headed into the penalty box. Afonza couldn’t get a touch on it and the goalkeeper made the save.
At the start of the second half, both teams made changes. Chungnam Asan removed Kang Joon-hyuk and introduced Lee Hak-min, while Gyeongnam removed Lee Min-ki and introduced Park Min-seo (No. 21).
Gyeongnam had a crucial chance in the fifth minute of the second half. No. 15 received a pass from the right flank and sent a sharp cross past Won Ki-jong and into the path of Park Min-seo (No. 77), who was charging in from the left. He got a foot on it, but it went wide.
Park Min-seo had another chance. In the sixth minute of the second half, during a Gyeongnam counterattack, Lee Kwang-jin drove the ball from the center and passed to Park Min-seo on the left flank. A left-footed shot followed, but it went wide.
Gyeongnam introduced Lee Kang-hee in the 12th minute of the second half and took out Lee Chan-wook. In response, Chungnam Asan substituted three players at once in the 15th minute of the second half. Duarte, Ji Eon-hak, and Kim Hye-sung came on and Afonza, Hafael, and Kang Min-kyu came off.
A lull ensued with no significant chances to threaten either goal. Gyeongnam took off Castro and Mo Jae-hyun in the 26th minute and added Lee Kwang-jin and Seol Hyun-jin. 바카라사이트
Chungnam Asan capitalized on the physical advantage of their substitutes and put Gyeongnam under intense pressure from the front. At the same time, the two forward strikers moved to attack the opponent’s backline at any time. However, their finishing was a bit lacking. There weren’t many active shot attempts near the opponent’s penalty box.
Gyeongnam often looked like there was a mismatch between the defense and the goalkeeper in their defensive zone, but they had to wipe their chests on several occasions that didn’t result in goals.
In the end, Gyeongnam held on to one well-crafted goal and took the three points. 12 wins, 9 draws, 6 losses