Cho Kyu-sung and Se Jing-ya will look to score for Jeonbuk Hyundai and Daegu FC.
Jeonbuk Hyundai and Daegu FC will go head-to-head in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 on Sunday at Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Jeonbuk is in eighth place with 21 points from six wins, three draws and seven losses, while Daegu is in fifth place with 24 points from six wins, six draws and four losses.
Jeonbuk is coming off a 2-0 victory over Ulsan Hyundai, who continue to lead the K League 1 table, in the last round.
Jeonbuk, a relatively weak team, hunkered down against Ulsan. However, the introduction of Cho Kyu-sung and Amano Jun changed the atmosphere. In particular, in the 38th minute of the second half, Jeonbuk rattled the net with a header from a cross by Amano Jun, who was in front of the goal. Jeonbuk then took advantage of Ulsan’s urgency to drive a wedge. In the second half, Jeonbuk had a chance to counterattack in stoppage time, and Moon Sun-min scored the winning goal after receiving a pass from Song Min-kyu. In the end, Jeonbuk won 2-0 against Ulsan.
Having recently won the Hyundai Family Derby, one of the most anticipated matches in the K League 1, Jeonbuk was full of confidence. It wasn’t just a rivalry match. With a 41-win, 29-draw, and 40-loss head-to-head record against Ulsan Hyundai, the atmosphere was completely different as they took the lead in K League 1. They had a chance to turn things around and win the game.
Jeonbuk acting head coach Kim Doo-hyun said after the game, “It’s a tough situation, but we definitely need to rebound. I think the result was good in a situation where we need to ride the atmosphere and flow,” he said, adding that he was pleased with the result, “But I don’t want the players to be satisfied because we need to rebound even if the opponent is not Ulsan. The moment you are satisfied, there is a gap. It’s hard to reignite a fire that’s been extinguished. I hope the players realize this and keep the momentum going so that we can win back-to-back games and improve before the new coach arrives,” he said.
Cho Kyu-sung earned his place in the 토토사이트 national team with a goal. His aggressive play changed the whole atmosphere of the team. The defense has also gained a lot of momentum from the goalless win against an explosive Ulsan offense, so the mood is different than ever as Jeonbuk hopes to continue their winning streak against Daegu.
Daegu had a thrilling win over Seoul in the last round. In the 14th minute of the first half, Go Jae-hyun caught a ball that Edgar dropped with his head, and after receiving a pass from Go, Sejingya scored with a right-footed shot for the winning goal. With the win, Daegu is now unbeaten in its last five matches with three wins, two draws, and no losses. Daegu also received a huge boost in momentum with the win over Seoul. Not only did they go unbeaten, but they also jumped into the top half of the table, which completely changed the mood of the players.
Daegu tasted victory in their first match against Jeonbuk at home this season. Kim Jin-hyuk and Se Jing-ya scored back-to-back goals to secure the win. Jeonbuk’s form has been improving lately, but they are still determined to win away from home. The team’s will to challenge for victory beyond their unbeaten streak is strong. / firstname.lastname@example.org
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