If Daejeon Hana wins the Daegu FC expedition, it can rise to second place in the league.
Daejeon will play the 8th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ with Daegu at 4:30 pm on the 22nd at DGB Daegu Bank Park. Currently, Daejeon is in 3rd place (14 points) with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 7 matches. It is next to Ulsan Hyundai (18 points) in first place and Pohang Steelers (15 points) in second place.
Daejeon brought a victory that would shake the K-League 1 game in the last round. Ulsan, who was the ‘defending champion’ and was on a 6-game winning streak after the opening, was called home. It was a formidable opponent, but the Daejeon players showed tremendous potential.토토사이트
As soon as the kick-off whistle blew to announce the start of the game, Daejeon put a lot of pressure on Ulsan. The opening goal was scored in the 9th minute of the first half. Lee Hyun-shik and Thiago harassed the Ulsan defense, and the ball flowed to Lee Jin-hyun. Lee Jin-hyun immediately shook the net with a fantastic left-footed kick.
It didn’t end here. In the match against the tide, right before the end of the first half when the score was balanced 1-1, Lee Hyun-sik even scored an additional goal with an elaborate shot. Daejeon maintained its concentration until the end. At the end of the second half, Ulsan launched an offensive, but thanks to a fantastic save show by goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun, the ‘guardian of Daejeon’, they won 2-1.
Daejeon is showing a blast from the promoted team at the beginning of the season. Daejeon, which climbed to the top by running an undefeated march in 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws) after the opening, created a surprise by capturing Ulsan in first place. The victory on this day washed away the regret of the 3-5 defeat against Suwon FC, and at the same time continued the undefeated record (7 wins, 3 draws) of 10 home matches that continued from last season.
The next opponent is Daegu. Daegu has not won in the last 3 league games (1 draw, 2 losses) and has allowed 12 runs in 7 games since the opening. On the other hand, Daejeon ranks first in the K-League 1 with 16 points in 7 games. With strong attack power, they face Daegu, which they meet for the first time in 7 years.
Daejeon won their last match against Daegu in August 2014. Based on the confidence regained by the victory over Ulsan, he is determined to win Daegu for the first time in nine years. On the same day, 1st place Ulsan and 2nd place Pohang will also face off. The difference between Daejeon and Pohang is only 1 point. If Daegu wins and Pohang draws or loses, Daejeon can rise to second place.
The most noteworthy player is Lee Jin-hyun. Before joining Daejeon, Lee Jin-hyun played in 58 K-League 1 matches, scoring 7 goals and 3 assists. Lee Jin-hyun, who joined Daejeon ahead of the 2021 season, has established himself as a key midfielder. In particular, he played an active part in the promotion by recording 6 goals and 5 assists in 29 games, including the K-League promotion playoff against Sangmu Kim last season.
Above all, it is highly useful in set-piece situations. His recent condition is also at its peak. Lee Jin-hyun scored 2 goals and 4 assists in 7 K-League 1 games, and is tied for first place in the league in assists and attack points. In the last game against Ulsan, he scored the opening goal with a fantastic shot and was selected as the best player in the 7th round of the K-League 1.
Daejeon coach Lee Min-seong said ahead of the Daegu expedition, “We are facing two consecutive away matches against Daegu and Jeonbuk. He has to sew the first button well. I will prepare well so that I can continue the momentum to Jeonbuk through good results against Daegu.”