K League 1 runner-up Pohang wins 4-3 in theater after a nail-biting game

The Pohang Steelers, the second-ranked team in professional soccer’s K League 1, pulled off a dramatic victory over the Daejeon Hana Citizen in a back-and-forth match that saw seven goals traded.

Pohang defeated Daejeon 4-3 in the 27th round of the Hana One Q 텍사스홀덤 K League 2023 at Pohang Steel Yard on Tuesday.

Pohang remained unbeaten in six matches (three wins and three draws) and remained in second place.

They also continued their dominance in the head-to-head with Daejeon, winning 2-1.

Daejeon remained in seventh place (36 points).

Pohang took the lead with back-to-back goals from Zeca in the 41st minute of the first half and the sixth minute of the second half. It was Zeca’s seventh goal of the season, moving him into a tie for ninth place on the team’s scoring list.

Buoyed by the momentum, Pohang added a goal from Kim Seung-dae in the 31st minute of the second half to virtually seal the victory.

However, Daejeon’s onslaught began in the second half.

Thiago scored the game-winner in the 35th minute and completed his hat trick in the 38th minute and eight minutes of stoppage time to tie the game at 3-3 in the 51st minute.

With her 12th goal of the season, Thiago moved into sole possession of first place on the scoring list.

However, the goddess of victory was in Pohang’s favor. Hong Yun-sang, who came on as a substitute in the 35th minute, scored a theater goal with a header in the 53rd minute. It was his debut goal in the K League.

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“I wanted to get a hat trick, I’ll definitely score double digits,” says former goalie Hanam

Jeonnam Dragons striker Hanam was pleased with his multi-goal performance against Gimcheon Sangsang, but said he was disappointed to miss a hat-trick opportunity. He also expressed his desire to score double-digit goals in the 2023 season.

Jeonnam, of which Hanam is a member, won 2-1 against Gimcheon in the 27th round of the 안전카지노사이트 Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Gwangyang Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 20th. Thanks to Hanam’s multi-goal performance in the 17th minute of the first half and the 10th minute of the second half, Jeonnam held Gimcheon to a single goal by Kang Hyun-mook in the 24th minute of the second half to earn three valuable points.

“I was disappointed not to score against Busan I-Park last time,” said Hanam at the post-match press conference, “I told my teammates in the locker room that we lost because our striker couldn’t score a goal. “I told my teammates in the locker room that we lost because our striker didn’t score. I prepared for the game with a positive mindset. With a challenging mindset, we were able to win a hard-fought victory,” he recalled.

When asked about the team’s unwavering performance despite frequent injuries, Hanam said, “We are still dealing with small injuries. But I think all the players have small injuries,” he said, adding, “The coach trusted me to play, so I just want to repay him. I’m just playing with a lot of heart, and I think that’s really important. I’m fighting with my opponent and trying to give my teammates strength, so my performance is following by itself,” he explained.

After scoring his seventh goal of the season against Gimcheon, Hanam said, “I will score double digits. With eleven games left, I want to score double digits,” he said. “I wanted to score a hat trick, and I thought I could do it because there was quite a bit of time left, but it’s hard to score a hat trick here,” he said, adding, “They say it’s hard to score a hat trick once in your life as a soccer player. But I really want to do it,” he added, vowing to do better next time.

“I think I’ve established myself as a starter in Jeonnam thanks to the coach giving me a chance, so I want to live up to expectations in the remaining games. I want to be recognized as a threat to other teams,” said Hanam.

Hanam will face their hometown team FC Anyang in the 28th round on the evening of the 27th at the Anyang Sports Complex. It’s a crucial opportunity for Jeonnam to increase their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. “We just give our all to the team we face every week. If the players are united, victory will come naturally,” said Hanam, who is determined to bring home a win against Anyang with a united front.

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