‘Gangdaegang’ Gangwon, destroys Jeonbuk-do… Will they escape the relegation zone?

‘Gangdaegang’ Gangwon, destroys Jeonbuk-do… Will they escape the relegation zone?

Last-place Gangwon FC won against powerhouse Jeonbuk Hyundai and captured Jeonju Castle.

Gangwon FC won 3-1 in the 30th round away game of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ against Jeonbuk held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 2 pm on the 16th. As a result, Gangwon, who added 3 points, recorded 24 points and moved out of the bottom, beating Suwon Samsung (22 points). Jeonbuk remained in 5th place with 43 points.

On this day, Gangwon

메이저사이트 used a 4-4-2 formation. Foreign strikers Yago and Gabriel were placed in the top two, and Kim Dae-won, Seo Min-woo, Hankook Young, and Gallego were placed in midfield. The defense consisted of Ryu Gwang-hyun, Kim Young-bin, Ji-sol Lee, and Ji-hoon Kang, and the goal was guarded by Sang-hoon Yoo.

Jeonbuk Province also used a 4-4-2 formation. Jun Amano, Gustavo, top two, Kyo-won Han, Jae-moon Ryu, Boateng, and Dong-jun Lee took charge of the midfield. The back four consisted of Kim Jin-su, Hong Jeong-ho, Jeong Tae-wook, and Choi Cheol-soon, and the goalkeeper gloves were worn by Jeong Min-gi.

It was an underwater battle held in heavy rain. The balance weight broke 3 minutes after it started. Han Kyo-won, who penetrated into the left penalty box, was tripped by Lee Ji-sol’s tackle. Gustavo, who took the penalty kick in the 5th minute of the first half, successfully scored, giving Jeonbuk a 1-0 lead.

However, the away team and underdog Gangwon’s counterattack was formidable. He attempted 13 shots in the first half alone, harassing the Jeonbuk defense. It was around the 45th minute of the first half that Gangwon’s attack, led by two foreign attackers and Kim Dae-won, paid off. Gabriel, who received a pass from Seo Min-woo, pinned down goalkeeper Jeong Min-ki with a curling shot with his right foot.

Gangwon’s momentum did not stop there. A goal was scored during a counterattack in the 47th minute of the first half, which went into extra time. Yago thrust a pass toward Gallego, who was penetrating, and Gallego hit the net with a right-footed shot.

Jeonbuk, which allowed a 1-2 comeback, made a game-winning move as soon as the second half started, replacing Choi Cheol-soon, Ryu Jae-moon, and Lee Dong-jun with Koo Ja-ryong, Ahn Hyun-beom, and Moon Seon-min. In the 10th minute of the second half, Moon Seon-min made an aggressive left-footed shot, but it missed the goal slightly. In the 19th minute, Gustavo’s shot following Moon Seon-min’s cutback was blocked by the goalkeeper.

As we entered the middle of the second half, the rain became heavier, making dribbling and passing impossible. Gangwon, ahead by one goal, focused on defense and faced Jeonbuk’s offensive. In particular, coach Yoon Jeong-hwan’s decision to use long pass tactics in heavy rain was spot on. In the 30th minute of the second half, Kim Dae-won, who received a long cross from Seo Min-woo, scored the key goal with a powerful shot.

Accordingly, Jeonbuk replaced Boateng and Han Kyo-won with Lee Soo-bin and Lee Jun-ho. Gangwon also brought in Hankook Young and Kim Dae-won, as well as Jo Hyun-tae and Hwang Moon-ki, and added resources with good defensive skills.

A good opportunity came to Jeonbuk in the 42nd minute of the second half. A penalty kick was declared due to Ryu Kwang-hyun’s handball foul. However, the decision was overturned after video review showed that Gustavo was in an offside position. Gangwon held on well for 7 minutes of extra time in the second half and won.

Opportunity to avoid relegation

Gangwon had a successful year last season, finishing in 6th place, the club’s highest ever score. However, in the third year of coach Choi Yong-soo’s reign, the team fell to the relegation zone due to a sharp decline in performance at the beginning of this season. In the end, the Gangwon club appointed coach Yoon Jeong-hwan instead of Choi Yong-soo and threw an unconventional striker to put out the urgent fire.

Coach Yoon Jeong-hwan, who took office as Gangwon head coach in mid-June, produced a surprise victory in the game against K-League 1 leader Ulsan on the 12th of last month. Gangwon, which showed promise by recording its first win, performed well by drawing with second-place Pohang. In the league match that resumed after the international break, they met the powerhouse Jeonbuk.

Gangwon showed a much better performance than Jeonbuk, leading in the number of shots fired by 18-12. Among the three foreign attackers, Gabriel and Gallego each scored one goal, and Daewon Kim also added one goal, contributing to the team’s victory.

Above all, Gangwon is emerging as a strong team killer. Following the away win in Jeonbuk in the 10th round, Jeonju Castle was captured again. They are showing a strong side against strong teams by not losing even against Ulsan and Pohang. Thanks to this, Gangwon escaped from last place.

If they finish in last place, they will be relegated to the second division, but there is a possibility that 10th and 11th places will remain through promotion playoffs with K League 2 teams. Due to the large gap with 9th place Jeju, the possibility of direct retention is slim. So, it is a realistic goal for Gangwon to at least aim for a promotion playoff spot.

On the other hand, Jeonbuk fell into the worst crisis. Coach Kim Sang-sik stepped down and Romanian coach Dan Petrescu took over, but they still have to worry about advancing to Final A. As they were defeated by last-place Gangwon, their undefeated record of 9 home games since May 23 came to an end.

In addition, since the draw against Suwon Samsung on August 12, there has been no win with 3 draws and 2 losses in 5 games. They have the same points as 6th place Incheon, and the point difference with 7th place Daeg

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