For the first time in a while, Jeonju Castle (Jeonju World Cup Stadium) was infested. The leader’s promise not to stress the fans was kept.
At 7:00 pm on the 21st, the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 14 Jeonbuk Hyundai (hereinafter referred to as Jeonbuk) – Suwon FC kicked off at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium located in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do. The result of the match was 3-1, Jeonbuk’s victory. The home team, Jeonbuk, defeated Suwon FC with a goal scored by Lee Seung-woo in the 14th minute thanks to consecutive goals from Seungho Baek in the 8th minute of the first half, Minkyu Song in the 9th minute of the second half and Jinseop Park in the 40th minute of the second half. With this, Jeonbuk enjoyed a four-game undefeated streak under the acting manager Kim Doo-hyun.
On this day as well, Jeonbuk supporters ‘Mad Green Voice’ shouted, “Get out of Heo Byung-gil!” The ‘Mad Green Voice’ has recently been using the same voice both home and away. It was a voice calling for the resignation of Jeonbuk CEO Heo Byung-gil, who is considered one of the reasons for the club’s sluggish season this season.
Both clubs exchanged goals from the beginning of the match. The first attack was Jeonbuk’s share. In the 7th minute of the first half, Kyu-Sung Cho received a foul in front of Suwon FC’s penalty box. And in the 8th minute of the first half, kicker Baek Seung-ho attempted a shot. The ball extended from Baek Seung-ho was refracted between Suwon FC defender Jackson and Choi Bo-kyung and flowed straight into the goal. It was an unpredictable trajectory that Suwon FC goalkeeper Park Bae-jong could not move.
Three minutes later, Suwon FC also shook the net. The main character was Lee Seung-woo. Lee Seung-woo, who had no goals after the season opened, meticulously finished Suwon FC’s sharp counterattack work and finally reported the first goal of the 2023 season. The situation was like this. The ball, which Park Chul-woo laid low from the left, flowed through Jeonbuk center back Koo Ja-ryong’s kick, and Lee Seung-woo, rushing in, caught it. Lee Seung-woo’s first shot was blocked by Jeonbuk goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon, who stretched his right arm outstretched, but the second ball also fell to Lee Seung-woo, and the second shot led to a goal. Lee Seung-woo, who was in the mood for the first goal, also scored an effective shot with a coiled kick in the 20th minute of the first half.
In the 25th minute of the first half, Lee Dong-jun’s wonderful back pass was connected to Kim Mun-hwan, and the situation continued to Jeonbuk’s corner kick. In the kick that followed, the ball left Baek Seung-ho’s toe and hit Han Kyo-won’s head and turned into a header. It was not a valid shot. Up until this point, the flow of the game had been clear. Jeonbuk occupied and Suwon FC aimed for a counterattack. It was as Kim Do-kyun, the head coach of Suwon FC, said and Kim Do-hyun, the acting manager of Jeonbuk, expected.
In the 30th minute of the first half, Jeonbuk shook the net. A penetrating pass came in from the center, and Lee Dong-jun’s attempted shot with the ball was blocked by goalkeeper Park Bae-jong’s save. Cho Kyu-seong, who was nearby, pushed the ball back. However, the assistant referee raised a flag and declared offside. It was a regrettable moment for Cho Kyu-seong, who was aiming for the first field goal of the season.
In the 33rd minute of the first half, Jeonbuk midfielder Baek Seung-ho was injured. It was a big loss for Jeonbuk because Baek Seung-ho’s form was good recently. Acting manager Kim Doo-hyun urgently put Ryu Jae-moon in place of Baek Seung-ho. In the 37th minute of the first half, Suwon FC threatened Jeonbuk’s goal with Lee Kwang-hyeok’s counterattack. Even after that, Lee Gwang-hyeok broke into the side of Jeonbuk with a junjok-like movement.
Jeonbuk activated two replacement cards at the start of the second half. Except for Han Kyo-won and Lee Soo-bin, Song Min-gyu and Moon Seon-min were added to increase the intensity of the attack. At the beginning of the second half, compared to the end of the first half, it seemed that the offensive power had definitely increased. Moon Seon-min created an opportunity by rolling his feet quickly. In the 7th minute of the second half, Lee Dong-Jun received a pass from Moon Seon-Min and rushed to the center and fired a threatening shot. Around this time, Suwon FC also activated a replacement card. Wingback Park Cheol-woo was replaced by Lee Yong. Lee Yong will step on the ground in Jeonju-seong against Jeonbuk, the club he has been involved in for a long time.
Jeonbuk, which increased the intensity of their attack, managed to score their second goal. The main character was the replacement card, Song Min-gyu. In the 9th minute of the second half, Song Min-gyu calmly finished the shot that Kim Moon-hwan laid with a ground ball from the right flank. Goalkeeper Park Bae-jong was unable to use his hand for a shot aimed at the corner. Afterwards, Song Min-gyu mingled with his colleagues and fans and held a passionate celebration. It seemed that the emotions he had built up so far burst out in one shot when he scored a goal. Song Min-gyu kissed the emblem and tapped his chest several times. Then he knelt down and raised his arms to the sky and closed his eyes. After the celebration, it was Song Min-gyu who heated up Jeonju Castle by inducing fans to cheer again.
Shortly after the second goal was scored, Jeonbuk utilized substitution again. Right-back Kim Moon-hwan, who helped Song Min-gyu’s goal, was removed and Choi Cheol-soon, who was full of fighting spirit, was put in. In the middle of the second half, the number of fans gathered on the ground was revealed through the electronic display board at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. It was 13,634 people. It was the result of many people gathering to support Jeonbuk, which had not won at home for a while. In the middle of the second half, Suwon FC’s possession increased further. It was an inevitable tactical change because we needed a goal.메이저놀이터
However, the goal was scored again from Jeonbuk. The main character was Park Jin-seop. In the 40th minute of the second half, a cross came from Song Min-gyu on the right side, and the ball went to Moon Seon-min on the left side. Moon Seon-min also launched the ball without delay. And defensive midfielder Park Jin-seop, who was rushing this, pushed it with a header. It was a perfectly made goal. Jeonbuk took a 3-1 lead and at the same time put in Gustavo and took out Lee Dong-jun, changing the way they released their attacks. As it was at the end of the game where the power was draining, it seemed to be a calculation to make full use of Cho Kyu-sung and Gustavo’s right to provide.
In the end, the game ended with Jeonbuk’s 3-1 victory. Jeonbuk won in front of their home fans after a long time since the match against Incheon United on April 9th. As promised by acting manager Kim Doo-hyun, the fans returned home enjoying the game without stress.