Daejeon Hana Citizen, undefeated in 5 matches
Daejeon Hana Citizen has been undefeated for 5 consecutive games and is continuing the ‘promotion blast’.
Daejeon won 3-2 against FC Seoul in the 5th round of Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 1st. With this, Daejeon ranked second in the K-League with 3 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses (11 points).
Daejeon drove hard from the first half. In the 14th minute of the first half,메이저사이트 Thiago’s shot hit Seoul defender Osmar and led to an own goal, and 6 minutes later Lee Jin-hyun’s corner kick was headed in by Jo Yoo-min, shaking the net.
Seoul’s counterattack was also formidable. In the 24th minute of the first half, Ilyuchenko headed a corner kick from Ki Sung-yueng and scored a goal, and 5 minutes into the second half Na Sang-ho scored a mid-range shot to return the game to square one.
However, at the end of the match, the back judges showed their strength. Kim In-kyun broke through the left side and crossed, and Martha took a reckless move and put her right foot to score the first goal of the season and win.
Head coach Lee Min-seong said, “I am grateful that the team members passed the difficult hurdle well. The 3 points earned by the players did well,” he said.
In addition to the match against Seoul, Daejeon has performed well in other matches, showing an aspect that is not like a promoted team.
Starting with a win against Gangwon FC, the opening game on February 26, a draw against Incheon United and Pohang Steelers, and a win against Suwon Samsung Bluewings, they are showing an undefeated streak of five matches. What is more encouraging is that the return of Ju Se-jong, the key player in Daejeon’s midfield, is imminent. Joo Se-jong was diagnosed with an orbital fracture after being hit in the face by Kim Dong-min during a match against Incheon on the 4th of last month. Joo Se-jong is expected to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar wearing the face protection mask worn by Son Heung-min.
Coach Lee Min-seong predicted on the 1st, “Joo Se-jong started training and will train with the team next week.”