Ulsan Hyundai continued its 25-game unbeaten streak against Gangwon.
Ulsan won 1-0 in the 12th round home game against Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 Gangwon FC, which kicked off at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 9th, thanks to Jo Min-gyu’s preemptive goal. After finishing the 1st round robin (1~11R) with 9 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (28 points), Ulsan accumulated 3 points in the first game of the 2nd round robin as well as 3 consecutive wins and 31 points, demonstrating the momentum of a ‘champion candidate’. went on
Ulsan is Gangwon’s ‘nemesis’. They have a record of 25 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. Since July 15, 2012, it has been running undefeated in 24 matches (20 wins, 4 draws) for 11 years. However, in the eyes of ‘we will definitely win’, Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo said, “The game evaluated from the outside is a more difficult game for us. The players play with basic posture, mental strength, and a fighting spirit that comes from within, but if decisions are already made from the outside, it will inevitably be a tough game.”
In the first half, Gangwon’s ‘salty water defense’ failed to open the goal. Ulsan continued to dig into Gangwon’s back space with a side breakthrough. In the 11th minute of the first half, Kyu-Sung Lee’s shot from inside the penalty box flew slightly over the post bar.
Gangwon was behind in possession, but did not give up a decisive chance easily. In the final third area, he blocked Ulsan’s pass play and went defensive.
In the 18th minute of the first half, Gangwon stole the ball from the Ulsan camp. Yang Hyeon-jun received it and showed a threatening appearance as he competed with two defenders with individual play to the inside of the penalty box. In the ensuing corner kick situation, Lee Woong-hee’s header floated over the goal post.
In the 25th minute of the first half, after Lee Kyu-seong and Eom Won-sang exchanged one-two passes from the right flank, Eom Won-sang crossed to Hwang Jae-hwan rushing to the goal, but goalkeeper Yoo Sang-hoon cleared the ball. The second ball landed in front of Joo Min-gyu, and he hit the shot, but it went up. 3 minutes later Ju Min-kyu received a cross from Kim Young-kwon and attempted a turning shot that did not reach his feet properly.
In the 27th minute of the first half, Ulsan took out a barco card instead of Hwang Jae-hwan. Five minutes later, Eom Won-sang received a lobby pass that Bako exquisitely poked into the box, but the shot timing was one tempo late. The Gangwon defender blocked it first. Ulsan pushed. In the 36th minute of the first half, Rubikson’s left-footed shot went wide of the post after simple pass play from the left flank to Lee Gyu-seong, Lee Myeong-jae, and Um Won-sang.
In the 40th minute of the first half, Um Won-sang gave it to Kim Tae-hwan from the right flank and received it again while rushing into the penalty box, but he bowed his head to Gangwon’s physical defense. Three minutes later, after a corner kick, Park Yong-woo’s shot hit a Gangwon defender and deflected off.
At the start of the second half, Ulsan took out Rubik’s hand and put in Lee Chung-yong. In Kangwon, except for Park Sang-hyeok, Gallego stepped on the ground.
The opening goal was for Ulsan. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Kim Tae-hwan crosses from the right flank, and Gangwon defender Yoon Seok-young, who was inside the penalty box, was hit by the right arm. At the end of the video review (VAR), a penalty kick (PK) was declared, and in the 6th minute of the second half Joo Min-gyu, who took the kicker, shook the center of the net. Joo Min-kyu’s 6th goal of the season. In the midst of Ulsan’s offensive, Gangwon’s Gallego attempted the first shot in the 12th minute of the second half.메이저놀이터
In the 19th minute of the second half, Eom Won-sang sped up from behind the half line in a counterattack situation and drove the ball into the box, but it was not finished. Afterwards, Gangwon Yang Hyeon-jun also countered by breaking through, but was blocked.
In the 28th minute of the second half, Ulsan removed Eom Won-sang and Joo Min-gyu and replaced Jo Hyeon-taek and Martin Adam, but Adam immediately showed his presence. In the 31st minute of the second half, Bakko received a non-touch pass from Adam to the back of the defense, but he swallowed the regret as he slightly floated. Ulsan pushed to the end, but the whistle blew the end of the game without an additional goal.
Gangwon failed to break the ‘Ulsan jinx’ and fell into a two-game losing streak. It stayed in 11th place (10 points) without adding points.