The ‘terrible promoted team’ suffered the first loss of the season to the defending champion and stopped the record.
Daejeon Hana Citizen, a professional football team, defeated 1st place Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 round 7 home game held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 16th. Daejeon, which was promoted to K-League 1 this season, won Ulsan for the first time in 12 years since August 20, 2011 (1-0 win).
Daejeon not only gave Ulsan its first loss of the season on this day, but also prevented the opening 7th consecutive win. Ulsan, which was running for first place with 6 consecutive wins in the opening season, was on the verge of winning the most 7 consecutive wins in the K-League, owned by Suwon Samsung (1998) and Seongnam FC (2003). However, as coach Lee Min-seong promised to stop Ulsan’s record, Daejeon, the ‘soccer city’, sprinkled red pepper powder on Ulsan in the home room.메이저놀이터
Daejeon, which has the most goals this season (16 goals) and boasts powerful firepower, shook Ulsan’s net in the 9th minute of the first half. Daejeon Lee Hyeon-sik pushed Ulsan’s left full-back Seol Young-woo from the opponent’s half forward while pushing hard, and thanks to Thiago’s cooperative defense, he took the ball. Lee Hyun-shik passed the pass to Lee Jin-hyun, who was on the right side of the penalty box, and Lee Jin-hyun wrapped it around with his left foot and kicked it into the lower left corner of the Ulsan goal.
However, Ulsan, the 1st place team, balanced the game in 9 minutes. In the 17th minute of the first half, substitute Kim Min-hyeok competed with Oh Jae-seok for the ball kicked by Daejeon goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun, and then made an exquisite cross pass to Rubikson, who was alone in front of the penalty box. Rubiksson equalized 1-1 with a left-footed shot after trapping. Rubiksson became the top scorer with his 5th goal of the season.
Daejeon took the lead again with Lee Hyun-sik’s goal just before the end of the first half. In the 1 minute of extra time in the first half, in the midst of a chaotic situation in the Ulsan camp, Daejeon Lee Jin-hyun’s shot hit Tiago’s chest and flowed out, and Lee Hyun-sik kicked it low with his right foot and started to take the lead again. Ulsan launched an offensive in the second half and tried to turn the game around, but goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun’s save saved several times, and Daejeon eventually won the game.
Daejeon suffered its first defeat of the season against Suwon FC in the last game, but won in one game and raised the mood again. Daejeon, which caught a big fish, rose to 3rd place in the league with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Ulsan suffered its first defeat of the season, but maintained first place with 6 wins and 1 loss (18 points).
Coach Lee Min-seong said after the game, “I won by jumping with evil,” and “I had a very strong will to try even in difficult circumstances. All the players did. I want to say thank you to the players,” he turned the ball to the players. Regarding the blast at the beginning of the season in Daejeon, “I knew it was a team with this much potential,” but “(the important thing) for us is survival. Each game is difficult. I don’t know if I’ll go up to Final A, but I can’t even dream of (other thoughts).”