Seoul tied 2-2 at home against Pohang in the 25th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 4th.
When Pohang was trailing 1-2, Ha Chang-rae scored a dramatic header equalizer in the extra time of the second half. Pohang (45 points) in second place maintained a seven-point gap with Seoul (38 points) in third place. The two teams have drawn in all three matches this year.
As the top teams played, a fierce game unfolded from the beginning.
Seoul led the early trend amid its high share. In the 13th minute of the first half, Kim Shin-jin headed to the front of the goalkeeper with a left-footed shot from the front of the box. Eight minutes later, Pohang goalkeeper Hwang In-jae threw himself to block Kim Shin-jin’s shot.
In the 28th minute of the first half, Ki Sung-yueng’s surprise mid-range shot also missed the goalpost.
Pohang, which launched a counterattack, also took a good opportunity by taking Ki Sung-yueng near the box in the 35th minute of the first half, but failed to take a shot. Two minutes later, Han Chan-hee’s right-footed half-ball shot also crossed the net.
For Pohang, Ko Young-joon had a decisive one-on-one opportunity with the goalkeeper at the end of the first half, but the shot slightly missed the left post. It was the most disappointing scene from the first half.
The battle between the two teams heated up in the second half.
In the midst of a fierce trend, Seoul scored the first goal. In the 8th minute of the second half, Kim Shin-jin scored the first goal from his head. Kim Shin-jin finished Ki Sung-yueng’s cross in the midfield with a diving header. Kim Shin-jin’s fourth goal in the league.
But Reid didn’t last long. For Pohang, Oberdan scored a cross by Ko Young-joon, who broke through the right side in the 18th minute of the second half. Oberdan’s first goal in the league.
The home team Seoul also immediately fought back and scored a leading goal again, and Palosevic scored a goal in the 22nd minute of the first half.
Na Sang-ho gave up a cross from the right side to Palosevic, and his shot deflected off the Pohang defense’s body and shook the net.
Seoul did not slow down its offensive, but pushed it hard. In the 29th minute of the second half, Pohang’s defense tried to clear Kim Shin-jin’s cross headed into the net, but Hwang In-jae managed to block it.
Pohang, which was aiming for a comeback goal, lost a golden opportunity. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Seoul’s Lee Han-beom, who was defending inside the box, kicked the opponent’s striker and a penalty kick was declared after VAR.
However, Seoul goalkeeper Baek Jong-beom threw himself to block Pohang Kim Jong-woo’s shot. Baek Jong-beom stretched out his arm to clear a shot aimed at the left corner.
Pohang also did not give up at a time when Seoul was likely to win. Pohang scored a dramatic equalizer with defender Ha Chang-rae heading in the extra time of the second half.
Ha Chang-rae split the net with his head on a corner kick from the side. Ha Chang-rae, who scored an equalizer against Seoul earlier, saved the team from defeat with a dramatic goal again. Seoul players who missed the victory were frustrated and Pohang cheered.
In the end, both teams tied 2-2. 토토사이트
In Gwangju, the home team Gwangju FC defeated Daejeon Hana Citizen 3-0. Gwangju started with Kim Han-gil’s first goal in the 7th minute of the first half, and Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Kun-hee scored relay goals.
Gwangju, with nine wins, seven draws and eight losses (34 points), pushed Daejeon (33 points) to sixth place and moved up to fifth place.