Daejeon Hana Citizen, who is causing a sensation 스포츠토토 among promoted teams, and Pohang Steelers, a traditional K-League 1 powerhouse, met.
Daejeon and Pohang will play the third round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 11th. Currently, Daejeon is in 4th place (4 points) with 1 win and 1 draw in 2 matches, and Pohang is leading the league (6 points) with 2 wins in 2 matches.
The home team Daejeon will step on the K-League 1 stage for the first time in eight years this season. And it shows impressive performance in the first two games, predicting a ‘blast of the promoted team’. In the opening match held at home against Gangwon FC, they reported their first win by completing a 2-0 score in the 22nd minute of the first half.
He showed concentration in the second round that followed. Daejeon, which had its first away game after being promoted to K-League 1, faced Incheon United. It was a brawl. Daejeon, which conceded the first goal, succeeded in turning the tables with goals from Thiago and Kim In-kyun.
However, Incheon was also not easy. In the 31st and 35th minutes of the second half, Incheon again took the lead by scoring consecutive goals. Daejeon, which did not give up until the end, took a valuable point with Kim In-gyun’s dramatic equalizer in the 43rd minute of the second half.
Against this, Pohang is also riding a good flow at the beginning of the season. Pohang, who played the opening game by calling Daegu FC home, dedicated the opening goal. Jung Jae-hee’s goal at the end of the first half balanced the balance, but allowed the lead again in the 19th minute of the second half.
However, at the end of the second half, a band electrode occurred. In the 39th minute of the second half, 7 minutes after being substituted, Lee Ho-jae received a pass from Kim Seung-dae and scored the equalizer with a calm finish. And in the 45th minute of the second half, he scored a reverse goal with a surprise shot from outside the penalty box.
A good flow continued in the second match as well. Pohang, who left for Suwon FC, took the victory by scoring two goals in the first half. In the 19th and 32nd minutes of the first half, Go Young-jun and Jung Jae-hee broke the net in quick succession. Suwon FC conceded a goal, but the game ended with a 2-1 score.
Both teams have reasons to be confident of victory. First of all, Daejeon is a strong team at home. Since July 2021, it has been undefeated in 23 home games (16 wins, 7 draws) in a row, tied for first place in the record (tied with Ulsan Hyundai). They have not lost in the last 7 matches (5 wins, 2 draws), including the opening match of this season.
On the other hand, Pohang was a team that showed a strong side against Daejeon. Since the last confrontation was eight years ago, the opponent’s record may not have much meaning. However, they recorded 6 wins in a row against opponents, and even after leaving the field, they recorded 17 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses.
This match can be seen as a spear versus spear fight. Both Daejeon and Pohang scored 5 points in 2 games, and are tied for the top scorer in the league. Thiago and Kim In-kyun (Daejeon) scored two goals, and Lee Ho-jae and Jeong Jae-hee (Pohang) also scored two goals.