FC Seoul caught the 100th Super Match.
Seoul won 3-1 in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 8th Round Suwon Samsung Super Match home game held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 22nd, with Na Sang-ho, Hwang Ui-jo and Palosevich’s stormy goals. This was the 100th Super Match. On this day, Seoul won the victory and continued its slight advantage in the Super Match with a total of 40 wins, 22 draws and 38 losses.
Even if they were in the top ranks, Seoul needed a win. In the previous 3 games, 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss were somewhat disappointing, and they lost their strength in the fight for the lead. However, they succeeded in reversing the atmosphere by winning against their rival Suwon. Seoul rose to second place in the league with a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses (16 points). On this day, they closely followed Ulsan Hyundai (18 points), who are playing against the Pohang Steelers.
Na Sang-ho, the protagonist of the opening goal, is in a state where his scoring ability is at its peak. Including this game, he operated the scorer in 4 consecutive league games. This season, Na Sang-ho scored 5 goals in 8 league games, making him tied for the league lead with Rubikson of Ulsan. Hwang Eui-jo also continued his confidence by scoring his second goal after his debut goal in a home game against Daegu FC on the 8th.
On the other hand, Suwon could not get out of the swamp of endless sluggishness once again. They are at the bottom with 2 draws and 6 losses (2 points). After the loss against Jeju United on the 15th, he sacked manager Lee Byeong-geun and applied shock therapy, but he could not raise any income. Suwon will meet top ranked Pohang on the 25th. It is a mountain beyond a mountain.
Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo used a 3-4-3 formation. Im Sang-hyup, Hwang Eui-jo, and Na Sang-ho were the three tops. Lee Tae-seok, Ki Sung-yueng, Palosevich, and Kim Jin-ya took on the role of midfielders. Ki Sung-yueng, who missed the previous Pohang game, entered the starting list. The return of a veteran is a great force. The three backs were Kim Joo-seong, Osmar, and Hwang Hyeon-soo, and the goalkeeper was Baek Jong-beom.
Suwon also chose a three-back instead of a four-back, forming a 3-4-3 formation. Ahn Byung-Jun played as the front striker, and Ryu Seung-Woo and Kim Joo-Chan played as the attackers on both flanks. Captain Lee Ki-je moved from wingback to left midfielder. Basani and Yu Je-ho coordinated the midfield. Jung Seung-won was placed on the right flank. Park Dae-won, Han Ho-gang, and Jang Ho-ik were the three backs, and Yang Hyung-mo was the goalkeeper.
On this day, the Seoul home stadium was packed with 30,186 spectators. Following the record of 45,007 spectators with the’Lim Young-woong effect’, the heat of home games continued for two consecutive games. Seoul players also showed their strength. From the 6th minute of the first half, Na Sang-ho fired a threatening mid-range shot. Like a rival match, Suwon did not back down. In the 10th minute of the first half, Ahn Byung-Jun’s shot, a counter-attack chance, went over the post. 스포츠토토
After that, Seoul took the mood little by little. The clinical consultation attack was good. In the 14th minute of the first half, a shot from the right side of the penalty box went over the goal, but surprised the opponent’s defense with a surprise shot. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Lim Sang-hyeop’s mid-range shot also slightly missed the goal.
In the end, Seoul scored the first goal. In the 37th minute of the first half, Hwang Ui-jo broke the Suwon defense with a 2-1 pass, and Na Sang-ho caught the ball in the penalty box and continued the attack, then fired an accurate shot and shook the net. Suwon swallowed up regret in the first half extra time when Kim Bo-kyung’s shot in front of the opponent’s goal went over the net.
Even in the second half, Seoul was aggressive. Even though they were ahead by one goal, they raised the line and actively tried to shoot. Seizing a corner kick opportunity in the 4th minute of the second half, Osmar fired a threatening header shot. In the 5th minute of the second half, Hwang Ui-jo had a decisive chance, but could not lead to a goal. Hwang Ui-jo let out a sigh.
But he soon made up for his mistake. In the 7th minute of the second half, Hwang Eui-jo scored an additional goal without missing a loose ball situation from a corner kick. Hwang Ui-jo, who was lucky enough to find the ball that fell in front of him, overcame the opponent’s pressure and pushed the ball in to score a goal. The gap between the two teams also widened by two goals. Seoul can afford it.
Conversely, Suwon became impatient. I tried to score a comeback goal, but I lacked accuracy in front of the goal. In the 27th minute of the second half, tall strikers Mulich and Lee Sang-min were put in to strengthen the attack. Seoul also tried to make a change by excluding Ki Sung-yong and replacing Kim Shin-jin and Lee Tae-seok with Park Soo-il.
Rather, Seoul scored once again and put the wedge in the game. The main character was Palosevich, a foreign player. In the 36th minute of the second half, in the counterattack chance, Na Sang-ho’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Yang Hyeong-mo, but Palosevich, who was behind, fired another shot and split the goal. In fact, it was the moment when the game was decided. Suwon also scored a comeback goal in the 43rd minute of the second half when Mulich came on as a substitute, but there was not enough time to catch up with the remaining gap. In the end, Seoul smiled brightly in the 100th Super Match.