Ulsan Hyundai wrote a thrilling comeback as they played better after winning the title.
Ulsan conceded a goal in the 16th minute to Yoon Beom-garam in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 against Suwon at Suwon Sports Complex on June 6, but came from behind to win 3-1 with goals from Martin Adam in the 24th minute, In-Joo Kyu in the 43rd minute, and Bako in stoppage time.
On this day, 8733 spectators gathered at the Suwon Sports Complex as former South Korean national team defender Park Joo-ho held his retirement ceremony.
However, Suwon was unable to pick up a win in Park’s farewell match, leaving them with 18 points (5W3D9L) and ninth place in the league.
On the other hand, league leaders Ulsan quickly shook off a 0-2 loss to Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 16th round of the league on March 3 to consolidate their top spot with 41 points (13W, 2D, 2L).
Suwon lined up in a 4-3-3. Park Bae-jong wore the goalkeeping gloves, while Jung Dong-ho, Jackson, Kim Hyun-hoon, and Lee Yong-soo formed the defense. Park Ju-ho, Yoon Beom-garam, and Kim Sun-min were in the midfield, while Park Chul-woo, Lee Dae-gwang, and Jang Jae-yong rounded out the front three.
Ulsan lined up in a 4-2-3-1. Cho Hyun-woo was in goal, while Lee Myung-jae, Jung Seung-hyun, Kim Ki-hee, and Seol Young-woo formed the back four. Lee Kyu-sung and Kim Min-hyuk guarded the third line, while Yoon Il-rok, Hwang Jae-hwan, and Uhm Won-sang played in the second line. Up front, Martin Adam was in goal for Suwon.
With a large crowd at the stadium due to the national holiday of Memorial Day and Park Joo-ho’s retirement ceremony, Suwon got off to a good start with a goal in the 16th minute.
Lee’s right-footed cross from the right flank was blocked by an Ulsan defender, but the second ball was played out to Yoon Beom-garam.
He rushed into the penalty box and wasted no time in firing a right-footed inside shot that rattled the Ulsan net.
With his goal against Ulsan, Yoon scored for the second consecutive game, following the ‘Suwon Derby’ against Suwon Samseong, which he won 2-1 in the 16th round of the League on March 3.
After conceding the first goal, Ulsan immediately fought back. In the 25th minute, Lee Myung-jae sent a free kick into the box that Martin Adam rose high to head home, but goalkeeper Park Bae-jong made the save.
A minute later, Uhm Won-sang broke into the box and attempted a chip shot that was just over the keeper’s height but hit the post. The ball bounced off the post and substitute Ataru tucked it into the back of the net, but before he could do so, Uhm Won-sang was ruled offside. 스포츠토토
In the 31st minute, after the ball went out to the touchline, head coach Hong Myung-bo was warned by the referee for strongly protesting the decision.
The first 45 minutes ended as they had begun, with Suwon taking a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to a goal from Yoon Beom-garam, who scored for the second straight game.