Pohang Steelers defeated Daejeon Hana Citizen after a slugfest thanks to Go Young-jun’s theater goal in extra time in the second half.
Pohang won 3-2 in the home game against Daejeon in the 13th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 13th.
Pohang, which broke the sluggishness of the last 3 matches (1 draw and 2 losses), has 6 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses (23 points), the same as second place Seoul (23 points), but many points (Seoul 25 goals, Pohang 19 goals) was pushed out and placed in third place.
Daejeon fell one notch to 4th place with 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses (21 points).
Both teams fought fiercely in the first half, but nothing came to fruition.
The match between the two teams, which ended 0-0 in the first half, sparked in the second half. At the beginning of the second half, Pohang replaced Kim In-seong with Kim Seung-dae, and Daejeon had Massa and Kim Young-wook.
The first goal belonged to Pohang.
In the 7th minute of the second half, Baek Seong-dong, who received a pass from Zeka, scored the opening goal with an exquisite right-footed in-front kick from the front of the arc. Jeka’s 5th help of the season and Baek Seong-dong’s 4th goal in the league.
But the lead didn’t last long. In Daejeon, one minute later, defender Jo Yoo-min balanced the game with a header from a set piece. Lee Jin-hyun’s left-footed kick was turned into a header by Jo Yoo-min.
In the 20th minute of the second half, Baek Seong-dong left Pohang and Lee Ho-jae stepped on the ground. Pohang, which started a counterattack, constantly aimed for the opponent’s goal and took the lead again through a set piece in the 21st minute of the second half.
After receiving a corner kick from Koh Young-Jun, Grant split the goal net with a header.
Then, Daejeon was not alone. After counterattacking, Daejeon pursued again with a wonderful goal by Jeon Byeong-gwan, who came on as a substitute in the second half. In the 32nd minute of the second half, 안전놀이터 Byeong-gwan Jeon, who was breaking through from outside the penalty box, hit the ball without delay and shook the net.
The game, which seemed to end 2-2, was decided in extra time in the second half.
In the 46th minute of the second half, Ko Young-jun, who received a one-touch pass from Pohang Lee Ho-jae, dug into the space behind the defense and scored the dramatic winning goal with a right-footed shot from the left side of the box.
The Pohang players roared at Youngjun Ko’s goal, which broke out shortly before the end of the game. Go Young-jun’s 5th goal in the league.
In the end, Pohang kept its one-goal lead and earned a valuable 3 points.