Hwaseong FC struggled in the ‘5-hour travel’ trip to Busan, “The win is still ours.”


 Hwaseong, ranked first in the K3 League, managed to get a point in Busan, the ‘away hell’, and overcome a critical moment.

Hwaseong FC, led by coach Kang Cheol, scored one valuable point against Busan Transportation Corporation in the 25th round of the 2023 K3 League held at Gudeok Stadium in Busan on the 9th. As a result, Hwaseong FC still has the upper hand in the competition for the lead with FC Mokpo.

Hwaseong, which was a strong candidate for the championship until mid-season, has recently shown disappointing performance. To make matters worse, the point gap with 2nd place Mokpo narrowed to only 3 points, making tension unavoidable. Before the game, Coach Kang Cheol said, “It is true that the players are physically difficult. However, I worked hard to prepare for the game with the staff. “I will do my best until the end to win,” he said, strengthening his determination for victory.

Hwaseong’s physical burden was clearly revealed on the pitch. Hwaseong, led by Brazilian mercenaries Luan and Sandy, constantly harassed Busan, but failed to capitalize on decisive opportunities. On the other hand, Busan, who were considered to be somewhat inferior, calmly blocked Hwaseong’s attack and operated stably in the first half. In particular, in the 38th minute of the first half, Busan created a threatening scene by nullifying Hwaseong’s set-piece goal with the promised offside trap. However, both teams ended the first half scoreless without creating any special scoring opportunities.

As the weather was hot, the heat in the second half became even hotter. At the start of the second half, Park Jung-woo hit a shot right in front of the goal, warning that Hwaseong would not give up points easily. On the other hand, Hwaseong’s offensive line, which was much slower in speed, was tied down by Busan’s defense and could not create good opportunities.

In the end, contrary to everyone’s expectations, it was Busan who scored the first goal. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Hwang Eun-seok took advantage of a sign miss from the Hwaseong defenders and succeeded in scoring a headed goal. Busan, who completely brought the momentum to the first goal, harassed Hwaseong without stopping. In particular, in the 30th minute of the second half, Han Geon-yong’s low and quick cross narrowly passed teammate Kim So-woong, showing that Busan’s first goal was not luck.

Busan’s momentum came to a halt with the sending off of defender Kim Kyung-min. In the 37th minute of the second half, Kim Kyung-min received a red card for a rough tackle. Hwaseong, who desperately needed one point, did not miss the opportunity. Striker Sandy, who looked heavy throughout the game, finally scored a chance in the 39th minute of the second half. Afterwards, Sandy used his great height to attempt a header, aiming for a double lead, but unfortunately, the goalkeeper made a save and no additional points were scored.소닉카지노

After the game, Coach Kang Cheol said, “It’s disappointing that the game didn’t go as we wanted. “I am grateful to the players who finished the game with a draw even though it was a high-pressure away game,” he said. “We have the advantage because the next game is a home game. “I will definitely finish with a win and get closer to winning,” he said, expressing his strong aspirations for the championship.

Sandy, who scored the dramatic equalizer, also said, “I’m really happy that I scored at the time I needed it. But it was not an easy game. “It was not easy for the Busan players to adapt because, unlike the Brazilian players, they play very rough,” he said. “Everyone will do their best until the end of the season. “We will definitely be able to achieve our goal,” he said, looking at the win positively.

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