Gwangju FC extended their undefeated streak to 6 games thanks to Timo’s performance.
Gwangju drew 1-1 in the away match between Pohang Steelers and Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 26 held at Pohang Steel Yard on 스포츠토토 the 13th at 8:00 pm. Although they failed to win 3 games in a row, they extended their undefeated streak to 6 matches (2 wins, 4 draws). Pohang also maintained its 5th consecutive undefeated position (2 wins, 3 draws) and second place.
The home team, Pohang, went 4-2-3-1. Lee Ho-jae was the one-top player, and Baek Seong-dong, Go Young-jun, and Kim Seung-dae were supported in the second line. In the third line, Kim Jun-ho and Oberdan paired up. The four-back defense consisted of Wandelsson, Grant, Ha Chang-rae, and Park Seung-wook, while Hwang In-jae protected the goal.
The away team, Gwangju, faced off with a score of 4-4-2. Thomas and Huh Yul paired up as two tops. Um Ji-seong, Lee Soon-min, Jeong Ho-yeon, and Asani appeared in the flanks and midfield. Lee Min-ki, Ahn Young-kyu, Timo, and Doo Hyun-seok were responsible for the four-back defense, and Kim Kyung-min was responsible for the goal.
Pohang took the lead in the 20th minute. Ko Young-Jun scored by striking Oberdan’s exquisite pass with his left foot.
Gwangju launched a counterattack. In the 36th minute of the first half, after penetrating deep into the Pohang penalty area, Lee Min-ki’s right-footed shot missed the goal.
Pohang changed quickly. In the 36th minute of the first half, veteran Kim Jong-woo replaced Kim Jun-ho, giving strength to the midfield.
Pohang, leading 1-0 in the second half, put in Zeka at the start. Pohang continued its momentum in the second half. In the 2nd minute of the second half, Grant’s header missed.
Gwangju put in Kim Han-gil and Aaron in the 10th minute of the second half as the game was not resolved. In the 18th minute of the second half, he took out Lee Kun-hee’s card.
Gwangju equalized the match. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Lee Soon-min’s pass from the right was taken by Timo with a right-footed mid-range shot, and he scored the right side of the Pohang goal.
Gwangju, riding on the momentum, made use of Kim Han-gil’s quick feet and aimed for a come-from-behind goal. Pohang was in a hurry to prevent Kim Han-gil’s breakthrough.
Pohang, which overcame the crisis, counterattacked again. In the 31st minute of the second half, Grant’s header hit the post, and two minutes later Kim Jong-woo’s left-footed shot soared in the no-mark state.
Both teams threw their last winning numbers at the end of the second half. Pohang’s Kim In-seong and Gwangju’s Lee Sang-ki and Oh-sung Oh showed their willingness to score the winning goal.
Pohang and Gwangju fought fiercely until the end. Neither team’s defense conceded a goal, and it ended in a 1-1 draw.