Busan IPark has moved into second place.
The Busan club won 1-0 at home against the Jeonnam Dragons in the 26th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Busan Gudeok Stadium on March 15. Continuing their unbeaten streak (3 wins, 1 draw) in four matches, Busan jumped two spots from fourth to second place with 44 points. They closed the gap on ‘leaders’ Gimcheon Commerce to four points.바카라사이트
Both teams were desperate for points. Busan needed to chase down the leaders, and Jeonnam needed to close the gap with the top teams. Both coaches said, “When you stop the opponent’s offense, chances come,” but Busan laughed.
In addition, they continued their good momentum by increasing their win total at Gudok Stadium this season from 2-1 to 3-1.
There was a lull in the first 15 minutes. In a fierce midfield battle, neither team created any clear-cut chances. Busan had the first chance. In the 18th minute, Park Dong-jin received a short pass from Kim Chan inside the penalty box, but his shot went just wide of the right post.
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Valvidia was nowhere to be seen for Jeonnam. They were isolated in the opponent’s defense and couldn’t create easy chances. In the 28th minute, he attempted a cross after breaking down the left flank, but goalkeeper Koo Sang-min got to it first. Two minutes later, a surprise mid-range shot was also directed in front of the keeper.
After that, Busan increased its ball possession and tried to control the game. However, they struggled to get into the final third of Jeonnam’s defense. In the last minute of the first half, Kang Sang-yoon hit a shot from Hoe-Seom in a chaotic situation in the box, but Choi Bong-jin got out of the way.
The second half opened with Jeonnam’s Kim Soo-beom pouncing on a second ball after a header in the Busan zone. In the fourth minute of the second half, Kim Chan sent a penetrating pass to Park Dong-jin that broke the opposing defense. Then, inside the penalty box, Park Dong-jin passed to Kim Chan again, and Kim Chan slipped and tried to touch the ball, but the timing was not right.
Buoyed by the momentum, Busan pushed forward. In the ninth minute of the second half, Eo Jung-won’s cross from the left flank was met by Park Dong-jin with a header that was blocked by the goalkeeper.
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Jeonnam pulled out their substitutions. They took off Lee Seok-hyun and Choi Sung-jin and brought on Mikichi and Noh Gun-woo. Busan responded in kind. They dropped Im Min-hyuk, Kim Chan, and Jung Won-jin and brought on Choi Gun-joo, Summer, and Ramas.
In the 20th minute, Park Dong-jin’s exquisite pass from the halfway line sent Choi Gun-ju rushing into the penalty box, but the referee showed a yellow card for simulation.
Busan continued to take chances and attacked the space on the back left. In the 23rd minute, Ramas received a pass from Kang Sang-yoon near the arc and hit a mid-range shot that sailed just over the post. Jeonnam responded a minute later when Hanam hit a mid-range shot, but Koo Sang-min caught it from the front. Even his shot in the 32nd minute went just wide of the left post.
The game came down to a one-goal fight. Busan had the last laugh. In the 35th minute, Ramas played an exquisite through ball to Park Dong-jin, who was brought down by a foul from Ko Tae-hyun inside the penalty box, earning a penalty kick (PK). Ramas stepped up to take the kick and calmly rattled the net to give his team the win.
Jeonnam was unable to continue the momentum from the previous game and remained stuck in seventh place (34 points).
Meanwhile, Gimcheon Commerce thrashed Seoul Eland 4-0 in a four-goal thrashing, extending their lead at the top of the table.