Undefeated Gyeongnam FC is back in the lead.
Gyeongnam won their Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 Round 20 home match against Ansan Greeners at Changwon Football Center at 6:30 p.m. on the 9th with a 3-1 victory, led by a multi-goal performance from Brazilian striker Gleison and a wedge goal from Won Ki-jong.
With the win, Gyeongnam, which has won five straight games, accumulated 36 points (10 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses) and moved into sole possession of first place in the standings ahead of Busan (34 points). It is the first time in almost a month that they have regained the lead since March 11.
In particular, Gleison scored two more goals on the day, one from the spot and one from the penalty spot, to become the first double-digit scorer this season.
Ansan, on the other hand, which has gone 10 games without a win (two draws and eight defeats), including a seven-game losing streak, remained in 12th place with 10 points (two wins, four draws and 12 defeats).
Gyeongnam, led by head coach Seol Ki-hyun, lined up Won Ki-jong and Glayson in the attacking line, with Song Hong-min and Woo Sung in the midfield. Castro and Mo Jae-hyun were deployed on the flanks, while Park Min-seo, Park Jae-hwan, Lee Kang-hee, and Kwon Ki-pyo formed the defense. Go Dong-min was in goal.
Ansan, under acting coach Song Han-bok, lined up with Kang Jun-mo, Jeong Ji-yong, and Kim Bum-soo in the attacking third, with Kim Jin-hyun and Park Jun-bae in the midfield. Kim Dae-kyung and Lee Seung-min lined up on the flanks, while Jang Yoo-seob, Kim Jung-ho, and Ko Tae-gyu formed the back three. Kim Sun-woo wore the goalkeeping gloves.
In the first half, the two teams were evenly matched. Gyeongnam’s Song Hong-min and Won Ki-jong actively attacked, while Ansan’s Park Jun-bae and Kim Bum-soo tried to crack the opponent’s defense. Gyeongnam took control of the match as the game moved into the midway point.
Eventually, Gyeongnam took advantage of their opponent’s mistake and scored the first goal. Ansan goalkeeper Kim Sun-woo passed the ball to Lee Seung-min on the left side of the field. Mo wasted no time in breaking through the right side and sending a cutback cross that Gleason finished with a right-footed shot from the front of the goal area. It was Gleison’s ninth goal of the season and Mo’s fourth assist of the season.
After taking control of the game, Gyeongnam continued to press Ansan. In the 44th minute, Gleison added another goal. Woo Woo-sung received the ball on the right side of the midfield and sent an early cross in front of the front line. The onrushing Gleison then deftly headed home the rebound. It was Gleison’s 10th goal of the season, making him the first player in the league to reach double figures. Uhsun earned his second assist of the season.
Ansan made a change in the fifth minute of the second half, taking off Jeong Ji-yong and Kang Joon-mo and introducing two foreign players, Gabriel and Thiago, at the same time. With Gabriel in the center of the lineup, Ansan overwhelmed Gyeongnam and increased its share of possession. In the 21st minute of the second half, Thiago’s free-kick shot was sharp, although it was blocked by Go Dong-min. Thiago also took a threatening shot in the 28th minute, but it hit the side netting.
However, it was Gyeongnam’s wedge goal. Gyeongnam scored in the 36th minute of the second half when Chan Won Ki-jong scored with a non-stop shot from a free kick opportunity. His eighth goal of the season. Won Ki-jong converted his own free kick opportunity into a goal. 메이저사이트
With the game virtually decided, Ansan scored a late goal. Go Tae-gyu pounced on a loose ball in the 37th minute as Thiago battled in front of him. It was Go’s first goal of the season. Ansan was unable to score any more goals and the match ended the same way.
At the same time, the match between Seongnam FC and Gimpo FC at Tancheon Sports Complex in Seongnam played out to a scoreless 0-0 draw. Seongnam improved to 22 points (5 wins, 7 draws, 7 losses), while Gimpo moved to 28 points (7 wins, 8 draws, 3 losses). Both teams were winless in six games, but Seongnam moved up to 10th place, while Gimpo remained in sixth.