Incheon won a thrilling 2-1 victory with Oh Ban-seok’s theater header goal in the second half of the extra time in the 28th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Suwon FC held at Suwon Sports Complex on the 25th. In the face-to-face confrontation in front of 3236 spectators, Incheon took the lead with Cheon Seong-hun’s fifth goal in the first half of the extra time, but allowed Suwon ace Lee Seung-woo to equalize with a header in the 1st minute of the second half. Just as the game was about to end in a 1-1 draw, Suwon striker Lopez, who was substituted in the 42nd minute of the second half, hit Kim Jun-yeop in the face and was sent off.
Incheon, which launched the last all-out offensive, scored a dramatic goal with a set piece in the second half of extra time. Incheon captain Oh Ban-seok jumped high on Shin Jin-ho’s cross and hit it on the head, scoring the lead again. After the goal was scored, Oh Ban-seok and other Incheon players approached the away fans and shared their joy. After Oh Ban-seok scored, a video review (VAR) was conducted, and the referee even checked the monitor screen outside the touchline, making Incheon nervous. It ended with Incheon winning 2-1.
Incheon, who took 3 points from the away game in Suwon, jumped from 6th place to 4th place with 40 points (10 wins, 10 draws, 8 losses). On the other hand, Suwon maintained its 26 points (7 wins, 5 draws, 16 losses) and 10th place in the league. Fans couldn’t help but admire Incheon’s dramatic victory. Incheon fought for 120 minutes, including overtime, in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League playoff match against Haiphong FC held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 22nd. At that time, Incheon won 3-1 thanks to the goals of Cheon Seong-hun, Hernandez and Gerso and secured a ticket to advance to the group stage.
It was expected to be a difficult game as they poured a lot of stamina in the midweek game, but Incheon succeeded in taking the valuable 3 points by demonstrating their potential. Coach Cho, who attended the press conference after the game, couldn’t hide his joy, saying, “I thought there would be no easy game, it would be a difficult game, but I think it was a result achieved by fans and members from far away.” I will continue to give fans a lot of fun and happiness so that when the season is over, I will be able to give the fans a lot of joy and happiness so that I can get three precious points to go all-in in the Champions League at the end of the season,” he said. I worked with my heart, but I congratulate and thank the players for scoring goals without losing concentration.”
Coach Cho also mentioned the ‘sinkhole’ situation in the first half. During the game, the grass was hollowed out near the half line, creating a deep hole, and the game was temporarily stopped while the hole was filled. 스포츠토토 As a result, 12 minutes of extra time were given in the first half. Regarding this, coach Cho said, “I talked about that on the bench. I thought that this part could be a variable in the result by reducing concentration, so I said let’s focus more.” Following Coach Cho’s instructions, the players managed to score the opening goal before the first half ended.
Regarding Cheon Seong-hoon, who scored the first goal on the day and succeeded in scoring in the last two games, he explained, “It’s not because his performance is poor or bad, but because he is in harmony, he often comes out as a substitute. It’s not because he’s sluggish or anything like that.”