Busan I-Park, a professional soccer team, expanded its stride towards the first division by defeating Sangmu Kimcheon, the leader of the K League 2. In the Hana One Q K League 2 2023 home game held at Gudeok Stadium on the 29th, Busan won a 2-0 win over Kimcheon Sangmu with consecutive goals from Seong Ho-young and Lim Min-hyuk. Busan, which took 3 points, reached 50 points (14 wins, 8 draws, 5 losses) and caught up with leader Kimcheon (51 points, 16 wins, 3 draws, 8 losses) by 1 point.
Busan won 4 wins (1 loss) in 5 games in August alone and was on the rise of ‘8 Chi-all (beating and rising in August)’. On the 20th, it was hit by Seoul E-Land (1-2 loss), and it slowed down for a while, but on the 26th, following a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Gimpo FC, it started the winning streak again. Chasing K-League 2 leader Gimcheon to the bottom of his chin, he added strength to the direct competition for K-League 1. The K-League 2 winner (1st place) will be promoted to K-League 1 for the next season without going through the playoffs.
The ‘Invincible Gudeok’ march continued. Busan recorded 4 wins and 1 draw in 5 games played at Gudeok Stadium this season, including the match against Kimcheon. Even against Kim Cheon, he had an advantage with 2 wins and 1 loss.
In the match that drew attention with the confrontation between the 1st and 2nd place teams in the K League 2, Busan launched an offensive from the beginning and put pressure on Gimcheon. In the 12th minute of the first half, Park Dong-jin drove the ball in from near the center line and fired a surprise mid-range shot, but it went wide of the goal. 토토사이트 A minute later, Min-hyeok Lim rushed to the goal and tried to connect Lamas’ exquisite roving pass with a shot, but goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong caught it one step ahead. In the 41st minute of the first half, Park Dong-jin’s shot, which broke through the right side of the penalty area and hit it, was also blocked by the goalkeeper.
After missing several scoring opportunities, Busan finally opened the goal for Gimcheon in the 43rd minute of the first half. Lim Min-hyeok’s cross hit the goal, and Seong Ho-young connected it with a left-footed non-stop shot, shaking the net. It was Seong Ho-young’s first goal of the season.
Busan continued to take the lead in the second half, but Gimcheon’s fierce counterattack continued. In the 13th minute of the second half, Gimcheon politician’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Koo Sang-min. In the 30th minute of the second half, Gimcheon Jo Young-wook penetrated the back space and almost faced the goalkeeper one-on-one, but Lee Han-do blocked the shot with a tackle.
Overcoming the crisis, Busan scored an additional goal in the 23rd minute of the second half. Kang Sang-yoon, who received a pass from Jeong Won-jin, bypassed a defender from the right side of the penalty area and passed the ball to Lim Min-hyeok, who pierced the corner of the goal with a right-footed strong shot. In fact, it was a goal that put a wedge in the victory. Lim Min-hyeok, who scored the second goal of the season, took the lead in attacking the team with one goal and one assist that day.
Busan coach Park Jin-seop did not focus only on defense until the end. In the 39th minute of the second half, strikers Kim Chan and Choi Geon-joo were replaced to block the opponent’s attack, aiming for an additional goal through a counterattack. Although they couldn’t score an additional goal, Gimcheon’s offensive power was dulled by the active movement of the two strikers, and Busan won a scoreless victory without a major crisis in the remaining time.
After the game, coach Park said, “It was difficult because it was a confrontation with Kim Cheon, the leader. The players followed the defensive part well, and it seems that we got a good result without conceding a goal.” “The players played hard to give joy to the home fans. Overall, it was a good match.”