If Son Heung-min was ‘Super Sony’, Ko Young-Jun was ‘Super Goni’. Koh Young-jun celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pohang Steelers with a goal from a long-distance dribble run from beyond the half-line.
Pohang Steelers won a 1-0 victory over Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 15th round of Hana 1 Q K League 1 (Part 1) 2023 held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 29th at 4:30 pm. 토토사이트
Pohang put Jeka at the forefront and put Baek Seong-dong, Ko Young-jun, and Kim Seung-dae in the attacking line. Lee Seung-mo and Oberdan defended the midfield. With Sim Sang-min, Grant, Ha Chang-rae, and Park Seung-wook in the back four, Hwang In-jae put on the goalkeeper’s gloves.
In Jeonbuk, Cho Kyu-seong stood at the forefront, and Moon Seon-min, Happa Silva, Park Jin-seop, Lee Subin, and Lee Dong-jun stood at the waist. Kim Jin-soo, Koo Ja-ryong, Jeong Tae-wook, and Kim Moon-hwan formed the defensive line. Goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon protected the last line.
The day was held as a commemorative match for the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Pohang club. New and old legends such as Lee Hoi-taek, Lee Heung-sil, Hwang Seon-hong, Hwang Ji-su, Hwang Jin-seong, Shin Hwa-yong, and Kim Kwang-seok gathered together to watch the event match of their juniors.
Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong said, “Our players feel proud of belonging to a team with a history and tradition, and will try harder today. I threw a message,” he said, expressing his feelings ahead of the game.
Jeonbuk’s acting manager Kim Doo-hyun said, “Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of Pohang’s founding. But the world of competition is cold. We have things we have prepared. We want our players to be the main characters. We are full of confidence. I like the things we want to do. We are losing. The coaching staff is looking forward to it,” he said with confidence.
Even in the pouring rain, the steel yard with a crowd of 10,000 spectators was hot, and the Pohang players overwhelmed the first half, receiving the heat. The shooting was greatly outpaced by 7-2, and the effective shooting was 4-0. Jeka, a foreign striker, split Jeonbuk’s net in the free situation in the 10th minute of the first half. However, it was declared offside. Jeonbuk faced a crisis as even Kim Moon-hwan was replaced early with Ryu Jae-moon.
Ko Young-joon, who had been busy from the beginning, responded with his head to a cross from the left in the 17th minute of the first half. However, goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon was blocked by punching. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Baek Sung-dong’s free kick was also blocked by the goalkeeper.
In the 37th and 38th minutes of the first half, Pohang had a chance that was nothing short of a goal. It was an attempt by Jeka and Baek Seong-dong. However, the goalpost rang Pohang. Zeca headed the left corner kick, but it hit the post. A minute later, Baek Seong-dong finished the pass pushed by Kim Seung-dae with a shot, but it also hit the post and was out.
In the second half, Jeonbuk took out Silva and put Song Min-gyu in, giving vitality to the attack. Lee Dong-jun’s backheel shooting and other attempts stood out. Pohang replaced Lee Seung-mo and Baek Seong-dong in the 14th and 15th minutes of the second half, respectively, and put in Lee Ho-jae and Shin Kwang-hoon. In the 19th and 20th minutes of the second half, Jeonbuk took out Seonmin Moon and Soobin Lee and put in Gustavo and Chulsun Choi.
Pohang broke the curse of the goal after the third attempt and split Jeonbuk’s net. In the 21st minute of the second half, Koh Young-joon asked for a defender from under the half-line and sent it to the opponent’s camp with a gale-like dribble. It was a wonder goal reminiscent of Son Heung-min.
In the 25th minute of the second half, Jeonbuk used all available resources, including Han Kyo-Won instead of Lee Dong-Jun. In the 28th minute of the second half, Pohang took out Jeka and Ko Young-jun side by side and sent out Wandelson and Kim Jun-ho. Koh Young-joon, the team’s top scorer, showed his best performance by scoring his 6th goal of the season that day.
Jeonbuk tried to spoil the party at Nam’s house, but Pohang’s firepower was better. Foreign players such as Wandelson and Oberdan stood out for their attack attempts. Jeonbuk tried to score a goal at the end of the second half, but the shot was blocked by the goalkeeper. Pohang won a meaningful victory in a meaningful match thanks to Koh Young-jun’s preemptive goal.