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‘Leandro 1G 1AS’ Daejeon, opening game 2-0 win… ‘Ball Boy Incident’ revenge [Field Review]

Daejeon Hana Citizen took revenge for the ‘ball boy incident’ while defeating Gangwon in the K-League 1 opening match.

Daejeon won 2-0 in the opening game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Gangwon FC held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 26th.

According to Daejeon officials, the number of spectators that day was counted at 18,590. With many spectators watching, Daejeon successfully avenged the ‘ball boy incident’ two years ago by winning the first K-League 1 match after eight years.

The match against the home team featured a 4-3-3 format. Lee Chang-geun protected the goal, and Anton, Jo Yu-min, Kim Min-deok, and Oh Jae-seok formed the defensive line. Seo Young-jae, Joo Se-jong, and Lee Hyun-sik protected the midfield, and Leandro, Thiago, and Lee Jin-hyun were named in the top three positions in the front line.

The away team, Gangwon faced off with a 3-4-3. Yoo Sang-hoon puts on goalkeeper gloves, and Yoon Seok-young, Kim Young-bin, and Lim Chang-woo make up the back three. Left and right wingbacks were played by Jung Seung-yong and Kim Jin-ho. Seo Min-woo and Han Young-young were deployed in the midfield, and Dae-won Kim, Dino, and Hyun-jun Yang aimed at the Daejeon goal in the front line.

In the second leg of the 2021 season’s promotion playoffs, when the two teams, who blushed for the Gangwon ball boy’s act of delaying the game, faced each other in the opening game, hot attention was focused even before the game.

In a game that unfolded with keen interest, the protagonist of the opening goal came from the home team match. In the 10th minute of the first half, Thiago, who received a sensible one-touch pass from Leandro, calmly took the shot and scored the first goal in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper.

At this time, the assistant referee raised the flag and ruled it offside, but the VAR room went through the verification process. A long time passed, but as the VAR room could not give a definite answer, the referee decided to see the situation for himself.

Approaching the touchline, the referee looked closely at Thiago’s position and canceled the offside decision and allowed Thiago to score. This made Thiago the main character of Daejeon’s first goal of the 2023 season.스포츠토토

Daejeon, which gained momentum, continued to drive Gangwon. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Leandro, who helped Tiago’s opening goal, shook Gangwon’s net.

Receiving a sharp pass from Jinhyeon Lee, Leandro entered the penalty box from the left flank. Inside the box, Leandro scored an extra goal with a shot aiming for the near post even though he had a defender in front.

Gangwon-do struggled to make a comeback goal, but could not open the goal for Daejeon. The first half ended with Leandro leading 2-0 thanks to Leandro’s performance with one goal and one assist.

As the second half began, Gangwon actively launched an offensive. In the 2nd minute of the second half, Yang Hyeon-joon, the ace of Gangwon, took a cross in front of the goal with a one-touch shot, but it was not an effective shot as it went over the goal.

Despite Gangwon’s offensive, Daejeon did not allow easy pursuit, running the game calmly as in the first half.

In the 19th minute of the second half, Daejeon replaced two players. Leandro, who recorded one goal and one assist that day, was replaced by Kim In-gyun and left the stadium applauded by the fans.

In the 27th minute of the second half, in the chaotic situation in front of the goal following Gangwon’s free kick, Daejeon defender Anton collapsed while blocking a shot with his head, and medical staff were rushed in. Fortunately, Anton got up right away and digested the game.

In the 32nd minute of the second half, Gangwon got a free kick opportunity in a good position. Gangwon defender Lim Chang-woo took the kicker and took a sharp free kick, but Daejeon goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun threw his body and made a save.

In the 37th minute of the second half, Lee Chang-geun once again displayed excellent concentration and overcame the crisis of conceding. Gangwon’s Cross Daejeon was hit by a defender and deflected to the goal, but Lee Chang-geun safely caught it.

Six minutes of additional time were given in the second half, but Gangwon was unable to open the Daejeon goal. In the end, Daejeon succeeded in giving the home fans a 2-0 victory.

With this, Daejeon not only achieved its first K-League 1 victory in the opening match after 8 years, but also perfectly avenged the ‘ball boy incident’ two years ago.

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