Go Young-jun (22) was the star of the 50th anniversary match.

Pohang won 1-0 at home against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Pohang Steel Yard. Pohang remained unbeaten in four matches (two wins and two draws).

On this day, Pohang prepared for its 50th anniversary match. Five of the 13 legends inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame on its 40th anniversary – Lee Hoe-taek, Lee Heung-sil, Gong Moon-bae, Park Tae-ha, and Hwang Sun-hong – were in attendance, while additional inductees Kim Kwang-seok, Hwang Jin-sung, Shin Shinh-yong, and Hwang Ji-soo were also at the Steel Yard for the 50th anniversary. Despite the downpour, the stadium was packed to capacity, with no empty seats to be found.

The star of the game was ‘Sungol Youth’ Ko Young-jun. Pohang, who had not had much luck with goals that day, won the game with a single shot. It is significant that ‘Seonggol Youth’ won the 50th anniversary match with legends. Ko Young-joon, who graduated from Pocheol-dong Elementary, Pocheoljung, and Pocheol High Schools, is a proud member of the Seonggol Youth. Although he is a U-22 player, he has shown his ripe skills this season and has earned a spot in the main squad.

The home team Pohang went with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Zeca was up front, followed by Baek Sung-dong, Ko Young-joon, and Kim Seung-dae in the second line. Lee Seung-mo and Oberdan were the defensive midfielders. The defense was formed by Shim Sang-min, Grant, Ha Chang-rae, and Park Seung-wook, with Hwang In-jae in goal.

The away team, Jeonbuk, lined up in a 4-1-4-1 formation. Cho Kyu-sung will lead the line, with Moon Sun-min, Hapa Silva, Lee Soo-bin, and Lee Dong-joon below him. Park Jin-seop will start in the defensive midfield. The back line is made up of Kim Jin-soo, Koo Ja-ryong, Chung Tae-wook, and Kim Moon-hwan, and the goalkeeper’s gloves are worn by Kim Jung-hoon.

The two teams engaged in a fierce offense from the beginning of the first half, as if to reward the gathering of the cloud crowd. Jeonbuk opened the scoring in the third minute of the first half with a shot from Moon Sun-min, but Pohang took control of the game after that. In the fifth minute, Ko Young-joon’s shot bounced off the post, and in the ninth minute, Zeca had a shot on goal but was ruled offside.

In the 11th minute, Jeonbuk’s luck ran out. Kim Moon-hwan, who started at right fullback, went off with a hamstring injury, and midfielder Ryu Jae-moon filled the void.

Pohang continued to push Jeonbuk with organized attacks. In the 17th minute, Shim Sang-min’s cross from the left flank was headed by Ko Young-joon, but Jeonbuk goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon cleared it away. Shortly afterward, Lee Seung-mo’s header from a corner kick by Go Young-joon went just wide of the goal.

Second-choice striker Baek Sung-dong also shined. He earned a free kick in the 30th minute with an unusual dribble, but his direct effort 메이저사이트 was blocked by Kim Jung-hoon. Pohang was plagued by ‘bad luck’. In the 36th minute, Zeca’s header following a corner kick by Baek Sung-dong hit the post. A minute later, Baek Sung-dong’s right-footed shot following a pass from Kim Seung-dae hit the crossbar.

Pohang made an early change in the 38th minute, removing Kim Seung-dae and introducing Kim In-sung. However, the first half ended goalless.

Jeonbuk took off Hapa Silva and introduced Song Min-gyu at the start of the second half. Song added a sharpness to Jeonbuk’s attack. In the sixth minute of the second half, Song Min-gyu’s low cross was met by Lee Dong-joon on a backheel in the box, but Pohang goalkeeper Hwang In-jae blocked it.

Pohang also showed its claws. In the 14th minute of the second half, Shim Sang-min’s dribble was followed by Zeca’s shot that was blocked by a defender. In the 15th minute, Pohang took off Baek Sung-dong and Lee Seung-mo to bring on Shin Kwang-hoon and Lee Ho-jae. Zeca stood on the left flank and Lee Ho-jae stood in the center.

In the 22nd minute of the second half, Pohang saw the fruits of its repeated knocking. Go Young-joon raced forward after perfectly beating Koo Ja-ryong. Entering the penalty box, Ko fired a right-footed shot that bounced off the goalkeeper’s hands and into the back of the net.

Just four minutes later, after breaking the 0-0 tie, Ko collapsed. The medical staff on the field drew scissor marks, and Ko was wheeled off the pitch on a cart. Pohang eventually took off Ko and Zeca two minutes later, replacing them with Kim Jun-ho and Wandelsson.

Jeonbuk’s finishing was not as delicate, with Cho Kyu-sung’s shot heading straight at the keeper. Pohang’s attack was sharper in the second half, with Kim In-sung and Wandelsson leading the charge. Jeonbuk pulled up their line after the 40th minute and launched an all-out attack, while Pohang stayed relatively backward.

Extra time saw a fierce battle for possession, but neither team found the back of the net, and Pohang ended the ‘feast’ in style.

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