Daejeon Hana Citizen striker Yoo Kang-hyun, who even shed tears when a goal was canceled two months ago, thrilled fans by scoring the season’s biggest goal at a critical moment.
In the 31st round match against Suwon Samsung held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 23rd, Daejeon won 3-1 thanks to Kim In-gyun’s first goal, Yoo Kang-hyun’s additional goal, and Thiago’s key goal, making it four games. The monk succeeded in escaping.
With 14,810 spectators attending the stadium on this day, Daejeon got off to a good start by scoring two goals in the first half alone. In the 14th minute of the first half, left-back Seo Young-jae’s shot that entered the penalty box was blocked by the goalkeeper, and Kim In-gyun scored his 7th league goal by slotting in the second ball.
In the 34th minute of the first half, Yoo Kang-hyun received a sharp pass from defender Jo Yu-min, beat the goalkeeper, and then calmly scored to widen the lead. With this goal, Yoo Kang-hyun scored his K League 1 debut goal and his first goal of the season in 20 league games this season.
Daejeon goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun also showed a great save to help the team win. In the extra time of the first half, Suwon was awarded a penalty kick and Daejeon was in danger of conceding a goal, but Lee Chang-geun did not allow a goal as he read the direction of kicker An Byeong-jun’s shot accurately.
In the second half, Daejeon narrowly gave up a chasing goal to Suwon’s key midfielder Kazuki in the 12th minute of the second half, but was awarded a penalty kick due to a handball foul by Suwon defender Park Dae-won in extra time in the second half. Thiago, who replaced Yoo Kang-hyeon in the second half, successfully completed the goal, putting a wedge in the win.토토사이트
Thiago also scored his 14th league goal with a penalty kick that day, igniting the competition for top scorer in K League 1. With his key goal against Suwon, Thiago is now the league’s leading scorer with 14 goals along with Joo Min-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai).
With a 3-1 win over Suwon, Daejeon added 3 points to reach 41 points (10 wins, 11 draws, 10 losses). The ranking is still 8th in the league, but Jeonbuk Hyundai in 6th place, which is the final A (higher league) Maginot line, has 43 points (12 wins, 7 draws, 11 losses), so there is still a possibility of making it to the semifinals. On the other hand, Suwon, which failed to accumulate points, maintained 22 points (5 wins, 7 draws, 19 losses) and 12th place (bottom place) in the league.
Yoo Kang-hyun, who attended the press conference as a Distinguished Player even after the game was over, said, “It was a very important game, and the players’ will to win was strong, and I am happy that we were able to win in front of so many fans.”
He added, “Even though I hadn’t scored for a long time, I really wanted to repay the coach, fans, and teammates for waiting and cheering me on,” adding, “It’s great that not only did I score a goal, but the team was able to win.”
Regarding the scoring situation, Yoo Kang-hyun said, “First of all, (Cho) Yu-min’s pass was very good, and the goalkeeper came out with speed, so it was easy to beat it. The play came out automatically rather than thinking,” and gave the ball to a teammate who made a good pass. I turned it.
Yoo Kang-hyun scored 19 goals in Asan, South Chungcheong Province in K League 2 last season and was the top scorer in K League 2. Daejeon, who were promoted to the first division at the end of the season, immediately signed Yoo Kang-hyun. Yoo Kang-hyun debuted on the K League 1 stage for the first time since his professional debut, but suffered a long scoring drought and scored his K League 1 debut goal at a key moment, scoring the team’s fourth consecutive goal. The monk was cut off.
Yoo Kang-hyun hit the net against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 22nd round of the league last July, but the score was canceled due to an offside decision as a result of video review (VAR), and when the game ended in a 2-2 draw, Yoo Kang-hyun even shed tears in disappointment, so Daejeon fans and teammates were sincere. We congratulated Yoo Kang-hyeon on his goal.
When Yoo Kang-hyun finally scored his long-awaited first goal of the season against Suwon, he ran to the stands, held a celebration, and shared his joy with his teammates. After the game, Daejeon fans chanted Yoo Kang-hyun’s name in unison.
Regarding the fans chanting his name, Yoo Kang-hyeon expressed his gratitude to the fans, saying, “I cried during the Jeonbuk game, but now I’m just happy. I wasn’t the only one who scored a goal, so I’m thankful they called my name.”
When asked why he kissed the crowd, he explained, “My girlfriend and her parents came. They supported me a lot when I was having a hard time, so I was able to overcome it mentally.”
Regarding coach Lee Min-seong and his teammates who cheered and supported him until the goal was scored, he said, “As much as I waited (for the goal), the players also waited. I think they were happier than me. As a striker, I don’t remember because I didn’t score.” “I couldn’t erase it, but (Coach Lee Min-seong) told me to focus on the game and do it naturally, so I was able to concentrate more calmly on the game.”
Yoo Kang-hyun, who scored the season’s biggest goal, is now scheduled to leave for the away game against Gangwon FC on the 1st to play the 32nd round of the league. Attention is being paid to whether Yoo Kang-hyun, riding on the momentum, can score against Suwon and Gangwon, bringing in three points and taking one step closer to advancing to the top split that fans hope for.
With determination for the remaining season, Yoo Kang-hyun said, “There were more games where I appeared as a substitute than as a starter, and I learned a lot.” He added, “If you can help the team that played a few minutes have a good flow, you can win, and like today, you can score a goal.” “I think it would be perfect if I added it,” he said.