It was a strange game that Gwangju FC lost.
Gwangju lost 0-1 in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 31st round match against Jeonbuk Hyundai held at Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 24th.
From Gwangju’s perspective, this is a result that leaves much to be desired. Previously, Gwangju had 3 consecutive wins and undefeated in 10 consecutive games (5 wins, 5 draws). They are creating a sensation, rising to 3rd place with 48 points. If they win this game, they will record the club’s longest winning streak in the first division and solidify their place in third place.
The content of the game was also good. Gwangju was three times ahead of Jeonbuk in the number of shots taken in 90 minutes, 15 to 5. There were more than twice as many effective shots (7 to 3). There was also a big difference in ball possession. Gwangju held the ball for a much longer time, 69 to 31. In fact, when Gwangju pounded throughout the game, Jeonbuk continued to play defense. Jeonbuk built a defense with three backs, in fact five backs, and focused on preventing goals from being conceded with the guard raised.
Although they played an overwhelming game, Gwangju was not lucky. The decisive shot either hit the goalpost or missed slightly, failing to result in a score. To make matters worse, in the 22nd minute of the second half, Ahn Hyun-beom’s lucky goal, which was close to an own goal, was scored in a set piece situation, allowing Gwangju to take the lead. Afterwards, Gwangju continued to look for opportunities to score, but ultimately lost without being able to open the goal.
Before the game, Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo said, “Our standards have risen. We are the third place team. “I wanted to win with my skills,” he said. “I didn’t like the games against Seoul and Ulsan. I got lucky. I told them not to play the game after scoring a goal. “I decided to win today with my skills,” he said, expressing his desire to gain not only the results of the game but also the content. Contrary to coach Lee’s expectations, Gwangju only got the content, not the results.스포츠토토
On the one hand, it was a game that showed how much Jeonbuk was afraid of Gwangju. Jeonbuk has the most spectacular squad in the league. Although there are currently many injuries and 5 players have been sent to the Asian Games national team, it is not easy for the team’s performance to be this bad. It can be said that the victory on this day was in fact a result of great luck.
To top it all off, Coach Lee asked the reporters a question, saying, “I’m curious about Coach Petrescu’s salary.” This means that Jeonbuk’s performance was that bad. Coach Petrescu said, “It is a valuable victory. Gwangju took possession, but our defense was also good. We came together as a team. “It’s good to get out of a draw,” he said. “In a game like the final, the process and content are important, but the result is the most important. From Jeonbuk’s perspective, it’s all finals. He was satisfied, saying, “It is important that we won against Gwangju, who had a good performance recently,” but it is true that we were completely defeated in terms of content.
It can also be interpreted to mean that Gwangju’s status has changed accordingly. Coach Lee said, “I expected Jeonbuk to come down. I guess I’ll just have to get used to it now. We are in 3rd place. Doesn’t this mean that you acknowledge us? “It’s a disappointing game, but I think Gwangju’s value has increased so I want to think positively,” he said, emphasizing that we need to overcome the opponent’s defensive approach.