K-League 2 Gimpo FC went on an 7-game undefeated streak, opening up an opportunity to challenge for promotion for the first time in the second year since the team was founded.
Gimpo defeated Jeonnam 2-1 in the Hana One Q K League 2 2023 Round 36 home game held at Gimpo Salter Soccer Stadium on the 22nd.
Gimpo, ranked 3rd, has been undefeated in 7 games (5 wins, 2 draws), including 2 recent league wins in a row, and recorded 59 points, putting pressure on 2nd place Gimcheon Sangmu (61 points) ahead of today’s game.
Gimpo, which participated in the semi-professional K3 League but switched to a professional club last year and debuted in K League 2, was ranked 8th. With 3 games left in the regular league this season, Gimpo is 11 points ahead of 6th place Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province (48 points), with at least 5 points. secured the top.
In K League 2, 5th place is the Maginot Line to challenge for promotion. In this season’s K League 2, each team will play 36 regular league games, with the winning team advancing directly to the first division, and the second division team advancing to the promotion playoffs against the 11th-place team in K League 1.
In addition, one of the teams ranked 3rd to 5th in the K League 2 regular league will advance to the promotion play-offs against the 10th place in K League 1. 4th and 5th places will play semi-playoffs first, and then the winner will face the 3rd place team, and the winning team will play for promotion. Take an off ticket. Jeonnam ranked 7th with 47 points. There was a 3-point gap with 5th place Gyeongnam FC (50 points).
Jeonnam took the lead first with Lee Yong-jae’s diving header following Park Tae-yong’s left corner kick in the 26th minute of the first half. However, in the 43rd minute of the first half, Park Gyeong-rok received a pass from Yoon Min-ho and fired a right-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area, putting Gimpo in balance.
Afterwards, the situation continued to be tense, but the sending off of Jeonnam defender Kim Soo-beom in the middle of the second half became a major variable in the situation. Kim Soo-beom, who was engaged in a war of nerves with opposing player Jang Yun-ho, hit the head of Gimpo Kim Ie-seok, who had come to stop him, and was initially given a warning, which was later changed to a red card through the referee’s on-field review, putting Jeonnam at a disadvantage in numbers.스포츠토토
Gimpo, who had one more player, eventually turned the tide in the 42nd minute of the second half. Lewis sent a low cross from the left side of the penalty area, and Kim Iseok finished it with his right foot from the center, scoring the comeback winning goal.
About two minutes later, Jeonnam Valdivia almost scored a ‘theatrical equalizer’ with a spectacular free kick, but the goal was canceled after a foul was pointed out by the attacker through video referee (VAR).
At Cheongju Stadium, Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, and Gyeongnam, tied 1-1. Gyeongnam, ranked 5th, was unable to widen the gap with the chasing teams, and Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, continued its pursuit by jumping to 6th place, 2 points behind Gyeongnam.
After Lee Min-hyung’s first goal from Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province in the 13th minute of the first half, the score barely changed, but in the 43rd minute of the second half, Gyeongnam balanced the score with Mo Jae-hyun’s penalty kick goal, giving both teams one point.