Busan I-Park rose to second place.
Busan won 1-0 in the home game against Jeonnam Dragons in the 26th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 held at Gudeok Stadium in Busan on the 15th. Busan, which accumulated 44 points while continuing its undefeated streak of 4 consecutive games (3 wins, 1 draw), jumped two places from 4th to 2nd. The gap between the ‘leader’ Kim Cheon and the victory points was narrowed to 4.
Both teams desperately needed points. This is because Busan had to narrow the score gap with the top teams in order to chase the lead. Managers of both teams said, “If you block the opponent’s attack, chances will come,” but Busan laughed.
In addition, by increasing the number of wins at Gudeok Stadium this season from 2 wins and 1 draw to 3 wins and 1 draw, the good energy continued.
There was a lull until the 15th minute of the first half. Neither team was able to create sharp chances in the fierce midfield battle. Busan seized the opportunity first. In the 18th minute of the first half, Park Dong-jin, who received a short pass from Kim Chan in the penalty box, hit a shot, but it slightly missed the end of the right post.
Jeonnam did not see Balvidia. Being isolated from the opponent’s defense, it was not easy to create a chance. In the 28th minute of the first half, he attempted a cross after breaking through the left side, but goalkeeper Koo Sang-min came out first and handled it. Two minutes later, a surprise mid-range shot also went straight to the goalkeeper.
After that, Busan increased the ball possession and solved the game. However, Jeonnam’s defense had difficulty approaching the final third. At the end of the first half, Kang Sang-yoon hit a shot in the middle of the box, but Choi Bong-jin hurriedly blocked it.
The second half opened with Jeonnam Kim Soo-beom shooting a second ball after a header in the Busan camp. In the 4th minute of the second half, Kim Chan stabbed Park Dong-jin with a penetrating pass that depressurized the opponent’s defense. Afterwards, Park Dong-jin passed to Chan Kim again in the penalty box, and Chan Kim slipped and tried to touch the ball, but the timing wasn’t right.
Busan, which was in the mood, pushed forward. In the ninth minute of the second half, Eo Jeong-won’s cross from the left flank was headed by Park Dong-jin, but the goalkeeper blocked it.
Jeonnam took out a replacement card. Lee Seok-hyun and Choi Seong-jin were removed and Mikichi and Noh Kun-woo were put in. Busan also fired back. Except for Lim Min-hyeok, Kim Chan, and Jeong Won-jin, Choi Geon-joo, Yeoreum, and Lamas were added at the same time.
In the 20th minute of the second half, Choi Geon-joo rushed the pass that Park Dong-jin exquisitely stabbed at the half line, but the referee, who saw it as a simulation, brought out a yellow card.
Busan continued to take chances. Attacked the back space on the left. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Lamas received Kang Sang-yoon’s pass near the arc and hit a mid-range shot, but it flew slightly over the post bar. In Jeonnam, a minute later, Hanam hit a mid-range shot, but Koo Sang-min caught it from the front. Even his shot in the 32nd minute went slightly off the left post.안전놀이터
A game that culminated in a one-goal fight. The one who laughed was Busan. In the 35th minute of the second half, Lamas stabbed Park Dong-jin with an exquisite through pass, and Park Dong-jin, who fell due to Go Tae-hyun’s foul in the penalty box, earned a penalty kick (PK). Lamas stepped up as the kicker and calmly shook the net to give the team victory.
Jeonnam was unable to maintain the atmosphere of the previous game and took a step back in 7th place (34 points).
Meanwhile, managing director Cheon Kim scored 4 goals against E-Land in Seoul to secure a 4-0 victory, further solidifying his lead.