The first game of Final A where the winner was not decided… Incheon Gerso first goal → Pohang Zeka PK equalizer
“It’s unfortunate that we didn’t win even though we had the opportunity to turn the tables, but I’m glad we got at least one point. I think we can go to Japan (ACL Urawa away) feeling better than losing.” (Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong)
“I prepared well for two weeks to get a good result in Final A, but I am very disappointed with the result. I wish we had scored an additional goal in the first half. We need the strength to maintain our performance for the entire 90 minutes.” (Incheon coach Jo Seong-hwan) Professional
soccer K League 1 Pohang Steelers and Incheon United shared 1 point in the first match of Final A.
The two teams drew 1-1 in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Final A 34th round match held at Pohang Steel Yard on the 20th, with Incheon’s Gerso scoring a goal in the first half and Pohang’s Zeka scoring a goal in the second half.토토사이트
Pohang broke the scoreless streak of the last three games, but has gone winless (3 draws, 1 loss) in the last 4 games in a row.
Although they maintained second place with 59 points, they were unable to significantly reduce the gap with leader Ulsan Hyundai (67 points), which has not yet played the 34th round.
Incheon continued its 5-game undefeated streak (2 wins, 3 draws) and moved up one place to 5th place (49 points, 39 points), ahead of Daegu FC (49 points, 38 points).
Pohang, who had Wandelsson and Oberdan out for the season due to injuries at the end of the regular round, put Jeka at the forefront and was supported by Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Ko Young-jun and others.
With Mugosa, who returned to Korea after completing his schedule with the Montenegro national team, excluded from the roster and Shin Jin-ho and Delbridge left due to injury, Incheon placed Gerso and Hernández at the forefront of the attack.
Incheon scored the first goal in the 26th minute of the first half.
Kim Dong-heon’s long kick went straight to the right side where Gerso had started to rush in, and when Pohang goalkeeper Hwang In-jae, who came forward to block it, failed to properly handle the ball, Gerso aimed for an empty spot and hit a left-footed shot.
Pohang, who started the second half by replacing Jeong Jae-hee with Kim In-seong and sending out Kim Jong-woo and Shim Sang-min instead of Kim Jun-ho and Shin Gwang-hoon in the 15th minute of the second half, balanced the game with a penalty kick in the 32nd minute.
A penalty kick was called after Zeka fell in a collision with Incheon defender Kim Dong-min. Zeka, who took the kick, had his shot blocked by Kim Dong-heon, but it was ruled that Kim Dong-heon’s foot fell off the line before Zeka kicked, so it was kicked again. Zeka did not miss the second attempt and scored his 11th goal of the season with a right-footed shot.
At the end of the second half, Pohang replaced Kim In-seong with Hong Yun-sang and continued their fierce offensive attack, but both Hong Yun-sang’s shots in the 42nd minute of the second half and Ko Young-jun’s shots in the 44th minute of the second half were blocked by Kim Dong-heon and hit the ground.