The race for the top spot in the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 has taken an unexpected turn. Busan I-Park caught Gimcheon Sangmu and pulled within one point of the leaders. 안전카지노사이트 Busan’s unwavering focus in the match really stands out.
Busan, led by head coach Park Jin-seop, won 2-0 against Gimcheon in the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Gudeok Stadium in Busan at 7:30 pm on the 29th. In the match, Busan pulled within one point of leader Gimcheon thanks to relay goals from Sung Ho-young in the 43rd minute and Lim Min-hyuk in the 34th minute.
As the season moves into the mid-to-late stages, Busan’s strength has been on full display. They have been winning more and more games with a narrow one-goal lead. Prior to the game against Gimcheon, Busan had won 13 games in total, nine of which were one-goal victories. Not only that. Since the win over Gyeongnam FC on May 21, seven of their eight wins have been one-goal victories. It’s quite remarkable to see this kind of focus during a time when players’ stamina and focus are quickly depleted as we move into the heat wave.
Speaking to the media before the game, Park praised the players’ ability to stay focused. While it would have been nice to see a more comfortable victory with an offense that could have scored two or three goals, it’s certainly commendable to come away with three points from a tough game. Considering how many other teams have dropped points during the heatwave, it’s great to see Busan’s pace in the chase to somehow spur Gimcheon on.
It was also on display in the match against Gimcheon, which was played with a four-point lead. Busan, who took the initiative in this match by creating several chances early on, rattled the Gimcheon goal in the 43rd minute with a left-footed volley from Sung Ho-young after an early cross from the left flank by Lim Min-hyuk. Sung’s shot was a bit inaccurate, but it was exquisitely bound and headed into the corner where Gimcheon goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong could do nothing.
The one-goal lead was actually unnerving for Gimcheon, which has recently been known for its fiery offense, especially in the second half, when it can produce 4-0 blowouts. In fact, Gimcheon pulled out all of its attacking cards in the second half, including Kim Min-joon, Kim Hyun-wook, and Politician, and tortured the Busan defense. The loss of Jo Wi-je, the core of the Busan defense, was also a worrying factor for Busan. However, they held on, especially when Lee Hando made a fantastic clean tackle in the 30th minute of the second half to prevent Gimcheon goalkeeper Cho Young-wook from scoring.
Busan then scored the goal that put an end to the match. In the 34th minute, Lim Min-hyuk drove a wedge with a powerful right-footed shot from Kang Sang-yoon’s cutback on the right. Even with the game on the line, the team didn’t let their guard down and kept a clean sheet. Busan stabilized their defense, which had conceded two goals in the previous two matches, to secure a comfortable victory.