Pohang held off Suwon FC to put pressure on first-place Ulsan Hyundai. It extended their unbeaten streak to nine matches.
Pohang hosted Suwon FC in the 30th round of the Hana WonQ K League 1 at the Pohang Steel Yard at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, winning 2-0.
With the result, Pohang improved to 15 wins, 11 draws and four losses with 56 points, closing the gap to five points on leaders Ulsan Hyundai (61 points), who have played one game less.
Ulsan will next face Daejeon Hana Citizens at 7 p.m. tonight.
Suwon FC, which failed to pick up a point, remained in 10th place with eight wins, five draws and 17 losses and 29 points.온라인바카라
Pohang started Zeca, Kim Seung-dae, Yoon Min-ho, Hong Yun-sang, Oberdan, Kim Jun-ho, Shin Kwang-hoon, Ha Chang-rae, Grant, Wandelsson, and Hwang In-jae (goalkeeper).
In response, Suwon FC sent out Kang Min-seong, Lee Kwang-hyuk, Kim Hyun, Kim Sun-min, Lee Young-jae, Lee Seung-woo, Shin Se-jin, Hugo Gomes, Oh In-pyo, Jung Dong-ho, and Labor Gun (goalkeepers).
After an exploratory start, Pohang scored the first goal in the 28th minute. Zeca got a foot on Wandelsson’s cross from the left and rattled the net.
Zeca completed his multi-goal performance. In the 44th minute, after breaking down the Suwon FC flank on his own on the halfway line, Zeca fired a low, quick shot from no angle to open the scoring.
Pohang was the first to pull out the substitute card. In the 37th minute, they took off Kang Min-sung and brought on Bautersson.
The first half ended with Pohang leading 2-0.
At the start of the second half, Pohang made another substitution. They sent on Kim Jong-woo and Kim In-sung in place of Yoon Min-ho and Hong Yun-sang. Ten minutes later, they took off Kim Jun-ho and Shin Kwang-hoon and brought on Han Chan-hee and Park Seung-wook.
Suwon FC also brought on Park Chul-woo for Lee Kwang-hyuk in the 11th minute of the second half.
As the teams continued to battle in vain, they made another substitution. In the 28th minute of the second half, Suwon FC introduced Choi Bo-Kyung, Jang Jae-Woong, and Kim Joo-Yeop after removing Shin Shin, Kim Hyun, and Oh In-Pyo. Pohang gave Lee Ho-jae a chance in place of the ‘multi-goal’ Zeca.
Pohang aimed for a wedge goal. In the 36th minute, Kim Jong-woo took a quick shot from the front of the arc, but it bounced off the defense.
In the 38th minute, Pohang missed a crucial chance. Lee Ho-jae, who caught a short pass from behind by Kim Jong-woo, had a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper, but was denied by a super save.
Suwon FC, who pushed for a late equalizer, was unable to capitalize and watched Pohang win the match.
The match ended with a clean sheet and a two-goal victory for Pohang.