Daegu, who cried at ‘Lee Seung-woo click’, won with ‘Sejingya click’

Daegu FC, nicknamed “Click Soccer,” took a 1-0 lead with a brilliant one-timer, but Suwon FC’s Lee Seung-woo threw cold water on Daegu’s hopes with another one-timer. However, “King of Daegu” Sejingya’s one-timer at the end of the second half secured a miraculous victory.

Daegu won 3-1 at home against Suwon FC in the 18th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at DGB Daegu Bank Park in Daegu at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Recently, Daegu’s soccer has become a hot topic. It’s a nickname given by soccer fans to the team’s ability to score a ‘1-0’ victory with a single click of a mouse after withstanding the opponent’s onslaught. Of Daegu’s six wins up to this point, four of them were 1-0 victories (vs. Daejeon twice, Suwon Samsung, and Seoul). Furthermore, all six wins were clean sheets, indicating that Daegu’s simple soccer style of creating scoring chances with two or three quick passes worked well.

Before the game, Daegu head coach Choi Won-kwon said, “I think it’s good that the team’s football is becoming an image. To make it better, we need to produce results. We have a lot of 1-0 wins, so they call them ‘clicks,’ but we’ll score a lot of goals so we can have ‘clicks, clicks, clicks’. We have a philosophy of stopping the opponent from doing well, so we emphasize defense. I’m going to play ‘click soccer’ to win,” he said with a laugh.

On this day, Daegu was also attacked by Suwon FC. In the 14th minute of the first half, Park Chul-woo received a pass from Yoon Beom-garam on the left side of the Daegu penalty box and immediately took a left-footed shot, which hit the left post of the Daegu goal. Then, the ball flowed to the center and Yoon Beom-garam connected with a right-footed shot, but it went wide of the right side of the goal and Daegu escaped the crisis.

Daegu also had their share of missed scoring opportunities. In the 28th minute, Vasellus dribbled past the Suwon FC defense with a one-touch pass from Sejingya, and in a one-on-one opportunity with the keeper, Vasellus shot with his right foot into the arms of Suwon FC goalkeeper Park Bae-jong. In the 29th minute, Daegu’s Lee Jin-yong, who threw himself forward and pressed, blocked Suwon FC goalkeeper Park Bae-jong’s pass with a tackle, but the ball hit the right post of the Suwon FC goal and deflected away.

In the end, the first half ended without a goal, and Daegu was heavily outnumbered in shots with 2 to Suwon FC’s 8. In the second half, Daegu was looking forward to the famous ‘click’.

Daegu and ‘click’ were destined. In the end, the long-awaited shot came. In the fourth minute of the second half, Daegu’s Lee Jin-yong received a throw-in from the right flank and sent a long right-footed pass to Edgar, who was standing in front of the Suwon FC box. Edgar dropped it to his chest, and Vaselus caught it from the front of the penalty arc and hit a left-footed shot. The shot went into the low right corner of the Suwon FC goal to give Daegu a 1-0 lead. From Lee Jin-yong’s long pass to Vassellus’ shot, only three times did the ball touch a foot in the scoring process. It was a click. 안전놀이터

But Daegu wasn’t the only one to click. On the Suwon FC side, Lee Seung-woo got the game back on track with a goal. In the 31st minute of the second half, a long pass from behind was headed into the box by Ras in front of the Daegu penalty arc. Lee Seung-woo used his feet to beat the defense and finish with his right foot to tie the game at 1-1. Second goal of the league. It was a ‘click’ from Lee Seung-woo, with a process almost similar to Daegu Vassellus’ first goal.

However, Daegu had the ‘King’ in Sejingya. In the 44th minute of the second half, during a Daegu counterattack, Hwang Jae-won sent in a cross from the right side with his right foot, and Sejingya rushed into the box and scored a diving header to make it 2-1. Daegu won 3-1 in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time when Hwang Jae-won scored on a counterattack after receiving a pass from Sejingya.

It looked like Daegu was going to tie the game, but ‘King of Daegu’ Sejingya’s performance gave them a theater victory.

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