It was a match to rank first and second. Ulsan Hyundai and FC Seoul presented a fun match to the fans in a fierce battle.
Ulsan won 3-2 against Seoul in the 13th round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan at 2:30 pm on the 15th. Ulsan, who added 3 points, became 34 points and solidified their solo system. Seoul tied with Jeju United with 23 points, but kept the second place ahead of them in terms of multiple points.
The game was as fun as the score. The goal was scored by team play from the opening goal. In the 13th minute of the first half, Ulsan relieved Seoul’s forward pressure with Kim Young-kwon’s roving pass, and Lee Myung-jae penetrated into the space behind the left. Lee Myung-jae put up an accurate ground ball cross, and Martin Adam, who penetrated cleverly, pushed it effortlessly with his left foot. It was a team goal created by three players.
Seoul pursued Ulsan with a tactical change in the second half. The replacement card hit right away. Hwang Eui-jo took the ball from Lee Gyu-seong and passed it to Willian. Willian’s strong shot was blocked by Cho Hyeon-woo, but Kim Shin-jin pushed the second ball and split the net. The Ulsan defenders were worried about Hwang Ui-jo, but missed Kim Shin-jin, who came after him.
The high level of skill of the players was also a highlight. Cho Hyun-woo overcame the crisis by knocking out Seoul’s shots one after another. In the 22nd minute of the first half, the scene where he stretched out his body to block Palošević’s sharp free kick surprised fans. There was also Bako’s super play. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Lee Gyu-sung’s low cross was caught by Bakko and a fantastic volley was put in. Bako, who scored zero, scored a wonderful goal in the 22nd minute of the second half. When two Seoul defenders overlapped and failed to properly clear the cross, Bakko scored an additional goal with a powerful right-footed shot. 안전놀이터
As Seoul did not give up until the end, the game maintained tension until the end. Ki Sung-yueng’s diving header missed in the 43rd minute of the second half, and Hwang Ui-jo’s shot hit the crossbar in the 43rd minute of the second half. Park Soo-il’s mid-range shot in extra time in the second half was the highlight of the game.
Regardless of the result, the game was enough to give fans of both teams satisfaction. Ulsan and Seoul proved why they were ranked first and second. In particular, Seoul showed through the game that the recent rise is not a coincidence. The highlights posted after the game are also receiving a lot of favorable reviews. It was a great match that could further fuel the popularity of the K-League, which has increased this season.