As the season draws to a close, Daejeon Hana Citizen will look to win its first game in September.
The Daejeon Hana Citizen will host Suwon FC in the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 on September 1 at 7 p.m. at Daejeon World Cup Stadium. Currently, Daejeon is in eighth place in the league (37 points) with nine wins, 10 draws, and nine losses in 28 games.
Daejeon earned a point against Jeonbuk in the last round. Daejeon has been impressive lately, as they have been facing back-to-back games against teams in the top half of the league. First, Daejeon won 4-3 at home against FC Seoul on October 13. Thiago’s first-half brace gave them the lead, and back-to-back goals from Bae Joon-ho and Kang Yoon-sung in the second half secured a thrilling win.
In the next match against Pohang Steelers, they didn’t get a point, but they showed the tenacity to overcome a three-goal deficit. Against Jeonbuk Hyundai, they scored the first goal and took a point after a good performance. As of Round 28, the team has secured four points from its three-game series against second-place Pohang, third-place Jeonbuk, and fifth-place Seoul, and has scored eight goals.
They now have just five games left before the end of the regular round. With the exception of Ulsan Hyundai, all of Daejeon’s remaining games are against lower-ranked teams, so they need to pick up as many points as possible. Currently, Daejeon is only three points behind sixth-ranked Incheon United, which has a Final Round A spot. Notably, Daejeon is currently ranked fourth in goals scored with 43 points in 28 games. In the event of a tie, teams are ranked by goal difference, which gives them an advantage.
That’s why they’ll be looking for a win in this match as well. Daejeon won 2-1 in their last meeting with Suwon FC. In that match, Daejeon took Suwon into their own backyard and took the lead with a goal from Masa in the first 15 minutes. A late goal from Jeon Byung-kwan in the 11th minute put the game out of reach for Suwon FC. The win avenged a 3-5 defeat in the first meeting in early April on the road.
Back then, Daejeon went into halftime with a 2-0 lead, but conceded back-to-back goals in the second half to lose. At home, however, they showed a more focused and stronger side. This time around, they’ll be looking to continue their winning ways at home.
A key player for them is Cho Yoo-min, who is back from injury. Cho joined Daejeon last season. He was named captain upon joining the team and led the squad as a leader on and off the field. He was also a key member of the Daejeon defense, appearing in 35 matches in the K League 2.
In particular, Cho scored a whopping seven goals from set-piece attacks such as corner kicks and free kicks, earning him the nickname “the goal-scoring defender. His performances earned him a call-up to the South Korean national soccer team and a spot on the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This season, he was still a mainstay after the promotion. He had scored two goals in 12 K League 1 matches.
However, Cho was sidelined with an injury in mid-May against Daegu FC. After recovering, Cho made his long-awaited return against Jeonbuk, coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half. He made his long-awaited comeback by coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half against Jeonbuk. With a crucial match ahead, Cho’s return is a welcome addition to the defense.
Meanwhile, the game will be preceded by the ‘Chimac Festival’, where fans will be treated to chicken and beer for the Friday night game.토토사이트
The first 3,000 fans to visit the booth in South Gate Plaza on game day will receive a free Kelly’s draft beer and the first 1,200 fans will receive a free marinated chicken. In addition, fans in E seats will receive face masks, and those who purchase at the MD Shop will receive a K League Panini player card.
The match between Daejeon Hana Citizen and Suwon FC at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on September 1 at 7 p.m. can be booked through Hana Bank’s mobile application ‘Hana OneQ’.