‘Valdivia Final Four’ Jeonnam wins 2-1 over Gimpo… Escape from 5 consecutive away defeats

Jeonnam Dragons won 2-1 against Gimpo FC in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 at the Gimpo Solter Soccer Stadium on May 25.안전놀이터

With the win, Jeonnam improved to 7 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses with 24 points. Gimpo failed to add a point and remained on 27 points with seven wins, six draws and three losses.

Gimpo played a 3-5-2 tactic. Lewis and Son Seok-yong formed the front two, with Kim Yi-seok, Pablo, and Lee Kang-yeon in the midfield. Seo Jae-min and Kim Sung-min were flanked by Kim Tae-han, Kim Min-ho, and Cho Sung-kwon in the back four. The goalkeeper was Park Cheong-hyo.

Jeonnam played with a 4-1-4-1 tactic. Hanam-ah played as the frontline striker, while Valdivia, Yoo Hei-Hey, Park Sung-yeol, and Plana were in the second line. Jung Ho-jin played as a defensive midfielder, while Kim Soo-beom, Choi Hee-won, Ji-ha, and Lee Kyu-hyuk formed the back four. Ahn Jun-soo was in goal.

Jeonnam scored the first goal to take control of the game. Jeonnam applied strong forward pressure and looked for attacking opportunities. Jeong Ho-jin stole the opponent’s defensive ball and ran to Kim Gim-jin before scoring with a powerful right-footed shot, giving Jeonnam a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute.

Gimpo introduced Kim Jong-seok in place of Lee Kang-yeon, who was injured in the 32nd minute. Gimpo responded immediately. In the 33rd minute, Luis scored with a header off a corner kick from Pablo Munjeon on the left side, making it 1-1.

At the start of the second half, Jeonnam removed Park Sung-yeon and introduced Noh Gun-woo. Both Gimpo and Jeonnam pressed hard and tried to score another goal. In the 13th minute of the second half, Jeonnam attempted a shot after a quick breakthrough in the opponent’s box by Yoo Hei. The Gimpo goalkeeper made a good save, but Yoo Hei continued to move aggressively in search of a goal.

Gimpo also fought back. After a quick counterattack, Son Seok-yong attempted a left-footed shot that went wide of the goal. Gimpo tried to score another goal with aggressive forward passing. They put pressure on their opponents with accurate passes from the back to the midfield.

In the 21st minute of the second half, Gimpo removed Son Seok-yong and Kim Yi-seok and introduced Park Kwang-il and Joo Ning-you to strengthen their attack. Jeonnam also removed Hanam and Jeong Ho-jin in the 22nd minute and sent on Choo Sang-hoon and Lee Hui-kwon. Jeonnam tried to shoot after a quick breakthrough by substitute Choo Sang-hoon, but it went straight at the goalkeeper.

Gimpo suffered a setback when substitute Joo Ning-yo was injured, so Gimpo brought on Kim Jong-min and Min Sung-yeon in the 28th minute. Following Pablo, Gimpo tried a shot from Min Sung-yeon, but it was blocked by Jeonnam goalkeeper Ahn Jun-soo.

Needing a win at home, Gimpo came out aggressively. Jeonnam kept up the pressure and tried to score another goal. Gimpo had a chance when Pablo penetrated the space behind the defense but was ruled offside.

Jeonnam secured a thrilling victory when Balbidia scored the winning goal in stoppage time.

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