Pohang fails to catch up to Ulsan, busy Suwon FC

Pohang-Ulsan draw 0-0 at Pohang Steel Yard
Suwon FC-Seoul, 1-all draw after sharing a goal each

The second-place Pohang Steelers failed to close the gap on first-place Ulsan Hyundai in the K League 1. Busy Suwon FC and FC Seoul also shared a point.

Pohang and Ulsan

Played to a 0-0 draw in the 32nd round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at Pohang Steel Yard on Tuesday.

Pohang extended its unbeaten streak to 11 matches (5 wins, 6 draws) but failed to close the gap on Ulsan. Pohang finished second in the league with 15 wins, 13 draws and four losses for 58 points. Ulsan remained atop the league with 20 W, 6 D, 6 L, and 66 points.

The hosts were unable to find the back of the net despite a strong first half. In the 30th minute, Zeca’s left-footed mid-range shot went over the crossbar.

In the 32nd minute, Zeca won the ball after a scuffle and rattled the net with a right-footed shot, but the goal was disallowed as Ulsan defender Lim Jong-jeon was judged to have tripped the ball before the shot. Zeca put his head in his hands in disappointment.

Pohang increased their attacking numbers and looked for the first goal, but the first half ended goalless.

As the score remained 0-0, Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong introduced Hong Yun-sang in the 12th minute of the second half to show his intention to score first. In the 38th minute, Hong Yun-sang hit a right-footed mid-range shot that beat the goalkeeper, but the ball hit the crossbar.

Ulsan also tried to counterattack with Bako and others, but could not create a goal.

In the second half of added time, Pohang’s Aubertan’s mid-range shot was saved by Ulsan goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo. The match ended in a scoreless draw.

At the same time, the match between Suwon FC and FC Seoul at Suwon Sports Complex ended in a 1-1 draw.

Suwon FC

Who were desperate for points to avoid the relegation zone, only managed to pick up a point. Suwon FC remains in 10th place in the league with 8 wins, 6 draws, 18 losses, and 30 points.

Seoul, who needed a win to secure a spot in Final A (1-6), also had to settle for a point. Seoul remained in fourth place with 47 points from 12 wins, 11 draws, and nine losses.

The first goal came from the home team, Suwon FC. Seoul striker Kim Shin-jin was penalized for pulling his jersey inside his own penalty box. Suwon FC’s Lopez converted the penalty in the 28th minute. It was Lopez’s first goal of the season.

Seoul tied the game at 1-1 in the 35th minute. Ki Sung-yueng’s surprise left-footed mid-range shot deflected off a Suwon FC defender and into the back of the net.

From there, both teams continued to battle for the three points, but no goals were forthcoming. Lee Seung-woo’s right-footed shot from right in front of the Seoul goal went over the crossbar. In the last minute of the second half, Seoul’s Ilyuchenko attempted a header off a corner kick that also went over the crossbar. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. 카지노사이트존

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