Incheon beat Jeju United 2-1 in the 30th round of the Hana One-Q K League 1 2023 at Incheon Football Stadium at 2 p.m. on the 16th.
As a result, Incheon, which was disappointed by its defeat against Pohang, rose to sixth place with 43 points (11 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses). Incheon lost 0-2 at home to Pohang before the A match break, stopping its unbeaten streak in three games (2 wins and 1 draw).
Now, Incheon will go on a pleasant expedition to Yokohama F. Marinos Japan on the 19th. After finishing fourth last season, Incheon advanced to the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) for the first time in 20 years after its foundation through the playoffs.
On the other hand, Jeju’s winless march continued to four games (1 draw and 3 losses). He also maintained his ninth place with 35 points (9 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses).
For the home team Incheon, led by head coach Cho Sung-hwan, Kim Bo-seop and Hernandez were at the forefront, while Min Kyung-hyun, Lee Myung-joo, Moon Ji-hwan, Kim Do-hyuk and Kim Joon-yeop were thickly placed in the middle. Delbridge, Kim Dong-min, and Oh Ban-seok formed a three-back defense, while Kim Dong-heon defended the goal.
Coach Nam Ki-il’s Jeju team was joined by Kwon Soon-ho, Hayes, and Han Jong-moo on the offensive line, while Koo Ja-cheol and Kim Bong-soo took charge of the midfield. Lee Joo-yong and Ahn Tae-hyun were placed on both sides, while Song Joo-hoon, Lim Chae-min and Yeon Je-woon defended with three backs. Kim Dong-joon wore the goalkeeper gloves.
The game was pushed by Jeju from the beginning. Hayes, Yeon Je-woon, Hernandez, and Han Jong-moo steadily threatened Incheon’s defense. It was not until the 15th minute of the first half that Kim Bo-seop hit the first shot and started to change the atmosphere.
Incheon, which had been pushed back in the 29th minute of the first half, scored the first goal with Lee Myung-joo’s toes. Min Kyung-hyun passed to Kim Do-hyuk, who was entering the left box, and Kim Do-hyuk passed to Lee Myung-joo, who was rushing to the center with his left foot.
Lee Myung-joo controlled the ball once in the penalty arc and then split the goal with a powerful right-footed shot. It was the moment when Lee Myung-joo’s second goal of the season and Kim Do-hyuk’s third assist were completed.
Jeju, which gave up the first goal, immediately took out Kwon Soon-ho and Han Jong-moo and put in Seo Jin-soo and Jonatan Ring to change the atmosphere. However, Jeju failed to score an equalizer and finished the first half 0-1.
The replacement effect came in the second half. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Seo Jin-soo beat Incheon defenders and stabbed Kim Seung-seop. Kim Seung-seop also replaced Song Joo-hoon in the 11th minute of the second half.
Kim Seung-seop, who broke through the defense and faced the goalkeeper, finished shooting stably. Kim Seung-seop and Seo Jin-soo both scored their second goal and second assist of the season.
Incheon, which put Shin Jin-ho in the half-time of the second half, put in Gerso and Mugosa one after another after giving up the equalizer to aim for another goal. Then in the extra time of the second half, Hernandez succeeded in a dramatic mid-range shot. Hernandez split Incheon’s goal with a picturesque right-footed shot from the corner of the left box. Hernandez scored his fifth goal of the season and Shin Jin-ho scored his second assist. The goal became the winning goal and the decisive goal.