Last-place Suwon Samsung has lost its first game since entering the Final Round B of professional soccer’s K League 1.
FC Seoul defeated Gangwon FC 2-1 thanks to Ji Dong-won, who scored his first goal in 805 days, while Daejeon Hana Citizen drew with Suwon FC thanks to Thiago’s equalizer to secure their place in the 안전카지노사이트 K League 1.
Suwon lost 0-2 away to Jeju United in the 34th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Jeju World Cup Stadium on Nov. 22.
Suwon, who had narrowly secured a point after five consecutive defeats, suffered another defeat in the first match of the final round, failing to change their position at the bottom of the table with six wins, seven draws and 21 points (25).
As a result, it was impossible for Suwon to stay in the regular season. At the very least, they will have to hope for survival through the promotion playoffs (PO). On the same day, 11th-ranked Gangwon (26 points) lost 1-2 to Seoul (50 points), keeping their goal difference at one point.
Jeju snapped a four-game losing streak and recorded a valuable win, moving to 10W8D16L (38 points), six points clear of 10th-place Suwon FC (32 points) in the promotion PO. Jeju can avoid automatic relegation even if they lose all their remaining matches.
The game was easily decided early on. Jeju took the lead in the third minute of the first half when Kim Gun-woong finished from mid-range off a rebound from a set piece. Jeju added another goal in the 25th minute when Yuri Jonatan headed in a cross from Lee Ki Hyuk.
Suwon pushed up the line and tried to counterattack throughout the second half, but the defensive-minded Jeju didn’t show any signs of letting up. Suwon lost momentum in the 35th minute when Jeon Jin-woo’s shot on a crucial chance after receiving a pass from Mulicic sailed high.
Jeju looked to add one more goal in the 45th minute when Jonatan headed home, but the goal was disallowed due to a foul just before the header. In the end, Jeju defeated last-place Suwon 2-0.
The match between Seoul and Gangwon, played on the same day at Seoul World Cup Stadium, ended in a 2-1 victory for the home team.
Seoul, which has already secured its place in the competition, has 13 wins, 11 draws and 10 losses (50 points). Seoul has more points than sixth-placed Daegu FC and fifth-placed Incheon United (both on 49 points) in Final A, but will not be able to move up in the standings as they have been relegated to Final B.
Seoul got a lucky goal in the seventh minute of the second half when Na Sang-ho’s free kick deflected off a defensive wall. Seoul equalized through Gabriel in the 31st minute, but Ji Dong-won scored the game-winner with a header in the 34th minute.
Ji found the back of the net 805 days after his goal against Gwangju FC on August 8, 2021.
Daejeon drew 1-1 at home to Suwon FC at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium to improve to 11 points from 13 games (46).
With four games remaining, Daejeon has opened up a 14-point gap on 10th-placed Suwon FC (32 points) to secure their place in the top flight.
Daejeon conceded the first goal in the 32nd minute through Kim Hyun, but Thiago equalized 16 minutes into the second half.
It was Thiago’s 15th goal of the season, tying him with Ulsan Hyundai’s In-Joo Gyu (15) for the league lead.