Lee Seung-woo (25, Suwon FC), who failed to play in the second round in the aftermath of the first round, cheered as he ran to the ground when the team was confirmed to remain.
Suwon FC defeated Busan 5-2 in the second round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 promotion and playoff held at Suwon Stadium at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Suwon FC succeeded in staying in the K League 1 with a combined score of 5-4 in the first and second rounds.
As the game was nearing its end in the second round, Lee walked toward the track outside the ground. When the whistle blew, he ran quickly into the stadium. He visited captain Lee Young-jae (29) and other players, hugged and cheered for them. 메이저 토토사이트
On this day, Lee Seung-woo was not allowed to play. During the first round of PO held at Busan Home on the 6th, Lee Seung-woo was sent off due to accumulated warnings. He was replaced in the second half and led Suwon FC’s attack, but he received the first yellow card after arguing with the opponent. At the end of the second half, he committed a foul in the box, and the referee gave Lee a second warning with a penalty kick. Suwon FC lost 1-2, approaching the risk of relegation from K League 2.
In the midst of a desperate crisis, Suwon FC will play a match with Busan at home. Until the first half, the loss was even stronger. He was dragged to Busan’s Choi Jun (24) by giving up the first run. The total score was widened by two goals.
A reversal occurred in the second half. Striker Kim Hyun-eun scored Suwon FC’s first goal with a turning shot in the 33rd minute of the second half. Seven minutes later, Lee Young-jae scored a sharp left footed shot in the right corner of the goal. The game was led to extra time.
Suwon FC continued its onslaught. Lee Kwang-hyeok (28) scored a goal in the fifth minute of overtime to grab the first lead in the promotion PO. Midfielder Jeong Jae-yong (33) scored his fourth goal in the 11th minute. Suwon FC manager Kim Do-kyun (46), coaching staff and players on the bench are in a frenzy.
There was also a crisis at the moment. Busan chased after Kim Jeong-hwan (26) with a header at the ninth minute in the second half of overtime. The gap narrowed to just one goal difference.
It was Lopez, 33, who hit the nail on the head. Just as Busan was about to revive momentum for its pursuit, Lopez scored Suwon FC’s fifth goal. After scoring, Lopez approached Suwon FC’s spectators and displayed an “X” ceremony. It was a gesture to say that the game was over.
Upon arriving at the ground after the game, Lee rushed to his teacher Kim Do-kyun and exchanged a big hug. He was also supported by Kim Do-kyun. Lee, who debuted in the K-League in 2022, was an active player as a core resource of Suwon FC under the guidance of Kim Do-kyun. He scored the most goals scored by his team for two consecutive seasons, and was named one of the best offensive resources in the K-League 1. He was recognized for his ability as a multi-resource player as he moved between striker and midfielder this year.
In a pre-match press conference, coach Kim Do-kyun told Lee about his situation after the first game. “I would have felt so sorry that I couldn’t even say it,” he said. “I told him to take a rest after the game. I didn’t say anything else. It was an experience that he should keep in mind. I hope he grows into a better player.”
After the second round, captain Lee Young-jae also embraced Lee Seung-woo. “I told Lee Seung-woo, ‘I had a hard game because of you’ as a joke. Although Seung-woo couldn’t run, I think his earnest support from outside helped me,” he said with a smile.