Gwangju FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai return from the A-Match break to face off.
Gwangju FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai will face off in the 19th round of the 2023 Hana One Q K League 1 at Gwangju Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on April 24.
The hosts are eighth in the league with 25 points (7 wins, 4 draws, and 7 losses), while the visitors are fifth with 27 points (8 wins, 3 draws, and 7 losses). These are two teams whose positions could be reversed depending on the outcome of the match온라인바카라.
Ahead of the match, both teams revealed their starting lineups.
Gwangju went with a 4-4-2 formation. Lee Hee-gyun and Thomas were up front, with Jeong Ji-hoon, Lee Kang-hyun, Lee Soon-min, and Kim Han-gil in the middle. Lee Min-Ki, Ahn Young-Gyu, Timo, and Doo Hyun-Seok form the back four, with Lee Jun in goal.
Jeonbuk will also play in a 4-4-2 formation. Hapa Silva and Gustavo will look to score, while Han Kyowon, Park Jin-seop, Ryu Jae-moon, and Lee Dong-joon form the midfield. Jung Woo-jae, Koo Ja-ryong, Jeong Tae-wook, and Choi Cheol-soon will line up at the back, while Kim Jung-hoon will wear the goalkeeping gloves.
Gwangju is currently unbeaten (4 wins, 2 draws) in six official matches (including a 1-0 win over Seoul Eland in the FA Cup). Their last game against Daejeon Hana Citizens on October 10th was painful, as they conceded a late equalizer after taking the lead.
What’s particularly noteworthy about Gwangju’s last six games is that they’ve found a variety of ways to score. While they have scored 11 goals in those six games, they have had eight different scorers. Ahn Young-gyu, Heo Yul, Asani, Timo, Uhm Ji-sung, Doo Hyun-seok, Thomas, and Jung Ho-yeon.
However, be wary of conceding late goals. In their match against Incheon United in May, Ahn Young-gyu’s goal in the eighth minute gave them the lead for most of the match, but a 36th-minute goal from Lee Kwon-jin earned them a 1-1 draw, and in the 18th round match against Daejeon, they took the lead through Jung Ho-yeon’s goal in the 41st minute, but had to settle for a point through Kim In-gyun in stoppage time.
Jeonbuk is the team that changed the most before and after the A-Match period. Kim Doo-hyun led the team as acting head coach after Kim Sang-sik was relieved of his duties, but he has since been replaced by Dan Petrescu.
“I got a call from director Park Ji-sung and advisor Di Matteo, and of course I decided to go,” Petrescu said at a press conference on Thursday, “It was a natural decision because it’s Jeonbuk. We will take it step by step and develop the team. We will do well not only in the K League but also in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League,” he said.
There is also bad news. Unlike Gwangju, who were well-rested during the A-Match, Jeonbuk had a power leak. Jürgen Klinsmann’s call-up, Kim Jin-soo, went down.
Kim Jin-soo started on the left flank against El Salvador in an exhibition match at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on March 20, but collided with teammate Lee Jae-sung in the 13th minute of the second half with the team leading 1-0. In the process, he broke his cheek and jaw bones and was diagnosed with an orbital fracture.
Apart from Kim Jin-soo’s injury, the team is not in a bad mood. Despite a 0-1 loss against the Pohang Steelers on May 29, the team won all three of its matches in June, including a 2-0 shutout win against Ulsan Hyundai in the Hyundai Street Derby on June 3, with goals from Cho Kyu-sung and Moon Sun-min.
The two teams met for the first time this season in March, with Jeonbuk winning 2-0. Moon led the way with a multi-goal performance. To date, the two teams have met 16 times, with Jeonbuk holding a commanding lead with 11 wins, Gwangju one win, and four draws.