‘Petrescu debut’ Jeonbuk suffers 0-2 shock loss to Gwangju…drops to 7th place

Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu suffered a defeat in his debut match.

Jeonbuk lost 0-2 in the 19th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 against Gwangju FC at the Gwangju Football Stadium at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The loss dropped Jeonbuk to seventh place. Gwangju, who picked up three points, moved up to fifth.토토사이트

Head coach Dan Petrescu opted for a 4-4-2 formation in his debut. Hapa Silva, Gustavo, Han Kyo-won, Park Jin-seob, Ryu Jae-moon, Lee Dong-joon, Jung Woo-jae, Koo Ja-ryong, Jung Tae-wook, Choi Cheol-soon, and Kim Jung-hoon started. Cho Kyu-sung, Song Min-kyu, Moon Sun-min, and Amano Jun came off the bench.

Gwangju countered with a 4-4-2 formation. Lee Hee-gyun, Thomas, Jeong Ji-hoon, Lee Kang-hyun, Lee Sun-min, Kim Han-gil, Lee Min-ki, Ahn Young-gyu, Timo, Doo Hyun-seok, and Lee Jun started.

Gwangju took the initiative from the start. In the 15th minute, a precise pass was delivered to Lee Hee-gyun, who penetrated between the penalty boxes. However, he shot wide. Gwangju had the decisive chance on the counterattack. Thomas broke through alone and had a one-on-one opportunity, but Kim Jung-hoon’s concentration was better.

Gwangju eventually took the lead. In the 20th minute, in the midfield, Doo Hyun-seok sent a cross to Lee Soon-min who was penetrating. Lee Soon-min scored the first goal with a sensational backheel. Gwangju’s offense continued. In the 38th minute, Thomas had another good chance, but his shot was inaccurate.

It wasn’t until just before halftime that Jeonbuk struck back. From a corner kick, Koo Ja-ryong got a header on goal, but it went straight to the keeper. Gwangju had the last laugh in the first half.

At the start of the second half, Jeonbuk replaced Song Min-gyu and Cho Kyu-sung with Lee Dong-joon and Hapa Silva. Gwangju also brought on Uhm Ji Sung and upped the ante.

Jeonbuk started to come alive around Cho Kyu-sung. In the 10th minute of the second half, Cho dropped to the left and sent up a cross. It was right on Gustavo’s head, but he headed it straight at the keeper. Jeonbuk continued to be aggressive after that, but couldn’t create any clear chances.

Gwangju was sharper than Jeonbuk. In the 22nd minute, Gwangju broke up Jeonbuk’s buildup and went straight to the attack. Thomas sent in a sharp cross that Kim Han-gil slotted home, but the goal was disallowed after VAR review showed a foul.

Soon after, Cho Kyu-sung’s chance came in the 27th minute, this time from a mistake in Gwangju’s own half. Cho Kyu-sung received a pass from Gustavo and tried to shoot, but he couldn’t get it on target.

As Jeonbuk missed the chance to score, Gwangju prepared for a counterattack, which eventually led to Gwangju widening the gap. In the second half of stoppage time, Lee Gun-hee scored the winning goal with a calm shot from the penalty box. The game ended as it was.

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