Gangwon FC continued their upward trend and succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 of the FA Cup.
Gangwon, led by coach Choi Yong-soo, won a 1-1 draw in the 3rd round of the ‘2023 Hanawon Q FA Cup’ held at Gangneung Sports Complex at 7:00 pm on the 2nd, and then defeated Chungbuk Cheongju FC in a penalty shootout. Gangwon, which started some rotations, gave up the opening goal to Chungbuk Cheongju, which is 12th in the K-League 2. In the 24th minute of the first half, Kim Myeong-soon, who caught the ball from a long distance, boldly attempted a mid-range shot and split the goal.
Fortunately, Gangwon managed to equalize before the first half ended. In the 44th minute of the first half, Lim Chang-woo’s long throw-in was dropped by Dino with his head, and Kim Dae-won, who was in front of the goal, pushed it lightly. After that, with neither team scoring any more points until the end of extra time, the game went into a penalty shoot-out.
Yang Hyeon-jun, who took the third kick in the penalty shootout, had his shot blocked by the goalkeeper, putting Gangwon in danger of being eliminated. Fortunately, Yang Ji-hoon, the fifth kicker in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, easily blocked the panenka kick kicked in front of the goalkeeper, without being fooled by goalkeeper Yoo Sang-hoon. The match was decided by the 8th kicker. While Jeong Min-woo missed in Cheongju, Chungbuk, Kim Woo-seok succeeded in Gangwon and finished the game.
Gangwon, which has recently won two consecutive victories in the league, made a splash by succeeding in advancing to the fourth round (round of 16) of the FA Cup. “Ace” Dae-Won Kim also reaped the harvest as he succeeded in scoring for the first time this season.메이저사이트
The popularity of soccer in Gangneung was also felt. Gangwon’s first home game in Gangneung since June last year attracted 3,437 spectators even though it was a weekday evening. Kim Yeong-ki (43), who visited the stadium with his two children, said, “More people came than I expected.”
After the game against Gwangju FC on July 7th, Gangwon’s league matches will be held in Gangneung. Gangneung City plans to continue the hot football fever of ‘Gudo’ Gangneung in the opening game of the league home game by driving the momentum of the Gangwon FC season ticket group purchase relay in which a total of 10,134 Gangneung citizens participated.
Meanwhile, Gangwon will challenge Suwon FC in the 11th round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Suwon Sports Complex at 4:30 pm on the 6th. Gangwon, which is in 11th place with 10 points, can jump into the mid-table by beating 8th place Suwon FC (12 points) if they win this match. Attention is focusing on whether Gangwon, who did not record a single 3-game winning streak last season, will be able to continue its upward trend by winning 3 games in a row.