Pohang Steelers, whose son played a big role in the ‘Father and Son Confrontation’, tasted the joy of victory.
Pohang defeated Seongnam FC 3-0 with the help of Lee Ho-jae, who scored two goals in the round of 16 of the 2023 Hana One Q Korea Football Association (FA) Cup held at Tancheon Sports Complex at 7:00 pm on the 24th. Pohang, who won a ticket to the quarterfinals, will face off against the winners of Gimpo FC and Gangwon FC.
The home team, Seongnam, came out with a 4-1-4-1 formation. Denilson was at the forefront, and Shin Jae-won, Park Sang-hyeok, Ahn Jin-beom, and Jeon Seong-soo supported. Yang Si-hoo protected the defense, and Guk Tae-jung, Yoo Seon, Jo Sung-wook, and Lee Ji-hoon formed the back four line. The goalkeeper was Kim Young-kwang.
The visiting team, Pohang, faced off in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Lee Ho-jae led the attack, and Kim Seung-dae, Ko Young-jun, and Kim In-seong were in the second line. Kim Jun-ho and Oberdan protected the midfield, while Kim Yong-hwan, Park Chan-yong, Ha Chang-rae and Shin Kwang-hun built the defense. Hwang In-jae put on goalkeeper gloves.
Pohang took an early lead. He scored the opening goal from a set play in the 9th minute of the first half. In a corner kick situation, Ha Chang-rae received the ball from Ko Young-jun and headed it. Pohang, riding on the momentum, aimed for an additional goal. Three minutes later, Shin Kwang-Hoon’s cross was hit by Go Young-Jun’s head, but it missed.
Seongnam also counterattacked. In the 18th minute of the first half, he intercepted the ball from the opposing side. Ahn Jin-beom connected the ball given by Jeon Seong-soo with a mid-range shot, but it went straight to the goalkeeper. Three minutes later, Denilson’s shot from an angle was blocked by the goalkeeper.
Pohang, which passed the crisis, ran away one step further. In the 27th minute of the first half, Ko Young-Jun broke through with a nimble movement inside the penalty box. Lee Ho-jae lightly pushed the ball back. He tasted the goal while his father, Seongnam coach Lee Ki-hyung, watched.
Seongnam and Pohang exchanged battles. In the 31st minute of the first half, Ahn Jin-beom shot the ball from a corner kick, but it went up slightly. In the 34th minute, after Lee Ho-jae caught Kim In-sung’s cross with his chest, he attempted a turning shot, but it failed.
Seongnam made a change at the start of the second half. Ahn Jin-beom and Yoo Seon were removed, and Park Tae-joon and Patrick were put in. Seongnam launched a fierce offensive. In less than a minute, Park Tae-joon’s exquisite penetrating pass was directed at Shin Jae-won. But the shooting surged.
In the first minute, Shin Jae-won’s cross was blocked by the goalkeeper. Park Sang-hyeok’s shot that followed was blocked by the defensive line. Seongnam’s will to pursue was strong. A minute later, Guk Tae-jeong’s cross was headed by Shin Jae-won. Goalkeeper Hwang In-jae disallowed the goal by hitting it with his fingertips.
This time, Pohang did not miss the opportunity that came after the crisis. In the 13th minute of the second half, he broke the opponent’s defense with a fantastic link-up pass. Lee Ho-jae, who received a pass from Kim Seung-dae, calmly passed one of the defenders and bounced around the net.
Seongnam rarely had goal luck. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Jeon Sung-soo took advantage of the opponent’s mistake and attempted a shot. Park Chan-yong kicked the ball off the empty goal.
Pohang immediately counterattacked this time as well. A minute later, Cho Jae-hoon’s heel shot was blocked by the goalkeeper. In the ensuing corner kick, Lee Ho-jae split the net with a header, but was ruled offside.스포츠토토
No further goals were scored after that. Pohang kept its three-goal lead to the end and headed to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.