?Lion King Lee Dong Gook steered Jeonbuk Hyundai to victory, and their return match was successful. Led by the head coach Choi Kang Hee, Jeonbuk Hyundai had a match, the first round of ACL 2018, against Kashiwa Reysol in Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 13th. Jeonbuk allowed Kashiwa to win 2 goals for the first half, but their ‘Dakgong’ made a come from behind victory. Lion King Lee Dong Gook was put into the field in the second half, and won 2 goals. Jeonbuk earned the top seed of group E as the K-League champion. Kitchee SC, Tianjin Quanjian, and Kashiwa Reysol also formed the group. As the group was organized, Jeonbuk’s match against their natural enemy Kashiwa Reysol made a splash. Before the match, they had a record of 1 draw and 5 defeats in 6 consecutive matches against Kashiwa Reysol. In 2015, Jeonbuk with Choi Kang Hee had had a record of a win and a draw. They ruled over K-League and Asia, but only Kashiwa could disarm Jeonbuk. Jeonbuk took the 4-1-4-1 formation to break the jinx. Kim Shin Wook was out for a chance on the front line, so Shimotaira Takahiro singled out him as a person of interest. Lopes, Lee Jae Sung, Son Jun Ho, and Lee Seung Ki supported him on the 2nd line. Captain Shin Hyung Min played his first ACL match as a defensive mid-fielder. The flat back 4 consisted of Kim Jin Su, Kim Min Jae, Hong Jeong Ho, and Choi Chul Soon, and the goalie was Hong Jeong Nam. After the kickoff, Jeonbuk started to put pressure on the enemy. Lopes mounted an attack in the flank, but it was roughly finished. In the 5th minute, Shin Hyung Min tried to put a mid-range shooting, but it was blocked. Kashiwa was formidable. They held out and run at full speed to the goal. Hong Jeong Nam jumped out, but allowed No. 20 Ramon Lopes’ chip shot. Jeonbuk suffered after the goal, and Kashiwa launched a series of attacks. In the 17th minute, Kim Shin Wook broke through the enemy line and passed the ball to Lopes. Lopes showed a sharp shooting and it changed the mood. Jeonbuk dominated the field after the shooting. Son Jun Ho got a great chance and fired a shot off a pass from Lopes in the 21st minute. Kim Shin Wook cut Choi Chul Soon’s cross, Son Jun Ho faced another chance 2 minutes later, but could not win a goal. Then, they had to go through a crisis. Ramon Lopes fired a mighty shot in the 27th minute, Hong Jeong Nam could not cut it, and Ataru Esaka succeeded to win an additional goal. The 1st half ended in 0 to 2. As the 2nd half began, Choi Kang Hee replaced Choi Chul Soon and Shin Hyung Min by Lee Yong and Lee Dong Gook to turn the game around, and they worked. Lee Dong Gook and Lopes attacked one after another. Lee Seung Ki threw a mid-range shot in the 4th minute. Jeonbuk dashingly chased the enemy. Finally, Lee Dong Gook headed a corner kick into the net in the 10th minute. Kim Bo Kyung from Kashiwa fired a shot when the goal was empty, and Hong Jeong Nam expected it and threw himself to block it. Choi Kang Hee kept their ‘Dakgong’ and replaced Lopes with Tiago in the 25th minute, and it became a huge success. Kim Jin Su won an equalizer in the 30th minute. Kashiwa showed a threatening free kick in the 32nd minute, but Hong Jeong Nam made a good save. Then, Jeonbuk kept attacking unilaterally. Eventually, Lee Dong Gook shook the net once again, and turned the tables. The spectators roared when Lion King scored! They happily broke their jinx on the day.?
2018-03-09 | 조회수:136