Can Daejeon Hana Citizen, who are showing a strong side to Seoul this season, continue their undefeated streak against FC Seoul this season?
Daejeon Hana Citizen will have a match against FC Seoul in the 26th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 13th. Daejeon is currently in 7th place (33 points) with 8 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses in 25 league matches.
It is a battle aimed at reversing the atmosphere. Daejeon lost 0-3 in the last round away from Gwangju. Daejeon brought Daegu FC home before the match against Gwangju and won 1-0. Stable defense and goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun’s save led to a clean sheet, and Bae Jun-ho’s winning goal earned them 3 points.
However, in the match against Gwangju, he tried to lay the foundation for a leap to the top through a streak, but suffered a 0-3 complete loss, leaving a regret that he could not continue the upward trend. With 8 games left until the final round, Daejeon is determined to get as many points as possible in the remaining games and reach Final A.
Daejeon is currently in the lead against Seoul with 1 win and 1 draw this season. Daejeon, which called for the revival of ‘Soccer Special City’, and FC Seoul’s ‘Special City Derby’, which is based in ‘Seoul’, the capital of Korea, drew attention this season, and the two teams faced off fiercely.
In the first match, Daejeon won 3-2. At that time, Daejeon took the lead with an opponent’s own goal and Jo Yoo-min’s consecutive goals. Afterwards, Seoul succeeded in turning the game to the starting point with Na Sang-ho at the fore, but could not break the momentum of Daejeon. Daejeon defeated Seoul for the first time in eight years with Martha’s thrilling goal in the 43rd minute of the second half. In the away match held in July, they drew 0-0 and took 1 point.
But this confrontation is more important than ever. Now, after 8 matches, we will enter the final round. Daejeon, which is currently ranked 7th in the league, can advance to the Final A if it enters the top 6. For that, we need a win against Seoul.
If we win this game, we can narrow the gap with Seoul to 2 points. Also, depending on the results of Daegu and Incheon, it can rise to 6th place. Since we entered the second half of the season, where one game and one game is important, we will rebound with a victory over Seoul.
The key player for victory is Anton. Anton joined Daejeon ahead of this season. He is from the national team of Azerbaijan and his strong point is his strong 186cm tall physique, air power and interpersonal marksmanship. 안전놀이터
He is also a left-footed center back who can skillfully digest both 4 and 3 back tactics, and is a multiplayer who can be used as a left-sided defender because he is excellent at participating in attacks. Anton, who has been a starter since the opening game, has played in 21 K-League 1 matches, recording one goal and one assist. He has been evaluated as one of the best defenders in the league already in his debut season, showing outstanding performance.
Thanks to these performances, Anton recently competed in a match against Spain’s prestigious Atletico Madrid as a representative of the ‘Team K League’. And in the 5th minute of the second half, he scored a valuable equalizer and led the team K-League to a come-from-behind victory. Anton missed the last match against Gwangju due to accumulated warnings. As much as he took a tempo break, he will protect the back of this match with a more fighting appearance.
This season’s overturned record, whether Daejeon will be able to gain an advantage over Seoul, is the reason why many K-League fans can flock to the Purple Arena.