Pro soccer Gwangju defeats defending champion Ulsan to leap to 6th place

Professional soccer’s K League 1 Gwangju FC has defeated defending champion Ulsan HD.

Gwangju, led by head coach Lee Jung-hyo, defeated Ulsan 2-1 on Friday at Gwangju Football Stadium in the eighth round of the 2024 K League 1 on aggregate. With the three points, Gwangju (15 points) moved up three spots from ninth to sixth in the league. Ulsan (24 points), who would have moved ahead of Pohang Steelers (25 points) with a draw, 먹튀검증 remained in second place. Ulsan’s six-match unbeaten streak (five wins and one draw) came to an end.

Gwangju midfielder Park Tae-joon opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a right-footed mid-range shot. Gwangju added a second goal in the 36th minute when midfielder Lee Kang-hyun curled a right-footed mid-range shot after receiving a pass from Park Tae-joon. Ulsan could only manage to pull one back in the 39th minute through forward Uhm Won-sang.

“In a way, today was also a game where we conceded a goal,” Lee Jung-hyo told the broadcasters after the match. I want to point out exactly that,” Lee said. “Against Ulsan, we were particularly lucky to get a goal that went in and lucky not to get a goal that went in. We were just a little bit lucky,” he added.

Park Tae-joon, who finished with one goal and one assist, said, “Today was Teacher’s Day, so I gave him a gift yesterday, but the coach was unhappy.” “He asked me if I wanted to do it today because he was afraid I wouldn’t be able to play well on Teacher’s Day tomorrow, but I’m glad it wasn’t the case,” he said.