Gangwon FC collapsed again against the ‘nemesis’ Ulsan Hyundai.
Gangwon, led by coach Choi Yong-soo, lost 0-1 to Ulsan Hyundai in the 12th round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Munsu World Cup Stadium in Ulsan at 7:00 pm on the 9th. In the 6th minute of the second half, Ju Min-gyu could not make up for the opening goal from a penalty. After catching FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai in succession, Gangwon, who suffered two consecutive losses to Suwon FC and Ulsan, stayed in 11th place with 10 points (2 wins, 4 draws, 6 losses).
Gangwon endured well with a score of 0-0 in the first half. Manager Choi Yong-soo, who came up with a strategy of ‘defense first, then counterattack’, seemed to be right. However, in the 4th minute of the second half, Kim Tae-Hwan’s cross hit Yoon Seok-Young’s arm in the box and awarded a penalty kick. Joo Min-gyu succeeded by tricking goalkeeper Yoo Sang-hoon, and Gangwon could not recover a single goal until the end of the game.메이저놀이터
It was a physically disappointing game for Gangwon. Gangwon played 6 matches including the FA Cup for 16 days after the match against Gwangju FC on the 23rd of last month. During this period, it was a forced march to the extent that he went on expeditions to Gwangju, Jeonju, Suwon, and Ulsan. Even at the end of the second half, when they desperately needed a goal, the Gangwon players were so exhausted that it was difficult even to steal the ball from Ulsan.
Meanwhile, with this defeat, Gangwon lost 7 consecutive games against Ulsan and at the same time extended their winless record against Ulsan to 25 games (4 draws, 21 losses), continuing their relationship with their nemesis. 25 consecutive wins against a specific team is a K-League tie record with Daejeon (25 consecutive wins against FC Seoul).