The ‘Boneless Rebellion’ has begun… Gangwon wins against Ulsan

The ‘Boneless Rebellion’ has begun… Gangwon wins against Ulsan

Gangwon FC, struggling at the bottom, produced a cataclysmic defeat by defeating league leader Ulsan Hyundai.

Gangwon won 2-0 against Ulsan in the 26th round home game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Gangneung Sports Complex at 7:30 pm on the 12th. With this, Gangwon recorded 3 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses (20 points), escaping from the swamp of 15 consecutive games without a win, and jumping up one notch to 11th place. And they won against Ulsan for the first time in 11 years. Counterattack after player defense The home team, Gangwon, started a 4-2-3-1 formation. With Gabriel as one-top player, Wellington, Lee Seung-won, and Kim Dae-won took the second line. The defensive midfielders were Seo Min-woo and Hankook-young, the back four was Ryu Gwang-hyun, Kim Young-bin, Kang Tu-ji and Kang Ji-hoon, and the goal was Lee Kwang-yeon. The away team Ulsan came out with a 4-4-2. It is characterized by the fact that all 11 players are made up of native players. The front line is Kim Ji-hyun and Joo Min-gyu, the back is Cho Hyun-taek, Kim Min-hyuk, Lee Gyu-seong and Kang Yun-gu, the back four is Lee Myung-jae, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Ki-hee and Kim Tae-hwan, and the goalkeeper gloves are Cho Hyun-woo. Gangwon showed inferiority in possession, but performed well against leader Ulsan, recording 11 shots in the first half alone. Starting with Gabriel’s sharp shot in the 17th minute of the first half, Gabriel’s header hit the top of the goalpost following Kim Dae-won’s cross from the right flank in the 20th minute of the first half. Gabriel fired two shots in the 22nd and 34th minutes of the first half, but was caught by goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo. 37 minutes in the first half. Gangwon finally scored the opening goal. He quickly switched from corner kick defense to counterattack, and Seo Min-woo calmly finished Gabriel’s sensuous heel kick pass that dug into the right.

Ulsan, who was hit by a blow, started the second half with Lee Chung-yong and Seol Young-woo as substitutes, and started attacking one-sidedly. Lee Myung-jae in the first minute of the second half and Bakko in the 12th minute of the second half raised the atmosphere little by little with effective shots. In the 17th minute of the second half, Lee Cheong-yong shook Gangwon’s net, but it was canceled due to Ju Min-gyu’s offside foul during the earlier scoring process.

Gangwon maintained the tactical concept of the second half as a counterattack after the player defense. In the 31st minute of the second half, he had a decisive chance. In the free kick, Gabriel’s header was blocked by goalkeeper Cho Hyeon-woo, and Lee Ji-sol pushed it into his head, but it was declared offside.

Gangwon, who blocked Ulsan’s offensive by forming a solid defensive block, frustrated Ulsan, who was busy on the way. On the counterattack opportunity in the second half of extra time, Yago scored a penalty kick against Kim Ki-hee. Yago’s shot as a penalty kicker was blocked by Jo Hyeon-woo’s save, but he kicked a second ball to seal the game.

A monumental victory after taking over as head coach Yoon Jung-

hwan Gangwon sparked a small rebellion last season by finishing 6th, the club’s highest ever record. However, under coach Choi Yong-soo’s system this season, he fell into the worst slump and fell into the relegation zone. Gangwon started to renew the atmosphere by throwing a breakthrough in the change of manager.

On June 15th, coach Yoon Jeong-hwan took over the baton, but he seldom tasted victory and fell into a dilemma. Eventually, in the 24th round, he was overtaken by the lowest ranked Suwon, and anxiety about direct relegation began to amplify.안전놀이터

In the 26th round against Ulsan, everyone had no choice but to predict Gangwon’s defeat. There is also a difference in power at face value, but it is because there has been a jinx (4 draws and 21 losses) against Ulsan for 11 years since May 2012. However, they broke everyone’s expectations and managed to catch Ulsan with solid defense organization and quick counter attacks. It was the moment when coach Yoon Jeong-hwan’s pursuit of tactics finally bore fruit.

Above all, this 3 points is meaningful for Gangwon. It was the first victory after the appointment of coach Yoon Jeong-hwan, who had not been able to lay the groundwork for a reversal, and gave fans a victory 105 days after the Jeonbuk match on April 29th.

On the same day, Suwon (19 points) drew with Jeonbuk, and while falling to the bottom, Gangwon rose to 11th place. The victory over Ulsan is expected to be a very important turning point for Gangwon.

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