By Kyungheon Lee Jeju United punched its ticket to the FA Cup quarterfinals with a hard-fought victory over Daejeon Hana Citizens at Anbang.
Jeju recorded a 4-3 victory over Daejeon in the fourth round (round of 16) of the 2023 Hana OneQ FA Cup on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Jeju World Cup Stadium. With the win, Jeju advanced to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.메이저놀이터
In the early stages of the match, the home team Jeju was on the offensive. In the 13th minute, Lee Chang-min unleashed a surprise mid-range shot that went wide of the goal. However, Jeju continued to create detailed attacks centered on Lee Chang-min. On the other hand, Daejeon, who had rotated their lineup due to injuries, decided to stabilize their defense instead of trying to attack too much. But doors do open when you knock. In the 15th minute of the first half, Ling’s cutback from the left flank was finished by Lee Ki-hyuk with a simple right-footed shot. It was Lee’s debut goal for Jeju.
Jeju continued to pressure Daejeon and succeeded in finding a second goal in the 27th minute. In a chaotic situation in front of the goal, Kim Joo-won sensibly sent the ball to Kim Seung-seop, who connected with a powerful shot to split Daejeon’s goal. Kim Seung-seop also scored his debut goal for Jeju after Lee Ki-hyuk. However, Kim Seung-seop did not perform any ceremonies after the goal and paid tribute to his ‘home team’ Daejeon. After conceding back-to-back goals, Daejeon pulled Lee Sun-ho off in the 31st minute and replaced him with Masa to keep the chase alive.
Fighting back, Daejeon took advantage of a lapse in Jeju’s defensive concentration in the seventh minute of the second half, and Masa scored the winning goal with a powerful right-footed shot. Daejeon equalized three minutes later. On a counterattack, Leandro broke down the Jeju defense and slotted the ball home. Daejeon added to its firepower in the 11th minute of the second half by taking Thiago off and bringing on Yoo Kang-hyun. After conceding back-to-back goals in such a short time, Jeju did not go down easily. In the 15th minute of the second half, on a counterattack, Yuri’s shot bounced off a defender and into the Daejeon goal.
With the goal in hand, Jeju made two more substitutions, bringing on Seo Jin-soo and Lim Chae-min in place of Ling and Lee Ki-hyuk, to solidify their defense. Daejeon took off Kim Kyung-hwan and brought on Lee Sun-yu in the 19th minute of the second half to push for another goal. Kidoko Daejeon brought the game back to even in the 20th minute. Off a corner kick, Min Jun-young sent in a ball that Byun Joon-soo, who was part of the attack, headed home. But Daejeon’s joy was short-lived. In the 28th minute of the second half, a ball that Min Jun-young tried to clear hit the body of Jeong San goalkeeper and led to an own goal. Jeju exchanged goals with Lee Ju-yong and Ahn Hyun-beom in the 36th minute, igniting their will to win.
As the end of the match approached, the two teams clashed even more heatedly. Daejeon’s Masa tapped the Jeju defense with a forward dribble, while Jeju responded with a defensive effort from Kim Joo-won and Lim Chae-min. As a result, no more goals were scored, and the match ended with a 4-3 victory for Jeju.