Gangwon FC drew 0-0 in an away game against Gwangju FC in the 8th round of the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 held at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 23rd at 2pm. Gangwon, who shared points, maintained 11th place in the league with 4 draws and 4 points. Although Gangwon did not win, it was a meaningful match in that it completely blocked Gwangju FC, which was emitting a fire of attack recently, and that the player rotation was successful. Gangwon operated a lot of rotations that day. The formation did not change to 3-4-3, but Yang Hyun-jun, Park Sang-hyuk, and Kim Dae-woo formed a three-top team. Jung Seung-yong, Seo Min-woo, Hank Young, and Yoo In-soo started in the midfield. The three-back was built by Yoon Seok-young, Kim Young-bin, and Lee Woong-hee, and Lee Gwang-yeon wore goalkeeper gloves for the first time this season after returning from injury. Daewon Kim, Dino, and Changwoo Lim started off the bench.
At the beginning of the game, Gangwon couldn’t easily enter the opponent’s penalty area, but they didn’t fall behind in the midfield fight and showed a good game tempo. Gwangju cut the ball with strong pressure and knocked on Gangwon’s door with a quick counterattack. In the 9th minute of the first half, Lee Min-gi kicked the ball with his right foot from the left side of the penalty arc, but Lee Kwang-yeon blew his body and made a save. In the 20th minute of the first half, Yang Hyeon-jun got a free kick chance from the right side of the penalty arc, and Yoon Seok-young hit it hard with his left foot, but it was a waste to go straight to the keeper. In Gangwon, Seo Min-woo mainly stood in the back, and Han Han-young participated more actively in the attack. In the 31st minute of the first half, Hyeonjun Yang passed the ball stolen from the Gwangju camp, and Hankook Young received it and fired a mid-range shot, but missed the post slightly. Even in the situation of Gwangju’s counterattack, Young Han played a big role in the front and back, blocking one-on-one chances by quickly joining the defense. Both teams exerted strong pressure with a fast game tempo, and showed a fighting spirit to get up right away even if they fell down on a tackle. The time in play was so long that only one minute of extra time was awarded in the first half.
In the second half,안전놀이터 when the score was 0-0, Gwangju changed their tactics drastically by excluding Heo Yul, Lee Kang-hyun, and Ji-Hoon Jung, and introducing Sandro, Ho-Yeon Jeong, and Seung-Woon Ha. Gwangju knocked on Gangwon’s door with a numerical advantage in a counterattack and attack situation, but Gangwon did not open the door easily. Neither team scored a goal, and in the 23rd minute of the second half, Gwangju took out Lee Min-ki and put in Doo Hyun-seok, and Gangwon took out Park Sang-hyuk and Kim Dae-woo and put in Dino and Kim Dae-won. It was a situation where both teams turned over all the cards they could show. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Gwangju’s free kick situation, Aaron cut the net with a header shot, but fortunately it was declared offside. Two minutes later, Aaron slightly changed the direction of the cross and attempted a header shot, but Lee Kwang-yeon made a super save. In the 44th minute of the second half, Gangwon replaced Yoo In-soo and replaced Lim Chang-woo. With 4 minutes of extra time given, Gangwon’s counterattack situation, Kim Dae-won’s early cross from the right flank was delivered correctly to Yang Hyeon-joon in front of the goal, but the keeper saved. In the ensuing corner kick situation, Kim Young-bin took it with his head, but it went slightly off the goalpost. Unfortunately, Gangwon missed a chance in succession, and the match ended 0-0.