The home team and the away team fought fiercely, but unfortunately, the match ended in a draw.
The Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 Round 24 match between Seoul Eland FC and Chungnam Asan FC kicked off at 7 p.m. on March 31 at Mokdong Sports Complex in Seoul. The result was a 0-0 draw. 10th-ranked Chungnam Asan and 11th-ranked Seoul Eland had to settle for sharing a point without finding an answer.
It was a sweltering day in South Korea with high humidity. The early and middle stages of the first half were fiercely contested. The visitors, Chungnam Asan, played in a unique formation that resembled a 5-2-3, while the home team, Seoul Eland, countered with a 4-2-3-1. It wasn’t until the 24th minute that the story changed. Head coach Park Chung-gyun took off U-22s Park Chang-hwan and Chang-joon and brought on Song Si-woo and Lee Dong-ryul, looking to make a serious push.
Lee Dong-ryul tried to break through the flanks and Seoul had a few chances to attack, but the Chungnam Asan defense, led by Lee Jae-sung, was not easily penetrated. In the 34th minute, Seoul Eland created a good chance. A clever heel pass from Park Jung-in found Song Si-woo, who was rushing in from the back. With no one following him, Song Si-woo attempted a left-footed shot, but his effort was too strong and the ball sailed wide.
Chungnam Asan would not be denied. In the 35th minute, Kang Min-kyu, who has been scoring well lately, fired a powerful shot from the space between the Seoul Eland midfield and defense. It didn’t go in, but it was the first time Seoul Eland felt threatened. After that, it was an uneventful first half. There was one minute of first-half extra time, and then it was over. With the score at 0-0, the tactical battle between the two coaches seemed to intensify in the second half.
Chungnam Asan head coach Park Dong-hyuk brought on Kim Sung-joo, Ji Eon-hak, and Afonza at the start of the second half, hoping to increase the intensity of the offense. However, the balance between the two teams was not easily broken. Chungnam Asan was looking for a mid-table finish, while Seoul Eland was looking to shake off the pain of the last match. In the second minute of the second half, Chungnam Asan goalkeeper Moon Hyun-ho saved a shot from close range.
In the 20th minute, Afonja made a move from the left flank to the center of the field and tried to hit a cool mid-range shot. It didn’t find the back of the net, but it was an indication of Afonja’s form. It was around this time that Seoul Eland made a substitution. In the 21st minute, Lee Sang-min came on for Tsubasa. In the 23rd minute, Chungnam Asan made another change. ‘Ace’ Duarte came on for Kang Min-kyu.
In the 34th minute, the number of spectators who came to the stadium was displayed on the Mokdong Sports Complex’s electronic board. Despite the sweaty weather, 1,879 fans came to the stadium on Monday night to enjoy K League 2. In the 35th minute of the second half, Park Dong-hyuk made his final substitution. He brought on Kim Hye-sung and took off Afonja. Afonja seemed to have a hard time understanding the situation as she exited the pitch as a substitute. 꽁머니지급
In the final minutes of the second half, Seoul Eland head coach Park Chung-gyun made a game-changing move.