K-League 2 Gimpo FC will challenge for promotion to K-League 1 for the first time since its foundation

K-League 2 Gimpo FC will challenge for promotion to K-League 1 for the first time since its foundation

Gimpo FC has advanced to the Hana OneQ K League Promotion Playoffs (PO) 2023 and will aim for promotion to the first division.

Gimpo defeated 10-man Gyeongnam FC 2-1 in the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 PO at Gimpo Solter Soccer Field on the 2nd, and after two years in K League 2, Gimpo will play K League 1 10th-ranked Gangwon FC on the 6th and 9th in a home-and-away format.

Gimpo, who finished third in the regular season and could have qualified for the promotion PO with a draw, pushed Gyeongnam, who finished fourth in the semifinals, from the start.

Gimpo took the lead in the 29th minute through Lewis. He received a pass from Kim Jong-seok in the midfield and rattled Gyeongnam’s goal with a left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area.

However, Gyeongnam did not go down easily. In the 35th minute of the first half, Won Ki-jong equalized with a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area. Gyeongnam’s joy was short-lived. Three minutes later, Seol Hyun-jin was shown a red card after video assistant referee (VAR) review for a rough tackle and was sent off.레모나토토 도메인

With the numerical advantage, Gimpo took the lead in the 45th minute when Kim Jong-seok, who delivered the first goal, struck a cross from the right side of the penalty area with his right foot, and after the goalkeeper was beaten, he scored with his left foot.

In the second half, Gimpo fended off Gyeongnam’s counterattack with all their might to secure a one-point victory and take a step closer to promotion to the K League 1.

Gimpo head coach Choi Jung-woon said, “I asked the players for two things. I told them not to concede an early goal and not to get caught up in the nerves, and they did well.” “We will have two days to get to know Gangwon well and improve our organization. The chances of promotion are 50/50. We will show the football we have been playing without any pressure.”

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