‘Ulsan eliminated’, ‘upset’, ‘penalty shootout’… Incheon, Jeju, Pohang, Jeonbuk advance to quarterfinals
The quarterfinals of the Hana OneQ FA Cup 2023 have been completed. Incheon United, Jeju United, Pohang Steelers, and Jeonbuk Hyundai will meet in the quarterfinals.
Incheon defeated Suwon Samsung 3-2 at the Incheon Football Stadium. It was Suwon who took the early lead. They took the lead in the 23rd minute through Myung Jun-jae. Incheon equalized with an own goal in the 32nd minute. However, they conceded again in the 42nd minute.
It was Cheon Sung-hoon, who returned from injury, who saved the day. He calmly slotted home a second ball in first-half stoppage time to equalize. Eight minutes into the second half, he finished off a cutback from a teammate to complete the multi-goal comeback. In the end, Incheon won the ‘Suinsun Derby’.
Jeju traveled to Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium and drew 1-1 with Ulsan Hyundai. The team conceded the first goal in the 26th minute, but responded with an equalizer from Kim Seung-seop in the 41st minute. The two teams continued to exchange attacks, but neither side was able to capitalize, forcing the match into extra time.
After 120 minutes of hard-fought action, the teams couldn’t find a winner. In the end, the winner was decided in the penalty shootout. The penalty shootout started with Ulsan leading and Jeju trailing. From the 6th kicker, things started to shake. Ulsan’s Bako and Jeju’s Lee Ju-yong failed one after the other. After Ulsan’s Park Yong-woo missed the seventh kick, Jeju’s Yeon Je-woon calmly converted. And just like that, Jeju had caught the giant Ulsan.
Pohang defeated Gangwon FC 2-1 at the Steel Yard. Gangwon utilized substitutions to consolidate after Yoo In-Soo scored in the 38th minute. Pohang responded with goals from Zeca and Han Chan-hee.메이저사이트
The comeback was complete in the final minutes of the game. In the 37th minute, Zeca finished a side cross with a header to equalize. In the 42nd minute, Park Chan-yong scored the game-winning goal in the midst of a scramble. In the end, Pohang held off Gangwon and continued their journey to the FA Cup title.
Jeonbuk defeated Gwangju FC 4-0 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium. It was a reunion of two teams that had faced off in the league four days earlier. At the time, Jeonbuk was nervous because they had lost to Gwangju in an embarrassing fashion.
All the worries were for naught. Jeonbuk scored four goals in the second half, culminating in Song Min-gyu’s first goal in the 12th minute, Cho Kyu-sung’s penalty kick (PK) goal in the 18th minute, Amano’s wedge goal in the 22nd minute, and Cho Kyu-sung’s multi-goal performance in the 44th minute. Jeonbuk’s plan for a clean sweep came to a successful end.
With this win, all four clubs in the FA Cup semifinals have been decided. Incheon, Jeju, Pohang, and Jeonbuk will advance to the final. The draw for the semifinals will take place on July 18.