Professional football K League 1 Gangwon FC, where Gallego scored multiple goals, overcame K League 2 ‘leader of the storm’ Gimpo FC and settled in the quarterfinals of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup.
Gangwon defeated Gimpo 3-2 in the 2023 FA Cup round of 16 away match held at Salter Soccer Field in Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do on the 24th and confirmed their advance to the quarterfinals.
Gangwon, which went up to the semifinals in 2021, lost 0-2 to Suwon Samsung in the round of 16 last year and had to return.메이저사이트
Gangwon, who had not been able to hit the pitch for the 4th game since winning their 2nd league win this season against Jeonbuk Hyundai on the 29th of last month, provided an opportunity to change the atmosphere with a thrilling victory that day.
On the other hand, Gimpo, which took the lead in the K-League 2 opening 12 games (7 wins, 5 draws) undefeated, could not continue its momentum in the FA Cup.
After a bloody battle from the last 3 rounds (round of 32) to the penalty shootout, Gimpo raised expectations by beating FC Seoul, which was considered a strong team in the first part, but unfortunately did not make it to the quarterfinals.
In the 17th minute of the first half, in a counterattack situation, Lewis, who dug into the left flank, saw the space behind the defense and ran into the penalty area at once, scoring Gimpo’s first goal with his left foot.
Gimpo players delighted with Lewis’ score
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In the 7th minute of the second half, Kangwon, who was silent in the first half, drove the ball through the area on the left side of the penalty area, and Gallego finished 1-1 with Kim Jin-ho’s cross in front of the goal.
Gangwon, who gained momentum, shook the net again in the 7th minute. Upon receiving the ball from the penalty tiara, Han Young-young stabbed the bottom of the opposite goal with her right foot, turning the game around.
Then, in the 23rd minute of the second half, Lewis, who was in front of the goal, scored the second goal with a ground ball cross from Seo Jae-min with his left foot, tying the score again.
Gangwon’s coach Choi Yong-soo, who was in a hurry to score, made a winning move by putting Kim Dae-won in place of Yang Hyeon-jun six minutes later.
In the extra time of the second half, it was Gallego who came out as Gangwon’s solver. Gallego, who ran down the right side during a counterattack, took advantage of Lee Jeong-hyeop’s ball and moved forward to the goal with speed, and closed the game with a right-footed strong shot.