‘Extended battle in the heat’ Pohang-FC Seoul quarterfinal clash

Defending champions Pohang Steelers and FC Seoul will meet in the quarterfinals of the Hana Bank Korea Cup 2024 after a penalty shootout victory in the Round of 16 (Round 4), played amid the first heat warning of the summer in Seoul. Kim Ki-dong, who led Pohang to the top of the table last year, will face his former club in the “Kim Ki-dong Derby” as they battle for a spot in the quarterfinals. Six of the eight matches on the day were decided on penalty kicks, with the winner going through to the quarterfinals after 120 minutes of extra time.

On the 19th, Pohang Steelers (K1) and Suwon Samsung (K2) met in the round of 16 of the Hana Bank Korea Cup 2024 at the Pohang Steel Yard in a clash between the two most decorated teams in the tournament, with Pohang advancing to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory in penalty kicks after the score remained 1-1 through 120 minutes of extra time.

Pohang, coached by Park Tae-ha, conceded an early goal to Suwon’s Jeon Jin-woo in the first half of extra time after the first 90 minutes were 0-0, but Baek Sung-dong equalized in the ninth minute of extra time to send the match into “11-meter roulette. Pohang, the five-time Korea Cup champions, won 5-4 on penalties to continue their quest for a sixth title.

Pohang became the most decorated team in the competition (1996, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2023) with last year’s victory, while Suwon Samsung (2002, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2019) have also been strong in the Korea Cup, but ended their journey in the round of 16.

Pohang will face FC Seoul on July 17 for a spot in the quarterfinals after defeating Gangwon FC 5-4 on penalties on Sunday. Kim Ki-dong, who coached Pohang last year before taking over at FC Seoul this season, used a rotation of players in the round of 16 against Gangwon, which ended in a 0-0 draw after extra time, but the home fans were rewarded with the victory in penalty kicks.

FC Seoul took the initiative with Kang Sung-jin and Kang Joo-hyuk’s pace down the right side, but were unable to find the back of the net before goalkeeper Baek Jong-joint saved Kangwon’s fifth kicker Ryu Kwang-hyun in the penalty shootout to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals in dramatic fashion.

K-League 2 Gimpo FC, led by head coach Choi Jeong-woon, defeated K-League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai 1-0 to join the quarterfinals. Jeonbuk had played three league matches and one Korea Cup match under Kim Doo-hyun up until this point, but were still unable to 카지노사이트 register their first win under the ‘Kim Doo-hyun Ho’ banner. Gimpo held on to Bruno’s header in the fourth minute of the first half to advance to the quarterfinals.

Ulsan HD, coached by Hong Myung-bo, saved face in their round of 16 home match against Park Dong-hyuk’s Gyeongnam after a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes and 4-4 after extra time, winning 3-0 on penalties to reach the quarterfinals at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan. Ulsan will face Incheon for a spot in the quarterfinals.

K League 1 Gwangju FC defeated K League 2 Bucheon FC to join them in the quarterfinals. Gwangju advanced to the quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 3-2 away win over Bucheon at Bucheon Sports Complex. Gwangju exploded for three goals in the first half to take an early lead. It opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Park Tae-joon slotted home a cutback pass from the right flank with his right foot from in front of the goal.

Lee added another goal in the 32nd minute with a left-footed mid-range shot from near the penalty arc. A minute later, Gabriel made it 3-0 when he penetrated into the right penalty area on a counterattack and flicked the ball over the goalkeeper. Bucheon tried to chase down the one-goal deficit through Hwang Jae-hwan in the 41st minute and Bassani’s free-kick goal just before the end of the match.

Incheon, coached by Cho Sung-hwan, won 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw in both regular and extra time in the round of 16 (Round 4) against Gimcheon at the Incheon Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Jeju United joined Hana Citizens in the quarterfinals with an 8-7 penalty shootout victory over Daejeon Hana after playing to a 0-0 draw in extra time. Jeju will face Gimpo in the quarterfinals to determine the winner.

The Hana Bank Korea Cup 2024, Korea’s largest cup competition for both professionals and amateurs, will conclude its round of 16 on July 17 with four quarterfinal matches. The tournament, which was renamed from the FA Cup to the Korea Cup this year, features 59 clubs from the professional K League 1 and K League 2, semi-professional K League 3 and K League 4, and amateur K League 5. As a perk, the winner of the tournament will qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Elite (ACLE) or Champions League 2 (ACL2) next season.


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