Nam Ki-il vs. Lee Jung-hyo’s first clash of 6 years of shared joy and sorrow, Jeju Nam Ki-il laughed
Jeju coach Nam Ki-il and Gwangju coach Lee Jung-hyo, who had been together as head coach and head coach for six years, faced each other. The winner was director Nam.
Jeju United, led by coach Nam Ki-il, 메이저놀이터won the Hana 1 Q K League 1 9th round Gwangju FC expedition 1-0 at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 26th. Seo Jin-soo scored the winning goal in the 32nd minute of the second half.
The first to open fire was the home team, Gwangju. In the 10th minute of the first half, after a contest from the front, he received the ball from the left side and attempted a strong left-footed mid-range shot. He headed to the opposite post, but turned away from the goal.
Gwangju put up a bold mid-range shot. In the 11th minute of the first half, Asani aimed for the near post with a left-footed mid-range shot from the right outside the opponent’s penalty box. Again, it slipped slightly to the side of the goal.
Jeju responded with bold forward pressure. In the 19th minute of the first half, when Gwangju attempted a back pass from the rear, the front four players rushed at the same time. Hayes, who broke the pass, went to the center of the penalty box, but it did not lead to a shot because he was out of breath.
In the 2nd minute of added time in the first half, Doo Hyun-seok from the right side of Gwangju switched to a long and accurate cross. Lim Ji-seong tried a strong left-footed shot, but it was caught by goalkeeper Kim Dong-jun.
Attacks came and went at a fast tempo in the second half. In the 7th minute of the second half, Seo Jin-soo snatched Gwangju’s pass and moved forward. A bold right-footed mid-range shot was embraced by goalkeeper Kim Kyung-min.
In the 11th minute of the second half, Gwangju again aimed for the Jeju goal with a set piece. Asani’s left-footed cross from the left side of the penalty box hit Timo’s head and flowed into the center.
The side that scored the first goal was Jeju, which was rather crouching. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Seo Jin-soo penetrated a long cross from the left side and connected it with a header. The goalkeeper made a save, but went straight in and shook the net.
After conceding a goal, Gwangju put in Heo Yul, Lee Kun-hee, Aaron, and Kim Han-gil, aiming for an equalizer until the end, but Jeju firmly blocked it until the end.
Manager Nam worked with Lee Jung-hyo while coaching Gwangju in 2016, Seongnam FC in 2018, and Jeju United in 2020. Director Lee Jung-hyo broke up with Nam when he was appointed as a manager in Gwangju in 2022. In the first confrontation between the two leaders as coaches, it was coach Nam Ki-il who laughed.