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Gimpo FC, E-Land ‘K2’ rebellion, catch FC Seoul and Suwon FC and advance to the round of 16

Professional soccer K League 2 (second division) Gimpo FC and Seoul E-Land defeated the K League 1 teams in the Korea Football Association FA Cup and succeeded in ‘rebellion’.

In the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup 3rd round home game held on the 12th at Salter Soccer Stadium in Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do, Gimpo failed to score 1-1 against FC Seoul until overtime, and won 4-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the round of 16. This is the first time that Gimpo, which was founded in 2013 and competed in semi-pro leagues such as the K3 League, turned professional last season and rose to K League 2, reached the FA Cup round of 16. Gimpo will compete with the winner of the Gangwon FC (K1)-Chungbuk Cheongju (K2) game, which was postponed to the 2nd of next month due to the Gangneung forest fire, to advance to the quarterfinals.

Both teams aggressively attacked the opponent’s danger zone, but went into a penalty shootout as they couldn’t decide the winner until overtime.

Seoul was put in danger as Hwang Hyeon-soo’s shot, the second kicker, missed to the left of the goal. As the fourth kicker Lee Seung-jun’s shot was blocked by Gimpo goalkeeper Kim Min-jae’s save, Seoul’s defeat deepened. On the other hand, in Gimpo, all four players shook the net, including Yun Min-ho, the last player who decided the game. 토스카지노

E-Land also participated in the ‘rebellion’ by dramatically defeating K-League 1 Suwon FC, which was fought by 10 players. In the match held at Mokdong Sports Complex, E-Land won 2-1 with Bruno’s winning goal in the 40th minute of the second half. E-Land will play in the round of 16 against K League 1 Gwangju FC, which defeated K League 2 Busan IPark 2-1.

Suwon Samsung, who struggled without a win in the K League 1, won the K League 2 Ansan Greeners 3-1 in an away game and won their first win of the season. Although it was the first win against a lower league team, they gained confidence with a multi-score victory ahead of the regular league match against Jeju United on the 15th. Suwon, which holds the FA Cup record (5 times) along with Jeonbuk Hyundai, advances to the round of 16 and challenges to recreate the ‘glory’ of the past in this competition as well.

K-League 1 Jeju United won the away match against K3 Changwon City Hall 2-1 thanks to Koo Ja-cheol’s winning goal just before the end. K League 1 Daejeon Hana Citizen defeated K4 Geoje Citizen 4-1 at home.


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