At this point, I think it’s okay to declare the ‘resurrection of the special city of soccer’. Daejeon Hana Citizen, who was promoted to K-League 1 (Part 1) in the 2023 season, is excited every day. Daejeon won 3-2 in the 5th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 against FC Seoul held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 1st. Daejeon, which has been undefeated in 5 matches since the opening (3 wins, 2 draws, 11 points), including the recent 2 consecutive wins, has risen to second place in the league. It was evaluated as a noteworthy dark horse before the opening, but it is a report card that exceeds expectations that even director Lee Min-seong Daejeon did not expect. 먹튀검증
If you look at the performance against Seoul, you can understand why Daejeon is doing well. Daejeon did not back down even against Seoul, which boasts the league’s top-notch power. Although it was not a normal power due to the representative selection and injuries, it created an opportunity with bold forward pressure and active penetration. It showed a significant lead in attack indicators. The number of shots was 16-13, and the number of effective shots was 6-3. The attacking pass rate was also overwhelmingly high at 31.1% vs. 18.7%.
Daejeon took the lead in the 14th minute with Osmar’s own goal, which could be seen as Tiago’s goal, and Jo Yoo-min’s fantastic header in the 20th minute from a set piece. Ilyuchenko’s header in the 24th minute of the first half and Na Sang-ho’s consecutive goals in the 5th minute of the second half allowed the score to tie, but in the 43rd minute of the second half, Kim In-gyun broke the left side and Martha jumped in and finished the ball. Daejeon World Cup Stadium became a crucible of enthusiasm. Dramatic 3-2 victory, Daejeon, which was small when only Seoul met, broke the Seoul jinx in 26 games and 19 years since 2004.
Daejeon is playing hot attacking football in the K League 1. He scored a whopping 11 goals in 5 matches. He scores over 2 goals per match. Although they conceded a lot (six goals), they are creating chances with football that presses the opponent from above. Expected goals per game is 1.32, which is second. It is Daejeon soccer that you don’t know when and where 8 players will explode, enough to taste the goal. In the match against Seoul, Joo Se-jong, the nucleus of midfield and captain Joo Se-jong suffered an orbital fracture, and assault leader Leandro suffered a hamstring injury, but Pelescore won the match.
The fans responded to the fun game. A whopping 15,793 spectators visited Seoul. Including 18,590 people in the opening game against Gangwon, the average number of spectators for home games this season reaches a whopping 14,348. Fans are enthusiastic about the way he catches both the result and the process. Of course, the efforts of the Daejeon club cannot be overlooked. For fans, we have prepared a lot of things to enjoy and eat inside and outside the stadium, such as ‘Hana Necut Photo Studio’ and ‘Daejeon Hana Moonlight Truck’. An official from Daejeon said with a big smile, “The entrance revenue for each home game is close to 200 million won.” Daejeon World Cup Stadium is one of the most atmospheric stadiums this season.
This look reminds me of 2003. At that time, Daejeon earned the honorable nickname of ‘soccer city’ by setting a record of 43,770 spectators, the largest number of spectators in a single game. What Daejeon declared after being promoted this season was the revival of the soccer special city. Interesting performance and hot atmosphere, Daejeon, which returned to the K-League 1 after 8 years, is showing more than 2003. A splendid ‘Spring’ has arrived in Daejeon, which ended the long dark period.