Seoul Eland FC’s victory in the second round of the Korea Cup sets up a second ‘Seoul Derby’.

Seoul Eland defeated Daejeon Corail in a thrilling penalty shootout in the second round of the 2024 Hana Bank Korea Cup at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium Auxiliary Stadium on Wednesday.

This marks the second ‘Seoul Derby’ in history. Seoul Eland will host FC Seoul in the third round of the Korea Cup on the evening of April 17th. The inaugural Seoul Derby took place in the third round of the 2021 FA Cup, 안전카지노사이트 with Seoul defeating Seoul 1-0.

Seoul Eland made a number of changes to their lineup, bringing in a number of players who hadn’t played this season. Cha Seung-hyun, Shin Seung-hyun, Kim Min-kyu, and Hwang Tae-hyun formed the back four, with Seo Jae-min, Park Chang-hwan, and Lee Sang-min in the midfield, and Cho Young-kwang, Kim Gum-yeol, and Lee Chang-joon in the back three. Lee Ki-hyun was in goal.

In the first half, Seoul Eland was unable to break through the opponent’s defense and failed to record any effective shots. In the second half, Seoul Eland tried to turn the tide by subbing in Park Jun-young and Jang Seok-hoon for Shin Seong-ho and Seo Jae-min.

In the 14th minute of the second half, Seoul Eland found their stride as Jang Seok-hoon and Chang Chang-joon took turns to threaten from the left and right flanks. However, in the 24th minute, they conceded the lead when Kim Byung-oh fired a left-footed mid-range shot from the front of the arc.

Seoul Eland regrouped and scored a valuable equalizer in the 36th minute through substitute Kim Jae-yeol. Kim tapped in a ball from Hwang Tae-hyun on the right side of the box with a calm right-footed shot to tie the game at one.

Seoul Eland, buoyed by the momentum, sent the game into overtime in the 48th minute when Jang Seok-hoon attempted a powerful left-footed shot from in front of the arc that hit the post. Neither team scored in the first half of the extra time, sending the match into penalty kicks. Seoul Eland substituted goalkeeper Eom Ye-hoon.

Seoul Eland calmly converted all five kickers in the penalty shootout, defeating Daejeon Korail 5-3 after missing the second kick.

After the match, Seoul Eland head coach Kim Do-gyun said, “Players who have not played much came in and did their best and brought home the result, but there are many aspects that are lacking. I think these players need to grow a little more so that we can play a more solid league.” 

On the new back four, he said, “We tried to change the back three and back four a little bit during the game. We plan to prepare a little more and utilize it in future league matches. Park Chang-hwan played a good role.” 

Lastly, he talked about the Seoul derby. ”It’s a league game and it’s at home, so we’ll think about a lot of things and prepare for it,” Kim added. 

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