‘Zeka Multi-Goal’ K-League 1 Pohang Wins 2nd Consecutive ACL Group Stage Win
Thanks to Zeka’s multiple goals, the professional soccer Pohang Steelers won two consecutive wins in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
Pohang achieved a 3-1 comeback victory over Wuhan Sanjeon (China) in the second match of Group J of the 2023-2024 AFC ACL group stage held at the Pohang Steel Yard in Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 4th.
The Pohang, who won 4-2 in the first away game of the group stage against ‘Vietnamese champion’ Hanoi FC last month,
added a victory on this day and maintained first place in Group J with 6 points. 카지노사이트원
Urawa Reds, who won against Hanoi that day, rose to second place (4 points),
followed by Wuhan (1 point) and Hanoi (0 points).
Pohang exchanged a goal with Wuhan from the beginning of the game on this day.
The first goal was up to Wuhan, who took advantage of a set-piece opportunity.
Pohang immediately succeeded in counterattacking.
In the 13th minute of the first half, Shin Kwang-hoon balanced Kim Jong-woo’s sensational heel pass with a left-footed shot from the penalty area in front of the goal and struck the top of the goal.
Pohang had a numerical advantage in the 40th minute of the first half when Wuhan Xie Pengfei,
who made a dangerous tackle on Oberdan’s ankle, was sent off after video review (VAR).
For Pohang, Zeka, who had scored an assist hat-trick in the first game, scored a comeback goal.
In the 9th minute of the second half, during a counterattack,
Zeka ran into the left penalty area at high speed, received a pass from Hong Yun-sang,
hit the net with a simple left-footed inside kick.
Zeka completed a multi-goal by striking the corner of the opposite goal with his right foot from the left penalty area in extra time in the second half.
The Zeka recorded 5 attack points with 2 goals and 3 assists in 2 ACL group stage games.
Pohang aimed to score a large number of points with a ball possession rate of close to 70%,
but at the start of the second half, all three headers by Lee Ho-jae,
who stepped on the ground in place of Kim In-seong, were narrowly saved or missed the goal,
in the 36th and 40th minutes of the second half,
Two of his right-footed shots hit the net, but both were ruled offside.