South Chungcheong Asan proved to be the ‘King of Chungcheong’ by going on a five-game winning streak in the ‘Chungcheong Derby’.
Chungnam Asan won 2-0 over Cheonan City in the 37th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023’ at Yi Sun-sin Stadium in Asin at 4 p.m. on the 28th. Chungnam Asan, which added 3 points, surpassed Seongnam FC and rose to 9th place.
Chungnam Asan dominated Cheonan from the beginning of the first half of the day. We attacked Cheonan’s defense with a more organic attack than usual. The first goal was scored around the 15th minute of the first half, taking the lead. Park Seung-ho, who has a good sense of scoring, having scored goals in two consecutive games recently, received Kim Joo-seong’s left-footed long kick with one touch and then connected with a right-footed shot into the net. With just two touches, he beat the Cheonan defender and scored.
The second half was similar. Cheonan came out more aggressively, but Asan Chungnam scored an additional goal early on, breaking their will to chase. In the 6th minute of the second half, Park Seung-ho penetrated into the left half-space of the penalty area and made a perfect ground ball pass to Kang Min-gyu, who was penetrating the other side. Kang Min-gyu scored his 6th goal by pushing the ball in with his right foot without interfering with the defense. Kang Min-gyu scored the winning goal in both of the previous two games against Cheonan, and scored in the third game as well, becoming the ‘Cheonan Killer’.
The overall game indicators were similar for both teams. Cheonan had higher ball possession (46% to 54%), and Cheonan also had more shots (9 to 12). However, Chungnam Asan was in control throughout the game and had more opportunities to score. If Park Dae-hoon had completed the penalty kick taken in the 30th minute of the second half, the score gap could have widened to more than 3 points.
South Chungcheong Asan also won the last Chungnam derby of the season, successfully achieving a ‘complete victory’ against teams from the Chungcheong region. In this season’s K-League 2, Daejeon Hana Citizen moved up to the first division, but with the creation of Cheongju in North Chungcheong Province and Cheonan City, the number of teams in the Chungcheong region increased to three. Although they are a new team that has just been formed, whenever they face South Chungcheong Asan, they are naturally referred to as ‘Chungcheong Derby’ or ‘Chungnam Derby’. However, South Chungcheong Asan won 4 out of 5 games against them, proving that it was only a local derby and not a rivalry match.
Coach Park Dong-hyeok also emphasized before the game that although Cheonan-Saen is a ‘Chungnam derby’, it is not a rival match. After the game, he drew a line once again, saying, “There is talk of (Cheonan) being a rivalry with Asan, but I said in advance that they are not rivals. Looking at today’s game, I think this season’s ranking is disappointing.” Cheonan coach Park Nam-yeol also acknowledged the difference in skill, saying, “Chungnam Asan was better in every way.”토스카지노 주소
The players also emphasized that ‘we still have the advantage.’ Park Dae-hoon, who became the Distinguished Player by recording 1 goal and 1 assist that day, said after the game, “It’s called the Chungnam Derby, but I don’t really think of it as a rivalry.” Kang Min-gyu, who scored the key goal, said, “We won all of them, so we are not rivals.” He added, “We dominated the first game, and the second game was similar. But we were ahead by a lot today as well.”
Asan, South Chungcheong Province is now facing its final game of the season against Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province. Attention is being paid to whether he will show his side as the ‘King of Chungcheong’ in the final game.