6th-ranked Daejeon aims to leapfrog Suwon with win

After winning their first ‘soccer capital’ derby against Suwon Samsung after being promoted to the K League One this season, Daejeon Hana Citizen will be back in the hunt for three points and a place in the top half of the table, this time at home.

Daejeon will host Suwon in the 21st round of the 2023 K League 1 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.

With the 2023 season now in the books, Daejeon is in sixth place with 28 points from seven wins, seven draws, and six losses, the minimum to qualify for the Final Round A. The team is currently in third place with 33 points. They are only five points behind third-place FC Seoul (33).

After a difficult match in Seoul in Round 20, Daejeon earned a valuable point in a 0-0 draw thanks to a series of saves from goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun. Daejeon are also unbeaten in their last four matches with one win and three draws. Daejeon will look to get back to winning ways at home against Suwon, a team that left the first meeting this season with fond memories.

One of the key players in this match will be Lee Jin-hyun. Lee joined Daejeon ahead of the 2021 season and immediately emerged as a key midfielder with his excellent kicking ability and work rate. Last year, he was instrumental in the team’s promotion with six goals and five assists in 29 games, including the promotion playoffs, and this season he has continued to perform well with three goals and five assists in 18 games.바카라사이트

Looking ahead to the match against Suwon, head coach Lee Min-sung said, “It’s our first home game in a month. As we are playing at home for the first time in a long time, we will do our best to give our fans a victory.”

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