Gangwon beats Daejeon 1-0 to move ‘four points clear’ of 12th-placed Suwon…Gwangju draws 1-1 with Daegu

As the season draws to a close, the outcome of each game has been a mixed bag for several teams.

On the afternoon of the 11th, 텍사스홀덤 Daejeon and Gangwon met in the 36th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 Final Round B at Daejeon World Cup Stadium.

For Gangwon, it was a must-win game. Coming into the game, Gangwon was sitting in 11th place in the league with 27 points. Only one point separated them from 12th-place Suwon Samsung, who were in danger of direct relegation. Suwon needed to catch up.

The two teams battled back and forth throughout the match. Despite knocking on each other’s doors, the first half ended scoreless.

The game moved into the second half, and in the 24th minute, Gangwon took the lead. The hero was Kim Dae-won. Kangwon executed a fantastic three-way pass near the left side of the Daejeon box, and Kim Dae-won, who was in the box, split the Daejeon goal with a low, accurate winding kick. Kangwon defended Kim Dae-won’s goal well to secure a 1-0 victory and a four-point cushion over 12th-place Suwon.

On the same day, DGB Daegu Bank Park hosted the 36th match of the Final Round A between Daegu and Gwangju. The first goal belonged to third-placed Gwangju. In the 18th minute, Becca shook Daegu’s goal with a powerful mid-range shot. It was a goal that went into the corner that Oh Seung-hoon couldn’t touch.

However, Daegu did not back down in front of their home fans. In the 40th minute, Hong Chul sent in a sharp corner kick, and Kim Kang-san, who was in front of the goal, headed in the equalizer. No more goals were scored after that, and the game ended 1-1.

The draw left fourth-ranked Jeonbuk Hyundai with a smile on their face. Jeonbuk Hyundai is chasing a third-place finish, which would mean a spot in the Asian Champions League Elite (ACLE) playoffs for the 2024-25 season. If Gwangju had won against Daegu, the gap would have been seven points with Jeonbuk having played one less game. However, with Gwangju drawing, Jeonbuk can be happy that the gap hasn’t widened. The difference between the two teams is now five points.

Meanwhile, the 36th round of Final Round B between Jeju and Seoul at the Jeju World Cup Stadium ended in a goalless 0-0 draw.

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