Lee Ho-jae, ‘K-League inherited from generation to generation’, presents 3 points to Pohang with multi-theater goals
Lee Ho-jae (23, Pohang Steelers), the “K-League 2nd Generation,” created a remarkable victory with multiple goals in the K-League 1 opening game, which marked the 40th anniversary of its launch, turning the home stadium of 14,089 visitors into a crucible of enthusiasm. The weekend ground was filled with enthusiasm, with 28,039 people entering the official opening game, ‘Hyundai Ga Derby’, the largest number of spectators in a game since Corona 19.
In the 2023 K League 1 first round home match against Daegu FC held at Steel Yard in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do on the 26th, Pohang won a thrilling 3-2 victory thanks to Ho-jae Lee, who scored two goals in a row at the end of the game.
Lee Ho-jae, a 191 cm tall striker, is the son of Seongnam FC coach Lee Gi-hyung, who dominated the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s as a ‘cannon shooter’. Lee Ho-jae, who made his professional debut in 2021, scored a total of 3 goals, including 1 goal in 15 games in the first year and 2 goals in 16 games last year.
On this day, Pohang was dragged around giving Daegu’s Go Jae-hyeon a header opening goal. In the 29th minute of the first half, Daegu ace Sejingya’s right corner kick went to Ko Jae-hyeon using Hong Jeong-woon’s head as a stepping stone, and Ko Jae-hyun, who scored the most goals in Daegu last season with 13 goals, did not miss it. In the 45th minute of the first half, Jeka, who played for Daegu until last season, helped Pohang Jae-hee Jeong, who called Meng-gun with a non-stop shot in front of the door. However, in the 19th minute of the second half, Kim In-sung fouled Se Jang-ya and scored a penalty kick, falling behind again.
Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong put Lee Ho-jae in place of Jeka in the 32nd minute of the second half to increase the number of wins, and it became a ‘God’s move’. In the 39th minute of the second half, Lee Ho-jae caught Kim Seung-dae’s pass in front of the goal area with his left foot and calmly finished it with his right foot to equalize. Six minutes later, Lee Ho-jae’s sudden right-footed mid-range shot from the right side of the penalty arc was hit by the Daegu defender’s foot and slightly deflected, splitting the goal net and completing a double victory.
Jeju United and Suwon FC drew 0-0 in the Jeju match that drew attention with the ‘Yoon Bitgaram Derby’. Yun Bit-garam, who left Ulsan Hyundai to live in Jeju and went to Suwon FC in one season after going through the ups and downs of the 2nd division, expressed his regret for Jeju coach Ki-il Nam at a recent press conference. On this day, Bitgaram Yun threatened his parents’ goal with several free kicks, but failed to generate any income. Jeju, who had left Joo Min-gyu (Ulsan) and Jerso (Incheon United), who were in charge of the offense, played a somewhat dominant game, but the goal of newly recruited Brazilian Yuri Jonatan was canceled for offside and a penalty kick hit the post. They went winless in 7 home matches. Jeju match was watched by 8362 people.메이저놀이터
In the previous day’s clash between defending champion Ulsan and Korea Football Association (FA) Cup champions Jeonbuk Hyundai, Jeonbuk Song Min-gyu fired the opening salvo, but Um Won-sang and Rubikson’s consecutive goals gave Ulsan a 2-1 come-from-behind victory. 22,204 people attended the Seoul game where FC Seoul defeated Incheon 2-1 for the first time in two years, and 10,348 people attended the Suwon game where the promoted team Gwangju FC defeated Suwon Samsung 1-0. burst into laughter.