Busan I-Park has been breathlessly racing to reach the top division (K League 1) for the first time in four years, but failed to capitalize on its last chance and will remain in the second division (K League 2). Lack of heart in the relegation battle after conceding an equalizer in stoppage time against Chungbuk Cheongju in the final game of the league and failing to win the championship on their own was a major setback.토토사이트
Busan IPark lost 2-5 to Suwon FC in the second leg of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 promotion playoffs at Suwon Sports Complex on Monday. Busan IPark took the lead. Busan took a 1-0 lead through Choi Jun’s first goal in the 15th minute. With a two-goal lead after the first period, it looked like Busan’s promotion was in sight.
However, they conceded back-to-back goals to Kim Hyun and Lee Young-jae in the second half to tie the first and second games at 3-3. The defeat was compounded by Lee Kwang-hyuk’s left-footed shot from the center of the penalty area in the first five minutes of extra time, and Jung Jae-yong’s goal assisted by Lopez in the 11th minute of extra time.
Busan pulled one back in the 10th minute of the second half of extra time through Kim Jung-hwan, but their hopes of promotion were dashed two minutes later when Suwon’s Lopez converted a loose ball into the net. After conceding three goals in extra time, Busan squandered their chances of promotion.
After the second leg, Busan coach Park Jin-seop said, “I was disappointed with both the last game of the regular round and today. I’m sorry that the fans wanted us to get promoted, but we couldn’t do it,” he said. “We had some physical problems with injuries, so our mood dropped, and in that situation, we conceded an unexpected goal and lost the momentum,” he reflected.
Conceding a last-minute equalizer in the final 39th round against Chungbuk Cheongju to hand Gimcheon Sangmu the league title and a direct ticket to the top flight was painful. “The challenge is over, but we will try to improve and become a team that can be promoted again next year,” Park said. “Goal decisiveness and scoring power are most important. I don’t think there will be any major changes to the squad, but we need to find more foreign players to score goals and improve our finishing.” “Remember the fans and the tears you shed today, and don’t make the same mistakes next year,” he said to the players.
Meanwhile, 10th-ranked Gangwon, who drew 0-0 in the first leg, defeated Gimpo 2-1 in the second leg at Gangneung Sports Complex, led by Gabriel’s multi-goal performance, to stay in the top flight.