IPark wins 2-0 at home in K League 2
Professional soccer’s K League 2 Busan I-Park won its first home game at Gudok Stadium in two years, moving up to second place in the league 안전놀이터.
The Busan club won 2-0 at home against Chungnam Asan in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Gudok Stadium on March 28, thanks to back-to-back goals from Kwon Hyuk-kyu and Park Jung-in. With its second straight win, Busan has accumulated 26 points (20), equalizing with Gimpo (16), which has played two fewer games, but jumped from fifth to second place on goal difference.
Busan head coach Park Jin-seop brought out a 5-2-3 formation on the day. Choi Gun-ju, Kim Chan, and Sung Ho-young formed the back three, with Jung Won-jin and Kwon Hyuk-kyu supporting them. Eo Jung-won, Kim Sang-joon, Lee Han-do, and Choi Wi-je formed the back line .
Busan had the numerical advantage early in the match. Chungnam Asan forward Park Min-soo was sent off early after receiving consecutive yellow cards in the 16th and 23rd minutes of the first half, and Busan pushed Asan hard. The first goal finally came in the 39th minute. Kwon Hyuk-kyu fired a 25-meter mid-range shot from the front of the arc, and the ball hit a defender, deflected slightly, and went straight into the goal. The goalkeeper was helpless.
Busan did not lower its offensive intensity after the first goal. In the 19th minute of the second half, Sung Ho-young was one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but the ball hit the post. A dull offense ensued until Busan drew first blood in the 43rd minute. On a counterattack in the 43rd minute, Park dribbled alone into the penalty area and rattled the net with a precise left-footed shot. It was Park’s first goal of the season. Asan tried to make up for it in the final minutes of the match, but Busan’s goal was not to be.