ACL Debut Incheon Defeats Yokohama 4-2… ‘Martin Adam Scores 3 Goals’ Ulsan Wins
‘Hernandez scores 2 goals’ Incheon defeats Yokohama 4-2 in ACL debut match
‘Martin Adam hat trick’ Ulsan also wins 3-1 against Pathum in ACL first match
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Incheon United of the K-League 1,
a professional soccer team that participated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Champions League (ACL) for the first time, defeated Japan’s J-League
‘defending champion’ Yokohama F. Marinos and won a thrilling debut victory.
In addition, K-League 1 ‘defending champion’ Ulsan Hyundai also got off to a good start 카지노사이트탑
by sinking BG Pathum United (Thailand) with Martin Adam’s hat trick in the first game of the ACL group stage.
Incheon won 4-2 in the first match of Group G of the 2023-2024 ACL group stage against Yokohama
held at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on the 19th, led by Hernández’s multi-goal performance.
Incheon, which was on the ACL stage for the first time in 20 years since its founding in 2003,
scored first through an own goal by the opponent in the 8th minute of the first half.
Jeong Dong-yoon, who was overlapping on the left side,
threw the ball from the left side of the penalty area,
was slightly deflected by the foot of the Yokohama defender who threw his body,
hit the goalkeeper’s hand, and was sucked straight into the goal.
The goal was recorded as an own goal by goalkeeper Jun Ichimori.
Yokohama, who launched a counterattack, equalized early on in the 17th minute of the first half
when Takuma Nishimura deflected the ball with a header from the front of the goal area in a left corner kick situation.
Incheon scored an additional goal with a counterattack in the 37th minute of the first half.
After blocking Yokohama’s attack in the 37th minute of the second half,
Incheon sent a long pass straight from their own half towards Gerso at the front line,
Gerso neutralized one defender with his quick feet, then beat the goalkeeper and scored a goal.
But the joy was short-lived.
Yokohama brought the game back to square one when Hyo Miyaichi scored the equalizer
with a header from a left corner kick in the 43rd minute of the first half.
In the first half, Incheon was behind in ball possession by 38%-62%,
Gerso’s only effective shot was, but they made a save, ending the first half with a 2-2 score.
Incheon coach Cho Seong-hwan replaced Mugosa in the 16th minute of the second half and brought in Hernández,
the introduction of Hernández was a godsend.
In response, Yokohama struck back in the 20th minute of the second half by substituting Nam Tae-hee,
a former member of the Korean national soccer team.
In the 23rd minute of the second half, Incheon launched a counterattack
by dribbling over 50 meters and hit a powerful left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area
that hit the left goal post and hit the ground.
However, in the 30th minute of the second half, during a counterattack,
Hernández received a pass from Mpoku, dug into the right side of the penalty area,
scored with a powerful right-footed shot, which became the winning goal.
Hernández even took responsibility for the key goal four minutes later.
In the 34th minute of the second half, Hernández, assisted by Mpoku,
scored multiple goals and sank Yokohama.
In the first match of Group I of the ACL group stage held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium,
Ulsan beat Pathum 3-1 thanks to Martin Adam’s hat trick.
Ulsan opened the offensive with Martin Adam’s attempted header in the 5th minute of the first half,
but missed a decisive goal opportunity in the 16th minute
when Lee Dong-kyung’s left-footed mid-range shot
from near the right side of the penalty arc hit the crossbar.
Finally, Ulsan’s first goal was scored in the 28th minute of the first half.
Jeong Seung-hyun’s thunderous right-footed mid-range shot hit the goalkeeper’s body and flowed to the right of the goal area.
Lee Dong-kyung quickly caught it and gave up a cross, and Martin Adam,
who was rushing from the other side, pushed in with his left foot to score the first goal.
Pathum’s counterattack was also fierce.
Pathum, who harassed Ulsan’s rear with a counterattack,
scored the equalizing goal in the 41st minute of the first half to balance the game.
In a mixed situation at the goal, Freddie Alvarez’s shot to the left of the penalty area was deflected by an Ulsan defender,
Rihan Stewart quickly caught it in front of the goal area and scored with a right-footed turning shot.
Ulsan was ahead with 64%-36% of ball possession during the first half,
but fell behind in number of shots by 6-7.
Ulsan finished the first half 1-1, and Martin Adam was responsible for scoring alone in the second half.
Martin Adam scored the winning goal in the 28th minute of the second half
by diverting a pass given by Ataru after cutting into the right side of the penalty area
to his left foot in front of the goal area.
In the 30th minute of the second half, Martin Adam received a cross from the left side and succeeded in scoring,
but the referee declared the goal invalid for unclear reasons.
Three minutes later, in the 33rd minute of the second half,
Martin Adam completed a hat trick with a left-footed shot
when Barco dropped a cross from behind, giving Ulsan a 3-1 win.