FC Seoul’s star pulls team ahead of DaejeonFC Seoul’s hopeful Park Chu-young, 19, led the soccer club to win the game against Daejeon Citizen with his second decisive goal on Sunday. Park has scored in the last two games.
During the 2005 Hauzen Cup game in Seoul, Park tied the game at 1-1 by scoring the team’s first goal in the 16th minute of the first half. Then, Portuguese forward Ricardo Nascimento gave Seoul a 2-1 lead in the 19th minute, but Daejeon’s Brazilian forward Leandro Costa Miranda equalized the score with a header in the 29th minute.
Baek Ji-hoon, 20, of FC Seoul gave the home team a half time lead in the 43rd minute by sending a pass from Ricardo with his left foot. In injury time, however, Lee Kwan-woo leveled the score again, ending the first half even at 3-3.
Tied at 3-3, Park struck again, pulling Seoul ahead 4-3 42 minutes into the second half. The score stayed that way until the end. FC Seoul now has three wins, one draw and four losses.
“No matter whether we win or lose, we are going to play enjoyable games for fans with aggressive plays,” said Lee Jang-soo, FC Seoul’s coach.
As Lee promised, FC Seoul scored 14 goals and gave up 13 goals in the last eight games. After scoring, Park showed his inner shirt, which had a drawing of a smiling green caterpillar. Underneath the drawing, he had written “Jesus Christ our Lord.”
For the second goal, Park showed his ball handling, easily bypassing Daejeon’s defense and goalkeeper and hitting the net from the right of the goal area.
Suwon Samsung Bluewings is first in the pro soccer league rankings among 13 pro soccer clubs. With four wins, three losses and one draw, Suwon is even with Daegu FC in points, but Suwon was ahead of Daegu in number of goals and goal losses.
In a game in Suwon, the home team was trailing Chonbuk Hyundai Motors 0-2 until the 16th minute of the second half, but Croatian defense player Mato Neretljak tied the game with two consecutive goals followed by a decisive goal by Brazilian forward Sandro Cardoso Dos Santos. Suwon won the game 3-2.
Daegu FC drew with Chunnam Dragons 1-1.
by Hur Jin-seok, Limb Jae-un
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