25 March 2024

Korea Cup 2R Unexpected, K4 Jinju Citizens K League 2 Chungcheongnam-do Asan

By pestfood.com

The K4 League Jinju Citizens’ Football Team, which failed to promote to the K3 League last year after losing the promotion decision game, made an unusual move to catch the K League 2 Chungnam Asan Football Team in the Korea Cup.

The Korea Football Association reported the results of 16 games and the third round matches of the second round of the “2024 Hana Bank Korea Cup” held on March 23 and 24.

The second round involved 15 teams that won the first round (2 teams from the K5 League, 3 teams from the K4 League, 10 teams from the K3 League), top four teams from the K3 League, and 13 teams from the K4 League. As a result of the second round, 12 teams from the K-League 2, 3 teams from the K3 League, and 1 team from the K4 League advanced to the third round.

The third round of the Korea Cup, which will involve 18 K-League teams, excluding four teams that advanced to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Champions League, will be held on April 17.

The amateur K5 League teams, which advanced to the second round by taking a semi-professional K4 league team in the first round, fought hard against the K2 teams, but failed to overcome the barriers of professionals. The Seoul Gwanak District Byeoksan Players had a tight match against Gimpo FC until the 29th minute of the second half, but allowed two goals afterwards, losing 1-3. Yangsan Seorgok FC also held out 0-0 in an away match against Cheonan City until the 28th minute of the second half, but lost four goals in a row due to lack of physical stamina, and ended its challenge to the Korea Cup with a 0-4 defeat. 룸알바

Instead, an unexpected incident occurred in which the K4 League team took over the K-League 2. Jinju Citizens’ Soccer Team cheered against Asan in South Chungcheong Province by keeping the first goal scored by captain Gong Yoo-hoon in the 37th minute of the second half. Jinju City will meet with Daejeon Hana Citizen in the K-League 1 in the third round.

The remaining matches between the K-League 2, K3, and K4 ended with the victory of the K-League 2 teams. The Ansan Greeners, FC Anyang, Seongnam FC, Gyeongnam FC, Chungbuk Cheongju, and Jeonnam Dragons advanced to the third round with scoreless wins. Suwon Samsung and Bucheon FC both joined the third round with 2-1 home wins. Seoul E-Land and Busan I-Park advanced to the third round with penalty shootout victories after 120 minutes of extra time. Seoul E-Land will play “Seoul Derby” against FC Seoul in the third round for the first time in three years.

The showdown between the K3 League teams was between FC Mokpo and Hwaseong FC. FC Mokpo well maintained Kim Da-won’s first goal until the end in an away match at Changwon FC. Hwaseong, the winner of last year’s K3 League, won 2-0 over Yeoju FC, the winner of last year’s K4 League. In the match between Pyeongtaek Citizen and Gimhae City Hall, which was the only K3-K4 match, Gimhae won 5-1 by a large margin. (photo = courtesy of the Korea Football Association)

※ 2024 Hana Bank Korea Cup Round 3 matchup

Ansan Greeners (K2) : Suwon Samsung Bluewings (K2)

Seoul E-Land (K2) : FC Seoul (K1)

Gangwon FC (K1) : Hwaseong FC (K3)

Gimpo FC (K2) : FC Anyang (K2)

Jinju Citizens’ Soccer Team (K4): Daejeon Hana Citizen (K1)

Jeju United (K1): Cheonan City FC (K2)

FC Mokpo (K3): Bucheon FC (K2)

Seongnam FC (K2) : Suwon FC (K1)

Daegu FC (K1) : Cheongju FC, Chungbuk (K2)

Gyeongnam FC (K2): Jeonnam Dragons (K2)

Gimhae City Hall Football Team (K3): Incheon United (K1)

Gimcheon Sangmu (K1) : Busan I’Park (K2)