It was a bustling day at the Yi Sunshin General Airport. A large number of spectators visited the stadium and enjoyed the ‘Chungcheongnam Derby’.
At 4 p.m. on the 14th, Chungnam Asan defeated Chungbuk Cheongju 3-2 in the 26th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Yi Sunshin Sports Complex in Asan.
The official attendance for the game was 7,546, which is several times more than usual, as the inauguration ceremony of Chungnam Asan CEO Lee Jun-il was held. Even Chungnam Governor Kim Tae-hum watched the game to celebrate Lee’s inauguration.
The large crowd proved to be an advantage for the home team and a disadvantage for the away team. The enthusiastic support made the Cheongju players less focused than usual, while the Chungnam Asan players harassed their opponents with high tension. The effect came early on. Early in the first half, a passing error by Cheongju led to Chungnam Asan’s first goal.메이저사이트
In the second half, Chungnam Asan took the initiative and took the lead. The team was shaken by a sudden reversal in the 35th minute of the second half, but they didn’t give up until the end. Eventually, substitute Hafael equalized the game in the 43rd minute of the second half in a chaotic situation in front of the gate. From then on, the stadium became a cauldron of frenzy.
Seven minutes of second-half stoppage time gave Chungnam Asan a chance to pull off the upset. With the momentum in their favor, Chungnam Asan once again turned the game around and secured the victory with a header from Park Dae-hoon just before the end of the second half.
Both coaches acknowledged after the game that the support of the home crowd had an impact on the outcome. Choi Yun-gyeom, head coach of Chungbuk Cheongju, said, “Today, I had a strange feeling before the game started. It was the same after 15 minutes. In K-League 2, every stadium is quiet, but this time it was different. The opponent prepared a lot of cheers, and I wonder if the chaotic atmosphere affected our players,” he said, explaining that the home atmosphere intimidated the players.
Park Dong-hyuk, head coach of Chungnam Asan, said, “We’ve often gotten results when the governor, mayor, or crowd gathered. It’s great that we won today without giving up in front of the crowd,” he said. “I think the view and interest will change when we win the game, but I think the home fans enjoyed watching it very much. We also gained confidence that we can win if we don’t give up until the end,” he said of the crowd effect.
The players also felt the power of the home crowd. Park Dae-hoon, who scored the winning goal, said after the game, “I was nervous at first because there were so many people. When we started and heard the cheers, it was exciting and fun. It made me work harder,” he said after the game.