In the fourth round of the relegation division of the Korean K1 League on October 24, a key "guillotine" battle was staged at the Incheon United's home stadium. Facing the early victory of relegation rival Seongnam FC, Incheon United must beat Busan IPark at home to ensure that they have a chance to master their own destiny in the final round. But no one thought that this was actually a twists and turns of a contest. Incheon combined with a tenacious fighting spirit, reversed the precarious fate within one minute, and locked the final relegation suspense of the K1 league in the final round.
Incheon reverses its destiny
In this game, Incheon United took the initiative, but was the first to be scored by Busan. Before halftime, Busan passed a counterattack and Lee Dongjun jumped to the top and broke the net with a header. Incheon United is behind 0-1 at home. If this result is maintained until the end, it indicates that Busan will complete the relegation round ahead of schedule, and Incheon United will be relegated one round ahead of schedule.
In the second half of the game, Incheon United successively sent in Kim Dae-jung and Song Si-woo, and even almost got the chance of a penalty kick. However, the referee changed the ball as a foul outside the penalty area through the VAR prompt, and Incheon changed from a penalty kick to a direct free kick.
VAR changed the penalty for Incheon
As the game progressed, Busan began to frequently replace defensive players to strengthen the defense, and their solid defense did not give Incheon a chance. Just as everyone was desperate, a miracle appeared!
In the 74th minute, Mugosa crossed into the penalty area. In the second half, defender Kim Dae-jung broke the net with a header. Incheon equalized the score.
Kim Dae Jung breaks the door
While the live broadcast was reviewing the process of this goal, another defender of Incheon United stood up. Left defender Zheng Dongyun used his personal ability to reach the penalty area and kicked the goal. The ball hit the leg of Busan defender Kim Dong Woo. Change the line into the network. 2-1! In just one minute, Incheon went down to two cities, completely turning the tide of the battle.
Zheng Dongrun reverses the score
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These two goals also made Busan completely passive. Although Busan began to counterattack with all its strength, it did not restore the decline. In the end, the score of 2-1 was maintained to the end. Incheon United, witnessed by the home fans, allowed the soldiers of Busan IPark to experience the pain of the "Black Minute" and saved their fate. For Incheon United, perhaps this is the bottom line of relegation.
Can Incheon escape?
The Incheon United's victory regained its meaning in the final round of the relegation group. In the last round, Incheon will go north to challenge Seoul, and Busan will also want Buksan to challenge Seongnam. Incheon is currently 1 point behind Busan and Seongnam by 24 points. As long as Incheon wins the next round, Busan and Seongnam must fight to the death.