It’s your weekly sports round-up for the week ahead.
Kwon Ki-joon is with us.
I heard that the Pohang Steelers went undefeated for five games in a row and then lost?
Yes, the Pohang Steelers beat Jeonbuk Hyundai 1-0 in their 50th anniversary match on the 29th of last month.안전놀이터
The goal came in the 21st minute of the second half when Ko Young-joon broke down the right flank near the halfway line, cut inside the penalty area and struck a right-footed shot into the net.
The win made it two wins and two draws in their last four league games.
They were unbeaten in five official matches, including a 3-0 FA Cup round of 16 victory over Seongnam FC on the 24th of last month.
Pohang then saw their unbeaten run come to a halt on the road against Gwangju.
Zeca opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but Oberdan conceded an own goal, and although Lee Ho-jae scored one in the second half, they conceded three goals to lose 2-4.
I heard that Pohang held various events for the 50th anniversary, so please tell us a little bit about the history of the club.
Yes, Pohang started as an unemployed football team of Pohang Steel in 1973.
It became a professional football club in 1984 and has set the example and initiative for the development of Korean football many times, such as opening the first football stadium in Korea in 1990 and building a clubhouse in 2000.
The club has won the K League title five times, the FA Cup four times and the Asian Football Confederation Champions League in 1997, 1998 and 2009.
Prior to the 50th anniversary match, the Steel Yard hosted the club’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Hwang Ji-soo, Shin Shinh-yong, Kim Kwang-seok and Hwang Jin-sung, who played for Pohang for more than 10 years and more than 200 matches, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Other ‘legends’ including former coach Lee Hoe-taek and Olympic team coach Hwang Sun-hong were on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
Pohang published a 50th anniversary booklet and held various events with players and supporters.
The 50th anniversary match drew more than 14,000 spectators, who cheered the team to victory despite heavy rain.
Daegu FC faced Incheon and Seoul at home last week.
I heard you improved your ranking a lot.
Yes, Daegu played a 15th round match against Incheon at home on the 27th of last month.
It was a 2-2 draw.
We conceded a goal to Shin Shin-ho in the 30th minute, but Edgar scored headers in the 5th and 11th minutes of the second half to come back, and we conceded an equaliser to Incheon’s Hong Si-hoo in stoppage time.
In rounds 13 and 14, we beat Gwangju and Daejeon to make it three wins in a row, but it didn’t happen.
Yesterday’s round 16 match against Seoul was the one that showed Sejingya’s true colours once again.
In the 14th minute, he scored the game’s first goal, beating an onrushing defender to a ball from Ko Jae-hyun and slotting it into the right corner of the goal.
He also made incisive passes to Edgar and Hong Chul that almost resulted in goals in the 19th and 36th minutes, respectively.
In the first game against Seoul on 8 April, Daegu lost 0-3 without Sejingya, but yesterday’s game with Sejingya playing almost full-time was a completely different story and a nice clean sweep.
Daegu are in very good form with three wins and two draws in their last five games.
With 24 points, they’ve moved up to fifth place, ahead of Daejeon.
Meanwhile, yesterday’s game was attended by over 12,000 spectators, marking their third sell-out game of the season.
Let’s move on to baseball.
The Samsung Lions played a three-game series against SSG during the week and Hanwha on the weekend, right?
Yes, Samsung lost 2 – 3 against SSG last Tuesday, and the next day they avenged the previous day’s loss with a 3 – 2 win, thanks to a strong pitching performance by Baek Jung-hyun.
In game three, Yang Chang-seop got the start and gave up 11 runs in the fourth inning, including four home runs.
He was hit by one more home run in the 7th and 8th innings, giving up a total of six home runs, and Samsung lost the series 2 to 14.
In Friday’s game against Hanwha, the previously sluggish Oh Jae-il activated his home run cannon for the first time in 19 games in the fifth inning.
He registered his fifth home run with a cool two-run shot, and Oh Seung-hwan added the save to give the team a narrow 8-7 win.
Samsung then scored four runs in the eighth inning to tie the game at 2-2.
They got the win, but Koo injured his right thigh while fielding in the bottom of the eighth, and Kim Dong-jin also injured his right thigh and will be out for a while.
In yesterday’s game, Suarez gave up six runs in the second inning and the bats looked like they were going to make it 5-6 with two runs in the third and three in the fifth, but then they gave up a grand slam to Lee in the bottom of the fifth.
We lost 5-10.
Still, it was the third consecutive losing series for Hanwha, who had won two out of three against Doosan, KT, and SSG.