HAGL – Jeonbuk: Looking for a surprise?

25 Th4 2022 | 12:52

Ho Chi Minh CityThree days after the injury-time loss, the teachers and students of Kiatisuk will face Jeonbuk in the second leg of the 2022 AFC Champions League Group H today.

*HAGL – Jeonbuk: Monday, April 25th at 21:00 on VnExpress.

On April 22, in stoppage time at Tongil Stadium, when Sun Min scored the only goal for Jeonbuk from the edge of the penalty area, the HAGL players fell to the ground. More than 90 minutes ago, the home team played decisively and managed to keep Huang Tuanling’s net, although the opponent controlled more than 70% of the time, 11 shots and 8 corners. Many fans expressed sympathy for the dedication of Kiatisuk teachers and students and stayed to cheer them on.

According to defender Wu Wenqing – author of the opening goal Sydney FC . Draw – This support will become HAGL’s psychotropic medication until the second round. The head coach Kiatisuk affirmed that the recent defeat is not meaningless, because because of this, he “reads” the Korean opponent and has a more reasonable strategy.

Van Toan (9) dribbles during the 0-1 loss to Jeonbuk at Thong Nhat Stadium on April 22.Photo: Dedong

Van Toan (9) dribbles during the 0-1 loss to Jeonbuk at Thong Nhat Stadium on April 22. picture: Dedong

After the 3rd World War, HAGL only got one point and the group was at the bottom. To improve your position, you must first improve your score. Underrated and didn’t get the results they wanted, but the home team had good game time in every game and made waves for their opponents. Coach Chiati Suk has not publicly acknowledged the lack of rhythm of foreign players Jefferson Baiano and Washington Brandau, but his starting lineup today is likely to be adjusted.

Overcoming the weakness of anti-swelling is also a priority for HAGL. Have a pair of tall centre-backs Kim Dong-soo or Mauricio, but all three goals in the first leg came from this issue.

Regardless, Sanseong’s expectations will continue to rest on the shoulders of familiar faces like Cong Phuong, Van Toan or Hong Duy, Xuan Truong… A positive signal from the young player Le Huu Phuoc – a good player at the end of the Jeonbuk game A few minutes on the field – can also be seen as advice to coach Kiatisuk when a change is needed.

In terms of level, HAGL is still far behind the Jeonbuk team that won the AFC Champions League twice in 2006 and 2016, in addition to second place in 2011. After three games, Kim Sang-sik’s teachers and students showed their strength. Equal to the highest position in Table H, a total of 7 points. In addition to beating HAGL, they drew 0-0 with Sydney FC and beat Yokohama 1-0. There was no overwhelming advantage in terms of points, but it was an acceptable result for defending champions South Korea, which was unstable as a series of pillars contracted Covid-19.

After about 10 days in Ho Chi Minh City, the benefits of Jeonbuk will grow, especially as Kim Sang-sik’s students are able to adapt to the weather conditions and get to know each opponent better. To surprise such an opponent, in addition to hard work, HAGL absolutely needs luck and individual talent.