It was a pity to lose, but it was a game against Gwangju FC, which was profitable in many ways in the situation of Busan I-Park. It was a bout that confirmed the positive elements of backup power while conserving power for the Gyeongnam FC match, which will be the watershed of the K-League 2 lead fight.
Busan, led by coach Park Jin-seop, lost 1-2 against Gwangju FC in the 3rd round of the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup at 7 pm on the 12th. Busan lost a goal to Hanbin Park in the 14th minute of the first half, but in the 41st minute of the second half Brazilian striker Franklin turned the game around. However, in the 44th minute of the second half, Gwangju’s Lee Kun-hee conceded and lost.
Busan’s FA Cup journey ended here, but Busan is in an atmosphere of smiling rather than regretting. The so-called ‘choice and focus’ strategy was adopted. Busan is ahead of the Hana One Q K League 2 2023 home game against Gyeongnam FC scheduled for the 15th at 6:30 pm at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
With 11 points from 3 wins and 2 draws, Busan, currently ranked 3rd, will face off against Gyeongnam, 2nd with the same record. In short, the lead fight at the beginning of the season is a game that will be a watershed, and it is a game that will have a significant impact on future promotion fights. The FA Cup is also an important competition, but in the situation of Busan, where the goal is promotion to K-League 1, an arrangement of forces was inevitable. This was the same in Gyeongnam, which faced Siheung Citizen Soccer Team on the same day.
The positive thing is that the Gwangju match was not a throwaway stone. The players who played against Gwangju on this day were mainly members of Busan IPark Futures, currently active in the K4 League. It is quite positive that they had a persistent game until the end against Gwangju, which is causing quite a sensation in the K-League 1.
Several players, such as Hwang Jun-ho, proved that they could still do their part in the A-Team game against Gwangju that day,바카라 and Brazilian striker Franklin, whom Busan had painstakingly recruited, scored goals in two FA Cup matches in a row following the FA Cup 2nd round against FC Anyang. It showed that he was slowly integrating into the team. It is definitely positive that coach Park will be able to have more leeway in managing the team in the future. It is believed that this will be of great help to play the season in the long term.