It’s your weekly sports roundup for the week ahead.
Kwon Ki-joon is with us.
Kwon, good morning!
I heard that the Pohang Steelers went undefeated for five games in a row, and then they lost?
Yes, the Pohang Steelers defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai 1-0 in their 50th anniversary match on the 29th of last month.
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 gave us two wins and two draws in our last four league games.
They were unbeaten in five official matches, including a 3-0 FA Cup Round of 16 win over Seongnam FC on March 24.
Pohang then saw their unbeaten streak halted in an away match against Gwangju.
Zeca scored the first goal in the 10th minute, but Aubertan gave away an own goal, and although Lee Ho-jae scored one in the second half, they conceded three goals and lost 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 soccer team for Pohang Steel in 1973.
It became a professional soccer team in 1984, opened the first soccer stadium in Korea in 1990, and built a clubhouse in 2000, setting an example and pioneering the development of Korean soccer many times.
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 game, 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 the 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 the first 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 the equalizer to Incheon’s Hong Si-hoo in stoppage time.
In rounds 13 and 14, we beat Gwangju and Daejeon to make it three in a row, but it didn’t happen.
Yesterday’s round 16 match against Seoul was the game that showed Sejingya’s true colors once again.
In the 14th minute, he scored the game-winning goal off a ball from Ko Jae-hyun, beating an onrushing defender and placing 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 April 8, 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 great 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 more than 12,000 spectators, marking their third sellout game of the season.
Let’s move on to some baseball news.
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 on Tuesday, and then won 3 – 2 the next day, avenging the previous day’s loss with a strong pitching performance by Baek Jung-hyun.
In game three, Yang Chang-seop got the start and gave up 11 runs by the fourth inning, including four home runs.
Samsung was hit by one more home run in the 7th and 8th innings, giving up a total of six home runs, and lost the series 2-14, dropping the series to 1-2.
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 homer of the season with a cool two-run shot, and Oh Seung-hwan added the save in a narrow 8-7 win 메이저사이트.
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 won’t be playing for a while.
In yesterday’s game, Suarez gave up six runs in the second inning, and the offense scored two in the third and three in the fifth to make it 5-6, then gave up a grand slam to Lee in the bottom of the fifth.
We lost 5-10.
Still, it was the third straight losing series for Hanwha, who went 1-2 against Doosan, KT, and SSG.
Their record in the last 10 games is 4-6,
They are in 7th place with 22 wins and 28 losses.