A new ace has appeared in Gwangju FC.
Asani, who became the Albanian national team, became the protagonist of the first hat-trick of the 2023 season.
Gwangju won a 5-0 win against Incheon United at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium on the 18th and jumped to third place in the 4th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023.
In the 8th minute of the first half, Gwangju scored the first goal by Asani, and in the 19th minute, Uhm Ji-seong scored an additional goal. Incheon got a penalty kick in the 45th minute of extra time in the first half, but Hernandez missed it.
Even in the second half, Gwangju did not stop. In the 4th minute of the second half, Lee Hee-kyun scored with the help of Umji-seong, and in the 23rd minute of the second half, Asani controlled Lee Min-ki’s cross and volleyed it. Three minutes later, Asani scored a hat-trick with a left-footed free kick from a long distance outside the box.
Asani showed off his crazy left foot and made the Gwangju home fans go wild. Asani scored the opening goal with his sharp left foot after Doo Hyun-seok’s calm pass in the course of a set piece in the 8th minute of the first half.
After that, he scored two goals in a row in the second half. In the 23rd minute of the second half, after controlling Lee Min-ki’s cross inside the box and owning it, he fired a left-footed volley, and 3 minutes later, he scored his first hat-trick this season by putting a direct free kick into the box with his left foot.
Asani was born in North Macedonia, but as a player with Albanian nationality, he has been active only on the European stage. Then he joined Gwangju through the transfer market this winter.
Asani made his name known by scoring his first goal of the season with a powerful left-footed shot in the opening game against Suwon Samsung. He did not score in his last two matches, but received his first call-up to the Albanian national team ahead of today’s game. 안전놀이터
Upon receiving this news, Asani showed up at the stadium and completed a hat-trick, responding perfectly to the call of the club and country. Asani’s Albania meet Robert Lewandowski’s Poland in the A match period.
Asani was replaced by Thomas in the 31st minute of the second half and left after receiving a standing ovation from 2,000 home fans who visited the Gwangju Soccer Stadium. It was a game that announced the birth of a new ace in Gwangju following Um Ji-seong.