Professional soccer K-League 1 Suwon Samsung won the first victory this season, which they desperately wanted in the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup.
Suwon won 3-1 with Ryu Seung-woo, Ahn Byeong-jun and Jeon Jin-woo scoring in the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup 3rd round away match against K League 2 Ansan Greeners held at Ansan Wa Stadium in Gyeonggi-do on the 12th.
Suwon, who fell to the bottom of the K-League 1 after opening 6 matches (2 draws, 4 losses) this season, prepared an opportunity to reverse the mood with the first official victory of the thrilling season.
Although it was against a team under one move, it is a positive aspect to gain confidence with a multi-score victory ahead of the regular league match against Jeju United on the 15th.
Suwon, which holds the FA Cup record (5 times) along with Jeonbuk Hyundai, advances to the round of 16 and challenges to recreate the ‘glory’ of the past in this competition as well.
Ansan, which faced off against a K-League 1 team for the first time since its founding, seemed to hold up relatively well in the first half, but collapsed with consecutive goals in the second half and was eliminated in the third round.
Prior to the weekend regular league game, both teams started their rotations to play. 안전놀이터
Ansan faced Suwon with Thiago, Lee Hyeon-kyu and Gabriel, with Jung Ji-yong, Kim Bum-soo, and Jung Jae-min sitting on the bench.
Excluding Kim Kyung-joong, Acosti, and Bultuis from the roster, Suwon put Byung-Jun Ahn, Jin-Woo Jeon, and Sang-Min Lee in the front line, and started Yeom Ki-Hoon, Ho-Gang Han, and Jun-Jae Myung as starters. Bassani and Mulich kept the bench.