The protagonist of the Suwon Derby was Suwon FC.
Suwon FC beat Suwon Samsung 2-0 thanks to Lars’ first goal and Lee Seung-woo’s additional goal in the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 Round 25’ held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 5th at 7:00 pm.
Suwon FC has won all three Suwon derbies this season. In the Suwon Derby record, Suwon FC maintained its lead with 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. 10th place Suwon FC (23 points) widened the gap with 11th place Suwon Samsung (18 points) to 5 points and laughed in a battle of pride. Suwon Samsung lost in 6 games, and the uptrend was broken.
The atmosphere before the game was taken by the home team, Suwon Samsung. Founded in 1995, Suwon Samsung has established itself as a club representing Suwon and Korea. A banner reading ‘Soccer Capital’ represented the pride of Suwon Samsung. Most of the 17,481 fans gathered at Big Bird supported Suwon Samsung. Even in the organized cheering match, Suwon Samsung was one step ahead. Suwon Samsung was excellent in all aspects, including stadium facilities and the size of supporters.
The atmosphere was also on the side of Suwon Samsung. Before the game, No Brain vocalist Lee Seong-woo appeared and passionately sang Suwon Song, raising the atmosphere to the fullest. Numerous winning banners hung in the stadium also showed the glory days of Suwon Samsung.
However, the current performance was superior to Suwon FC. Two goals from Lars and Lee Seung-woo broke the trend early in the first half alone. Director Kim Byung-soo was confident about the defense of Lars’ air supply, saying, “It’s so natural that you don’t need to give a separate instruction.” However, Gras scored the opening goal with a header.스포츠토토
At halftime, Suwon Samsung had already lost two goals. No Brain’s halftime performance and the tremendous cheers of Suwon Samsung supporters could not overturn the match.
After the match, Suwon FC supporters shouted, “We are the real Suwon!” It was the moment when Suwon FC, founded as Suwon City Hall in 2003 and raised to K League 1 in 2020 through K League 2, declared that they were the new owners of Suwon.
When asked why Suwon FC coach Kim Do-gyun is strong in the Suwon Derby, he said, “I don’t know why they are strong. Las is the key. It seems that Samsung has a lot of pressure on RAS.” In Suwon Samsung, there was no striker as good as Lars, nor a defender who could stop him.
Regarding the successive Suwon Derby defeats, coach Kim Byung-soo, who took the lead for the first time this year, said, “It is a natural phenomenon. There is no particular reason,” he explained. Defeat in Suwon Derby meant that it was not much different from defeat in other matches. However, the shock and sense of loss felt by Suwon Samsung fans, who lost their place in the Suwon national team, seems much greater than coach Kim Byung-soo. /