The flow of the game was somewhat frustrating. However, Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo’s appropriate replacement of players quickly changed the trend. In particular, Ataru performed well in breaking through the clogged blood vessels.안전놀이터

Ulsan defeated Thai dark horse BG Pathum United 3-1 in the first round of Group I of the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League held at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on the 19th. Thanks to the power of ‘Hungarian Monster’ Martin Adam, who scored three goals in the 28th minute of the first half, the 28th minute of the second half, and the 32nd minute of the second half, Ulsan easily defeated Pathum at home, where Ryhan Stewart scored only one goal in the 41st minute of the first half, and advanced to the AFC Champions League. The first league game was marked with a refreshing victory.

Ulsan struggled quite a bit with Pathum’s resistance until the early part of the second half of the game. Even after Martin Adam’s first goal in the 28th minute of the first half, the team was unable to catch the momentum. On this day, Ulsan displayed a starting center back line consisting of Jeong Seung-hyeon and Kim Young-kwon, but they were unable to properly block Pathum’s two-top attack led by former Uzbekistan national team goaltender Igor Sergeev and Thailand national team striker Thirasil Dangda. They were hit with an unexpected equalizer in the 41st minute of the first half, and if Pathum had been more focused, they might have conceded more goals.

Before the start of the second half, Coach Hong replaced Kim Young-kwon and brought in Kim Ki-hee, putting a scalpel on the unstable central defense. First of all, the defensive anxiety subsided, but even after the start of the second half, the team clearly could not overwhelm the opponent. Then, in the 18th minute of the second half, Coach Hong removed Boyanic, Dong-Kyung Lee, and Chung-Yong Lee and brought in Rubikson, Min-Hyuk Kim, and Ataru. They attempted to take the lead by seeking changes in the midfield combination.

And this replacement operation was successful. In particular, Ataru’s performance, playing between the right wing and central attacking midfielder positions, stood out. In the 28th minute of the second half, when Lee Gyu-seong attempted a penetrating pass from outside the box, Ataru exquisitely penetrated the half-space on the right side of the opponent’s box and hit a sharp ground ball cross to Martin Adam, who was in front of the goal, to help score. This goal, assisted by Ataru, served as an opportunity to turn the game, which had previously been tightly tied 1-1, in favor of Ulsan.

Not only that. Ataru indirectly contributed to the third goal scored by Martin Adam in the 32nd minute of the second half. A surprise cross from the right gave Bako a chance inside the box, and Martin Adam was able to easily score thanks to Bako changing the direction of the ball with a touch.

It can be said that Ulsan was able to overcome a trend that could have been disrupted through substitution. Ulsan, who had an excellent first match, will now head to Suwon FC in the 32nd round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at Suwon Sports Complex on the 24th with a light step.