Busan defeated Suwon, the 'defending champion' and was qualified for the FA cup finals
Date : 2017.10.26
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Busan won a victory over Suwon at the semi-final of the '2017 KEB Hana Bank FA Cup' with a penalty shoot out in a game held at Busan Gudeok Stadium on October 25 and was successful to get qualified for the finals. Busan, which lost a score in the first goal due to penalty kick of Yeom Gihun (Suwon) at 63', led the game again to extra time when Lee Junghyub made a golden equalizer goal at 78'.
The final result was not concluded even in the extra time and Busan started a penalty shoot out, which led the team to a victory of Busan 4-2. Busan will compete for the victory of FA cup against Ulsan Hyundai, which gained the qualification for the finals in advance. The finals will be held as home and away. The first round will be on November 29 and the second round will be held on December 3rd. The order of the game will be decided by raffle.
The home team, Busan tried counter attack after defending attack of Suwon. Suwon focused on attacking each side. The first half ended 0-0. There was a variation, however, as soon as the second half started.
Choi Sunggeun of Suwon kicked Cha Younghwan(Busan)'s face while competing for a ball and received a suspension due to accumulated cautions.
Suwon drew a hand ball foul of Busan's defense while Park Gidong made a single dribble at 63'. Yeom Gihun confidently made a successful winning score at 66' and Suwon led the game.
Busan, on the other hand, made an equalizer goal at 78'. Lee Junghyub received a pass which came into the penalty box, connected the ball by a right foot turning shoot and made a goal against Suwon. Suwon had a disadvantage due to less number of players. Coach Seo Jungwon substituted Matthew with Jonathan to carry on counter attach but the team struggled.
The game was extended to extra time. The extra time game was very competitive. Both Busan and Suwon demonstrated fierce attack. Suwon made a goal against Busan with Jonathan's sudden middle distance shooting at 7' of extra time. However, the VAR confirmed Kim Gunhee's foul immediately before the goal and it was evaluated that the goal is void.
In the end, the game was extended to the penalty shoot out. The third kicker of Busan, Lee Junghyub's shooting was blocked by Yang Hyungmo's defense. The third kicker of Suwon, Park Kidong's shooting went beyond the goal. The penalty shoot out was decisive at the fourth. Cha Younghwan, the fourth kicker of Busan made a successful goal while the shooting of Kim Eunsun, the fourth kicker of Suwon, was defended by Busan's goal keeper, Kim Hyunggeun. Ko Kyungmin, the fifth kicker of Busan made a successful goal and Busan eventually ended the 120 minutes long game.
Words = Ahn Ki Hee
Photo = KFA