Daejeon Hana Citizen is continuing a good flow at the beginning of the season. The atmosphere in the stadium is also exciting.
Daejeon defeated FC Seoul 3-2 in the 5th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 1st. Daejeon, which recorded 5 matches undefeated (3 wins, 2 draws) after the opening, rose to second place in the league (11 points). 안전놀이터
Daejeon will step on the K-League 1 stage after 8 years. It was a promotion that the Daejeon club, players, and even the fans wanted. Head coach Lee Min-seong and ‘captain’ Se-jong Joo set the primary goal ahead of the season to remain. It was a team that was evaluated as a team with the power of ‘League 2’ last season, but because it was a promoted team, it was in the position of a challenger.
There is still a lot of season left. However, the initial momentum is stabbing the sky. So far, they are in 2nd place in the league with an undefeated streak of 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws). As of April 1st, the only undefeated teams are Daejeon, Ulsan Hyundai in 1st place, and Pohang Steelers in 3rd place.
Daejeon beat Gangwon FC 2-0 in their opening game. And they earned one point against Incheon United (3-3 draw, away) and Pohang (0-0 draw, home), who belonged to Final Round Group A last season. Before the A match break in March, they beat Suwon Samsung 3-1. As the team went undefeated in four games, the number of fans visiting the Daejeon World Cup Stadium increased.
The number of official spectators who entered the game against Seoul was 15,793. This is not much different from the 18,590 people in the opening match against Gangwon. Considering the fact that the Gangwon match is the first K-League 1 match in 8 years, it can be seen that quite a lot of fans visited the Daejeon World Cup Stadium for this match.
There was also an effort by the Daejeon club. We have prepared a lot of events for our fans. ‘Hana Necut Photo Studio’, where you can make memories during the game against Seoul, and ‘Daejeon Hana Moonlight Truck (Food Truck)’ where you can enjoy various foods are prepared. Flashy firecrackers exploded during the game, and a quiz event was held during halftime.
But most of all, the good performance of the players and the continued positive results after the opening were big. On this day, the Daejeon players also lived up to the expectations of the fans. In the 43rd minute of the second half when the score was tight at 2-2, Massa’s dramatic winning goal came. The stadium was instantly filled with tremendous cheers.
Daejeon attracted 43,770 people in 2003. At the time, it was the largest number of spectators ever for a single game. Since then, the slogan of Daejeon has been ‘Soccer Special City’. Although it is the beginning of the season, many fans are looking for the stadium because of the good performance and the team’s efforts. ‘Soccer Special City’ is coming back.