Daegu FC earned a ‘click-clack’ victory over Suwon FC.
Daegu FC won 3-1 at home against Suwon FC in the 18th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 at DGB Daegu Bank Park at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, thanks to consecutive goals from Vaselos, Sejingya, and Hwang Jae-won.
On the day, Daegu head coach Choi Won-kwon made a change by benching ‘ace’ Go Jae-hyun and starting Brazilian striker Vassellus. It was a rotation that took into account the fatigue of the midweek game and a vote of confidence in Vaselus.
When asked about Vaselus in the last home game against Seoul, Choi said, “Vaselus asked for a meeting and expressed his desire to start. When asked if he was better than the existing starters, he couldn’t answer straightforwardly. We’ll see how he performs against Seoul and decide whether to give him a chance to start against Jeonbuk and Suwon.” For the home game against Suwon before the A-League break, Choi finally chose Vaselus as his starter, and instead of the trio of Sejingya, Edgar, and Jae-hyun, he went with the Brazilian trio of Sedbar. 안전놀이터
After missing several crucial chances, including a one-on-one in the first half, Choi didn’t change his mind in the second half, and Baselus finally repaid his faith. Four minutes into the second half, Vassellus scored a left-footed goal, his second of the season and first field goal. Shortly after Hwang Jae-won’s throw-in, Lee Jin-yong’s sharp long cross was flicked onto the chest by Edgar, and Vassellus didn’t miss his third chance. He took it with his left foot and threw his arms around the neck of coach Choi Won-kwon on the bench in wild celebration after the low ball rattled the net. Daegu took a 1-0 lead.
Suwon fought back, however, and Yoon Beom-garam’s flying shot narrowly missed the target. In the 19th minute of the second half, Daegu substituted Go Jae-hyun for Vassellus and Keita for Hong Chul to stabilize the defense. In the 24th minute, Cho Jin-woo’s header grazed the side of the goal, denying Daegu a second goal. In the 30th minute, Sejingya’s powerful shot was narrowly saved by Suwon goalkeeper Park Bae-jong.