FC Seoul goalkeeper Choi Chul-won made a series of super saves to help Seoul to a Super Match victory.
Choi Chul-won’s Seoul defeated Suwon Samsung 1-0 in the 29th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. Seoul defended Ilyuchenko’s goal in the first minute of the match to earn all three points against Suwon.
It wasn’t an easy game for Seoul. Not only because of the uniqueness of the Super Match on enemy territory, but also because of the momentum of Suwon, who, unlike in the first half, went on an onslaught in the second half, looking to equalize or even pull off the upset. However, Choi Chul-won’s saves at every juncture helped Seoul hold on.
There are three moments that are worth revisiting. In the 30th minute, Choi made an incredible reflex save to deny Go Seung-beom’s left-footed hard shot after receiving a ground ball from Suwon striker Acosti, who had broken through on the left side of the box. In the 41st minute, Lee Ki-jae made another punching save on a left-footed free kick from outside the box. The trajectory of Lee Ki-jae’s left-footed kick, which is known for its fierceness, was very close to the goal, making it difficult to block, but Choi Chul-won did not show any weakness. 온라인카지노
His best save came in the 43rd minute. After receiving a cross from the right flank in the box, Suwon’s long striker Mulicic stumbled and fired a right-footed shot that deflected off a Seoul defender and into the goal. Choi Chul-won was able to save the shot under pressure. It was a save that cemented Seoul’s victory.
Choi was criticized by fans for his sloppy play earlier in the season. Against Ulsan Hyundai, he made the mistake of catching a backpass with his hands, which led to the team’s defeat. He was subsequently dropped from the main squad. However, when Kim Jin-gyu took over as head coach, he was given another chance and made his presence felt in the Super Match. It was the turning point of his career.