You can win if you don’t give up until the end.”
Chungnam Asan FC’s ‘unbreakable will’ once again created a miraculous comeback victory. It was the ‘Miracle of Asan’ that came out again after about a month. Although they unfortunately failed to advance to the promotion playoffs this season, Chungnam Asan FC impressed their home fans with their fierce concentration and indomitable fighting spirit at the end of the season. In addition, the team regained their lost pride and gained strong confidence that they could do it.
Asan, South Chungcheong Province, won a thrilling 3-2 victory over Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province in the 26th round match of ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023’ held at Asan Yi Sun-sin Sports Complex on the afternoon of the 14th.
With the win on this day, Asan Chungnam recorded 39 points (11 wins, 6 draws, 16 losses), trailing 9th place Seongnam FC by 2 points. On the other hand, North Chungcheong Cheongju’s dream of reaching 5th place, the Maginot line for advancement to the relegation playoffs, was dashed. If Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, had won that day, they could have pushed out Gyeongnam FC (49 points) with 50 points and ranked 5th, but were dealt a harsh blow by South Chungcheong Asan’s fierce counterattack and had to stay in the same position (7th place).
It was a repeat of the ‘Miracle in the Rain’ that had occurred a month ago. Chungcheongnam-do Asan was trailing 2-3 in the 31st round home game of the ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023’ against FC Anyang at Asan Yi Sun-sin Stadium on September 17th, when Park Dae-hoon’s equalizer came in the 44th and 45th minutes of the second half, and Park Seong-woo’s rescoring scored. They won 4-3 with a comeback goal. This game was the most dramatic comeback drama in K League 2 this season. ‘0-1 (Anyang lead)’ → ‘2-1 (Chungnam Asan’s comeback)’ → ‘3-2 (Anyang’s comeback)’ → ‘4-3 (Chungnam Asan’s comeback)’ The tide turned as many as four times. In the end, South Chungcheong Asan achieved a thrilling victory.
A game comparable to this dramatic twist came out again less than a month ago. Asan, South Chungcheong, held the first half tightly against Cheongju, North Chungcheong, with a score of 1-1 in the home game on the 14th. They took the lead with Kang Min-gyu’s first goal in the 17th minute of the first half, but allowed Giorgi to equalize in the 39th minute of the first half.
As heavy rain poured down in the second half, the scene from the Anyang game a month ago was recreated. At that time, there was so much rain that the balls the players kicked did not roll properly. In this atmosphere, South Chungcheong Asan allowed Lee Seung-jae to score a comeback goal in the 35th minute of the second half, leading the game to 1-2. There wasn’t much time left. The defeat became more and more intense.토토사이트
However, Chungnam Asan coach Park Dong-hyuk and the players did not give up until the end. Rafael, who came on as a substitute in the second half, scored an equalizer in the 41st minute, and then Park Dae-hoon scored a header in extra time in the second half to complete a 3-2 victory, completing another ‘miraculous comeback in the rain.’
The victory on this day left many things behind in Asan, South Chungcheong Province. First of all, he maintained his pride as the original ‘Chungcheong region leader’. Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, jumped into K-League 2 this season and emerged as the new leader of the Chungcheong region with good results, but the original owner of this spot was Asan, South Chungcheong. He regained his lost pride by winning a dramatic comeback victory in a match that put his pride on the line.
It was a game that regained the confidence that ‘I can do it.’ Coach Park Dong-hyuk said, “With today’s win, I gained confidence that we can win if we don’t give up until the end. I hope we can play like today until the end.” This confidence that the players have built by not giving up until the end can be enough energy for a rebound next season. It may be late, but Asan, South Chungcheong Province still gave fans hope.