Defending champions Qin Yu scored a goal in the round of 32
Pro Youth team Youngsanggo suffers shock exit
The defending champions had plenty of firepower.토스카지노 Pyeongtaek Jinyu FC (hereinafter referred to as Jinyu) advanced to the round of 32 of the 78th National High School Football Championship and 2023 National High School Football League Wangjoong Wangjeon (co-organized by Chosun Ilbo, the Korea Football Association, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism) with a 6-1 victory over Pocheon Citizens Football Club in Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongnam, on Nov. 21. Jinyu conceded an early goal in the eighth minute of the second half. However, Jinyu showed off its offensive prowess by equalizing four minutes later and scoring a total of six goals in the final 32 minutes. Sophomore midfielder Baek Min-kyu scored two goals (12th minute – 24th minute).
Jinyu also swept the group stage (four teams in each of the 16 groups) against Jeonju Gonggo (5-0) and Gyeonggi Buknamae FC (5-0). The team stumbled in the third round against Ulsan Hyundai Go, the youth team of professional soccer’s Ulsan Hyundai, losing 0-1, but regained its confidence with a goal-fest. Jinwi lifted the trophy in the final of last year’s competition with a 3-0 win over Suwon Matango.
Jeonju Youngsanggo, on the other hand, suffered a shock exit. In the round of 32 against Mokpo Gonggo, Youngsungo conceded a goal in the 28th minute of the second half to opposing midfielder Jung Hyung-in (3rd year) and went down 0-1. Youngsungo is the youth team of professional soccer’s Jeonbuk Hyundai, which won the 2021 tournament. After losing 1-4 to Jinyu in the quarterfinals of last year’s tournament, the team came into this year’s tournament reeling, but struggled in their first group game, losing 0-1 to Suwon FC U18. They went on to win against Seoul Sangmungo (1-0) and Seoul Junggyeonggo (2-1) to start the tournament, but were ultimately hindered by their low scoring output.