Lee Ho-jae, who led the Pohang Steelers to victory, was selected as the first round MVP of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023.
Lee Ho-jae scored multiple goals in the opening match between Pohang Steelers and Daegu FC at Pohang Steel Yard on the 26th (Sun안전놀이터), leading Pohang to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory.
In the match, Lee Ho-jae was substituted for Jeka in the 32nd minute of the second half when Pohang was trailing 1-2. In the 39th minute of the second half, seven minutes after entering, Lee Ho-jae took over a pass given by Kim Seung-dae from the right and scored the equalizer with a right-footed shot. Then, in the 45th minute of the second half, he received a pass from Kim Jong-woo and scored a come-from-behind goal with a right-footed mid-range grounder shot from the right side of the penalty arc, contributing to Pohang’s first victory.
Pohang was selected as the best team in the first round with Lee Ho-jae, who scored multiple goals, and Jeong Jae-hee, who scored the team’s first goal that day.
The best match in the first round was held on the 24th (Sat) at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai. In today’s match, Jeonbuk took the lead with Song Min-kyu’s first goal in the 10th minute of the first half, but Ulsan made a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory with Eom Won-sang equalizing in the 43rd minute of the first half and Rubikson scoring a come-from-behind goal in the 19th minute of the second half. In this match, both teams engaged in a fierce battle for 90 minutes, predicting that they would continue to compete for the championship this season.