The K League, which was created in a hurry, beat prestigious European ATMs with "Lee Chang-geun's defensive show + mercenary ski

The 'Team K-League', which was improvised to represent the domestic professional football K-League, defeated Atlético Madrid (Spain), one of Europe's most prestigious clubs, and showed the heightened status and potential of Korean football.

In the first leg of the Coupang Play Series held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 27th, Team K-League led by Hong Myung-bo beat Madrid 3-2 with Anton's equalizer, Palosevich's penalty kick, and Lee Soon-min's come-from-behind goal.

In fact, the match on this day was an event match for the K-League, a team that completed the team formation on the 19th for domestic soccer fans, rather than winning or losing being very important. It was the first match.

However, once the match started, the team K-League players burned their unique competitive spirit, and Atletico's key players such as Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata also took part in the game with a serious look, and a tense flow continued.

In the first half, Atlético dominated the atmosphere and took the lead through Tomar Lemar's goal in the 12th minute. Even after that, Atletico threatened the team K-League goal as Samuelino and Morata tried to shoot. However, the first half ended with Atlético leading by only one point, 1-0, thanks to goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun, who was named in the team's K-League starting lineup.

As the second half began, Atlético were replaced by Sowinji, Saul Niguez, and Angel Correa, but many of the key players who played in the first half were left out and young players were given a chance.

On the other hand, Team K-League coach Hong Myung-bo attempted a bolder and more aggressive appearance by pushing in foreign players such as Sejingya, Anton, and Zeka in the second half, unlike the first half, which focused on domestic players.

In the 2nd minute of the second half, cesinha's corner kick followed by Grant's header chilled Atlético's K-League team.

Atlético took the lead with Carlos Martin's goal in the 39th minute of the second half, but Palosevich's penalty goal in the 44th minute of the second half brought the balance back to 2-2. did.

At the post-match press conference, Atlético coach Diego Simeone emphasized several times that he showed good performance in the first half, but not in the second half, and expressed dissatisfaction with the penalty kick declaration process. Coach Simeone, who is considered one of the world's greatest generals, also reacted as if his pride was properly damaged when he lost in a friendly match.

On the other hand, coach Hong Myung-bo said, "Thanks to goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun's several saves, we got the impetus to pursue in the second half, and as a result of the players fighting to the end, we were happy to deliver the victory to the fans." Then, when coach Simeone mentioned that he was sensitive to referee decisions during the game, he showed a sense of leisure, saying, “Is it necessary to do so in a friendly game?”

Meanwhile, Atlético, who suffered a come-from-behind defeat in the first pre-season match against Team K-League, will face Manchester City (England) at the same place on the 30th (Sun) at 8:00 pm.

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