FC Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo nearly got sent off for protesting another refereeing decision.
Seoul defeated Gangwon 1-0 in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on April 28. Seoul overtook Jeju to move into second place.
The game marked the return of head coach Ahn Ik-soo to the bench. Ahn was sent off in the second half of the last match against Ulsan after receiving two bookings. The reason was a strong protest against a touchline out. As a result, he was benched for the last round against Jeju.
“It wasn’t much different,” Ahn said of his return to the bench before the game. I felt better,” he laughed before adding, “My biggest regret was not being able to be with the fans.”
However, he had another run-in with the referee. In the first half, Ahn spoke with the referee after Kang Won saved a ball near the touchline from the defense. In this situation, Ahn and the referee ended up tapping each other on the shoulder.
In the second half, he was eventually warned. In the 27th minute of the second half, the referee pulled out a yellow card for Ahn, 메이저사이트 who was close to the touchline and giving tactical instructions. Ahn immediately protested, but the referee waved away the Seoul players’ hands and walked back to the bench. At this point, the assistant referee and the Seoul coaching staff rushed over to stop Ahn and the referee.
Fortunately, a second warning was not given this time. The referee only gave a verbal warning and resumed play.
The result was a victory for Seoul. Willian’s goal in the 27th minute proved to be the game-winner. Willian collected a loose goal kick behind the halfway line and drove into the center of the box before beating Kim Young-bin and Yoon Seok-young with a low right-footed shot to split the goal. Seoul held on to the one-goal lead until the end and moved back into second place.