Cho scores fifth header of season with ‘bang’…Mitwylan draw 2-2 away to Viborg in thriller
September 16, 2023 | by bookmeforphotographers.com
After scoring the winning goal against Saudi Arabia in the A-Match on March 13 to complete Jürgen Klinsmann’s first win as South Korea national team coach, “Prince of Denmark” Cho Kyu-sung showed his scoring touch with another goal upon returning to his club.
His club, Mittwillan, in the Danish Superliga (first division), took a valuable point away from home and maintained their mid-table position.
Midtjylland striker Cho Kyu-sung scored the first goal of the match for both teams in the seventh minute of stoppage time with the score tied at 0-0 in the eighth round of the Danish Superliga 2023/24 at Viborg Stadium in Viborg, Denmark on Saturday. Cho Kyu-sung, who became the first South Korean player to score two goals in a single World Cup match when he scored a header against Ghana at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, is known for his ability to weave his way through physical Danes and play quality post play.
It was no different today, as the Brazilian striker charged in from the right side of the penalty area to head home a cross from the left flank, and the ball bounced once in the goal area before ricocheting into the back of the net.The celebration was compounded by the presence of thousands of Mittwilan away fans behind the goal. As the away fans cheered in unison, Cho Kyu-sung sprinted in front of them, jumped and pointed his right index finger in celebration.
The goal took his tally to four goals in seven games and moved him into a tie for third place on the Superliga scoring list. Including his goal in the UEFA Europa Conference qualifiers, he has now scored five goals in 12 official matches.
Earlier, he made his European debut with a header against Hvidore on July 22, the opening day of Mittwilan’s campaign. He was named to the first round’s Best 11 by the Superliga.
On July 31, he scored a cool right-footed diagonal shot from inside the penalty area against Silkeborg, proving that he is also an excellent striker with his feet in addition to his headers. Meatwillan also rode the back-to-back goals of Cho Kyu-sung to their second straight win.
Cho also scored in three consecutive games in the third round of the League Division on March 7, but his efforts were overshadowed by his team’s 1-4 loss. Since then, Mittwillan’s side have struggled with a hamstring (back thigh muscle) injury that forced him to miss six rounds of four games and has left them without a goal, and the team has slipped to mid-table, hovering around sixth place out of 12 teams. They were also eliminated in the final playoff round of UEFA Europa Conference qualifying, losing to Legia Warsaw in Poland.
However, Cho’s return to form in the A-Match was highlighted by a spectacular header in his first game back with the club. He started back-to-back games against Wales and Saudi Arabia in the A-Match, and in the latter match, he scored the game-winning goal in the 32nd minute of the first half, heading home a ball that had been misplayed by his opponent in a 1-0 victory. Not only did he score, but he also teased the opposing defense, showing that he had improved his game in Europe.
He continued to showcase his talents against Viborg, utilizing the same flair.
However, Mitwylan failed to protect Cho Kyu-sung’s opener and had to settle for a 2-2 draw.
After finishing the first half 0-0, Mittwilan took the lead through Cho’s first goal in the seventh minute of the second half, but conceded the equalizer in the 11th minute of the second half after the defense collapsed on substitute striker Serginho Gaggi. Serginho beat two Mitwillan players in quick succession before finding himself in a one-on-one situation where he skillfully used the outside of his left foot to find the back of the net. 메이저놀이터
Substitute Guinea-Bissau striker Franculino made it 2-1 in the 31st minute, but the hosts were denied a second goal in the 38th minute when defender Jean Zaletel scored a header from inside the penalty area to draw 2-2.
The draw keeps Mitwylan in sixth place with three wins, two draws and three losses (11 points). Viborg moved up two places from ninth to seventh, just below Mittwillan, with nine points.
Cho Kyu-sung will try to score in back-to-back games at home against OB on Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.