Hong Hyun-seok’s starter’ Gent loses 1-4 to West Ham… Final 4 Frustration

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Hong Hyun-seok contributed a lot in the London expedition, but could not prevent the team from losing. 

Gent suffered a 1-4 defeat in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa Conference League in the 2022/23 season against West Ham United held at London Stadium, England on the 21st (Korean time). 

After drawing 1-1 in the first game, Gent suffered a complete defeat in the second game and lost 2-5 on aggregate and was eliminated. 

On this day, the home team West Ham came out with a 4-1-4-1 formation. In addition to goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, the defense was built by Emerson, Nayef Aguer, Kurt Zouma and Vladimir Choupal. 

Declan Rice alone protected the defense in the third line, and Saeed Benrama, Lucas Paqueta, Tomasi Soucek, and Jared Bowen in the second line, and Michael Antonio sortie in the front line. 

The visiting team, Gent, faced off with a 4-3-1-2 formation. Goalkeeper Davi Löw donned the gloves and Nunofortuna, Joseph Okumu, Camille Pionkowski and Matisse Samoas formed the defence. 

Alessio Castro-Montes, Julien De Sar, and Sven Coombs were located in the midfield, and Hong Hyun-seok was located in the second line. At the forefront, Gift Orban and Hugo Kupper came out to score. 

Ghent struggled against West Ham’s offense from the start. West Ham tried to score with a set piece, but could not open the goal. 

Rather, in the 25th minute of the first half, in the process of counterattacking after Hong Hyun-seok’s pass was intercepted, Ghent took the lead with Kupper’s opening goal. 

West Ham eventually equalized from a set piece. In the 36th minute of the first half, Bowen’s free kick from the right flank was pushed into Antonio’s head and shook the net. 

In the extra time of the first half, Rice attempted a shot from a long distance in the box after a corner kick, but it did not lead to a goal and the first half ended as it was.

West Ham’s offensive continued in the second half. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Bowen connected to Sucek with a low pass from the left side of the box, and Sucek’s shot hit the crossbar. 

In the 8th minute of the second half, Okumu stumbled and cleared a cross coming into the box, and allowed a penalty kick for a handball foul. Paqueta succeeded in reversing it. 

Hent lost concentration and collapsed four minutes later, conceding a third run after conceding a 40-metre long dribble to Rice. 메이저놀이터

In the 17th minute of the second half, he allowed another counterattack and allowed Antonio to concede multiple runs. 

In the 25th minute of the second half, Bowen broke through the dribble from the left to the center and shook the net again, but the goal was canceled due to a handball foul. 

Gent couldn’t keep up and suffered a complete defeat. 

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