Professional soccer K-League 1 FC Seoul Ki Sung-yong (메이저놀이터34) is showing off his kicking power. This season, Ki Sung-yueng is in charge of set pieces such as corner kicks, and is harassing the opponent’s defense with sharp kicks in every game.
Ki Sung-yueng has maintained his sharp toes since the start of this season. Ki Sung-yueng officially has 2 assists, but his actual contribution is higher.
Ki Sung-yueng recorded his first assist on a corner kick against Incheon United in the opening match on February 25. In the 25th minute of the second half with a 1-0 lead, Ki Sung-yueng attempted a corner kick aimed at the opposite goal post, and the ball went over the opponent’s goalkeeper. The corner kick flew straight to Kim Joo-sung’s head, and Kim Joo-sung easily scored with a header.
In the second round against Gwangju FC on the 5th of last month, Ki Sung-yueng opened the door. In the 13th minute of the second half when the score was 0-0, Ki Seong-yueng posted a low and quick corner kick, and Osmar scored a goal in the confusion in front of the opponent’s goal.
In the fourth round against Jeju United on the 18th of last month, Ki Sung-yueng attempted a sharp corner kick in the 11th minute of the second half when the score was 0-0, which led to Jeju Kim Bong-soo’s own goal.
Ki Sung-yueng recorded his second assist in the match against Daejeon Hana Citizen in the 5th round on the 1st. In the 15th minute with the score trailing 0-2, Ilyuchenko headed Ki Sung-yueng’s corner kick and shook the net.
In the 6th round against Daegu on the 8th, Ki Sung-yueng took a short corner kick to the near goal post in the 33rd minute with a 1-0 lead, and Kwon Wan-gyu headed it. The ball hit the post hard and came out, and Na Sang-ho kicked the ball.
On the 22nd, in the 8th round Suwon Samsung Super Match, Ki Sung-yong also shone. In the 8th minute of the second half, Ki Sung-yueng’s corner kick led to Kim Joo-sung’s header. Suwon Jeong Seung-won blocked it, and Hwang Ui-jo kicked it. It was a goal that could not have been achieved without Ki Sung-yueng’s accurate kick.
The performance against Gangwon FC in the 9th round on the 26th was truly the highlight.
In the 7th minute of the second half when the score was trailing 0-2, Ki Seong-yueng broke the opponent’s expectations and attempted a corner kick with a low trajectory.
Ki Sung-yueng even led to a goal to tie the score 2-2. In the 23rd minute of the second half, with the score trailing 1-2, Ki Sung-yueng delivered a sharp corner kick, and Im Sang-hyeop shook the net again through Lee Han-beom’s feet.
In the second half of the extra time against Gangwon, Ki Sung-yueng almost scored a dramatic equalizer. In the 4th minute of added time in the second half, Ki Sung-Yeong took another corner kick, and Palosevich scored with a left-footed volley in the aftermath.
Ki Sung-yueng’s corner kick is expected to be Seoul’s strongest weapon throughout this season.
Ki Sung-yong took 28 corner kicks in 35 matches last year, and this year he tried 28 times in 8 matches. Preparing a way to respond to Ki Sung-yueng’s corner kick is expected to be a major task for teams facing Seoul.