National team defender Park Ji-soo (29, Portimonense SC) played full-time in two consecutive matches.

Portimonense lost 0-1 to FC 스포츠토토Pamalican in the 22nd round of the 2022-2023 Portuguese professional football Primeira Liga held at Estadio Municipal de Pamalican, Portugal on the 25th (hereinafter Korean time). With this defeat, Portimonense remained in 12th place with 26 points (8 wins, 2 draws, 12 losses).

Park Ji-soo started again on this day and walked around the stadium for 90 minutes. Having made his debut on the Portuguese stage against Maritimo on the 19th, he made a mark by playing full-time in two consecutive matches.

Park Ji-soo, who started as the left defender of the three-back, played a key role in the build-up, mainly in charge of long passes from the back. According to football statistics media ‘Foot Mob’, he took 59 ball touches, had a pass success rate of 84% (41/49), a long pass success rate of 29% (2/7), made 5 final third passes, 1 tackle, and 2 blocks. Recorded 3 times, 3 kicks, etc. The media gave him a rather low rating of 6.4.

However, he could not prevent the team from losing. Portimonense, who played a tight 0-0 game, conceded a goal in the 40th minute of the second half. In a series of corner kick situations, opposing striker Leandro Sanca hit a header, and the ball shook the net as it passed between the defender’s legs in front of the goal.

Portimonense wanted to win an extra time penalty, but after video review, it was not recognized as a foul. In the end, Portimonense could not overcome the one-goal difference and lost.

Meanwhile, Park Ji-soo entered the European stage after being discharged from the military as managing director Kim Cheon through the winter transfer market in January. He failed to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar due to injury, but joined Portimonense with the introduction of former Portuguese coach Paulo Bento.

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