Hwang Ui-jo led the team to victory with a hat-trick.
Girondain Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo started and scored a hat-trick in the 22nd round match of the ‘2021-2022 French Ligue 1’ against Strasbourg held at Matmus Atlantique in Bordeaux, France on January 23 (Korean time).
Hwang Ui-jo, who became the front-line striker, did not miss a cross from the left flank in the 17th minute of the first half, 0-0, and pushed it into the empty goal.
Then, in the 39th minute of the first half, the team took a 2-0 lead and scored a ‘wonder goal’. Hwang Ui-jo, who received a long pass from the right flank, dug into the center and boldly attempted a long-range shot with his left foot. The shot that rolled in shook the other side of the net.
Then, in the 44th minute of the second half, in a counterattack situation, he passed one defender from outside the box and attempted a right-footed mid-range shot to open the goal.
These are Hwang’s 7th, 8th and 9th goals this season. Hwang Ui-jo, who scored 27 points in his French league career with the goal that day, also broke Park Joo-young’s (25 goals) record for the most goals scored in Ligue 1 in Asia.
Hwang Ui-jo, who left Japan’s J-League Gamba Osaka ahead of the 2019-2020 season and succeeded in advancing to the European stage, left 6 goals and 2 assists in 24 league games (19 starts) in the first season. After a not-so-bad debut season, he established himself as a key member of Bordeaux. Last season, he recorded 12 goals and 3 assists in 36 league games (32 starts).
Hwang Ui-Jo has recorded 9 goals and 2 assists in 17 league games (16 starts) this season. (File photo = Hwang Ui-Jo)