Who said number three (3)!’
In the professional football Hana One Q K League 1 2023, which was held up to round 28, the ‘two-final system’ between the leader Ulsan Hyundai (61 points) and the second place Pohang Steelers (50 points) seems to be getting stronger.
As Ulsan and Pohang ran until the 28th round, both teams maintained their lead by showing off their excellent crisis management skills, with only one loss in a row.
While the 1st and 2nd places are solid, the fight between the 3rd to 6th teams to remain in the top split, ‘Final A’ (1st to 6th places) is hot.
Ahead of the 29th round of the K League 1, which will be held for three days from September 1 to 3, Gwangju FC in 3rd place, Jeonbuk Hyundai in 4th place (over 42 points), FC Seoul in 5th place, and Incheon United in 6th place (over 40 points) are ‘thin ice’ We are fighting for points.
Interestingly, the 3rd and 4th teams are from the Honam area, and the 5th and 6th teams are from the metropolitan area, so a regional confrontation is unfolding.
The difference between 3rd place Gwangju and 6th place Incheon is only 2 points. There will be no confrontation between these four teams in this round of 29, but the rankings can change at any time.
Among the four teams in 3rd to 6th place ahead of the 29th round, the team that received the toughest matchup was the ‘promoted team’ Gwangju FC.
Gwangju, which has been undefeated in the last 5 matches (3 wins, 2 draws), will face off against Ulsan, the leader of the recent 1 win and 1 draw, at Munsu Stadium on September 3 at 4:30 pm.
This year, we faced Ulsan twice and lost 2 times (1-2, 0-1), but it was regrettable because both were lost by 1 point.
Gwangju, ahead of the third confrontation, is determined to keep the ‘third place’, although it will face a difficult opponent.온라인바카라
Gwangju saved 6 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in 13 matches played in the hot June-August. Compared to the leader Ulsan, which recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses during the same period, and the second place Pohang recorded 6 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, it endured admirably.
Based on this, Gwangju raised its ranking from 8th in the 13th round of June and rose to 3rd in the 28th round last weekend.
Gwangju, which won the K-League 2 last year, was expected to plummet in the summer due to lack of players until this year’s promotion to the K-League 1. However, they are breaking the prejudice with bold attacking football and threatening the lead.
Jeonbuk, the ‘most winning team in the K-League’, whose pride fell to 10th at the beginning of the season, continues to feel uneasy even though it has risen to 4th.
Although coach Dan Petrescu took over the leadership in June, it is evaluated that the team’s performance has not changed much. There is no consecutive win after two consecutive wins in the 20th and 21st rounds, and only a draw (2 draws and 1 loss) in the last 3 games.
Jeonbuk will play the 29th round away from 9th place Jeju (34 points) at the Jeju World Cup Stadium on September 3 at 7:00 pm. It is fortunate for Jeonbuk that the atmosphere of the team is not good as Jeju has suffered two consecutive defeats recently.
5th place FC Seoul, which has changed to the ‘acting coach Kim Jin-gyu’ system, will play the ‘third super match’ of the season with 11th place Suwon Samsung (22 points) at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on September 2nd. In the previous two ‘Super Matches’, Seoul won both.
The situation in Seoul and Suwon is not good either.
Seoul is winless in the last 6 matches (4 draws, 2 losses). The only consolation is the dramatic 2-2 draw against Ulsan last weekend at home.
Suwon, which competed with 12th place Gangwon (21 points) to ‘get out of last’, lost 0-4 to Gwangju in the 28th round, and the atmosphere subsided.
Both Seoul and Suwon are in a hurry to accumulate points, so this confrontation, which will be the last super match of the year, is expected to be more intense than ever.
6th place Incheon is a tough 29th round against 2nd place Pohang at home at 7:00 pm on the 2nd.
Incheon, which is placed on the Final A margin line, is closely pursued by Daegu FC (38 points) in 7th place and Daejeon Hana Citizen (37 points) in 8th place.
Incheon, which is undefeated in the last 3 matches (2 wins, 1 draw), has to secure points against Pohang, who is running undefeated in the last 7 matches (3 wins, 4 draws).