Gwangju FC and Jeju United face each other.

□ Match of Round – Yesterday’s teammate is today’s enemy.

In the 9th round of ‘Gwangju VS Jeju’, 5th place Gwangju (13 points) and 10th place Jeju (8 points) meet. The total record of both teams is 6 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, with Jeju slightly ahead, and in the last 10 matches, Jeju has the advantage with 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. However, this match between the two teams has more interesting points to watch than the opponent’s record.

First of all, this match is the first confrontation between Nam Ki-il and Lee Jung-hyo, who have worked together as coaches and coaches for a long time. The two have been together for about five years in three teams, Seongnam and Jeju, starting in 2016 when coach Nam Ki-il was the manager of Gwangju. Manager Lee Jung-hyo, who has experience in helping manager Nam Ki-il promote Seongnam and Jeju, took over as manager of Gwangju last season and led Gwangju to the K-League 2 championship and promotion. As a result, this season, the two coaches met as enemies in the K-League 1 and had their first confrontation. Expectations are high on what kind of resourceful confrontation will be presented between director Lee Jeong-hyo and Nam Ki-il, who know each other better than anyone else.

Next, it is also eye-catching whether Jeju Hayes, who will meet his family team Gwangju, is active.

Hayes has been in Gwangju for the past 2021 and 2022 seasons, especially in the 2022 season, he played 39 games and scored 12 goals and 4 assists, contributing greatly to Gwangju’s K-League 2 championship. Hayes, who moved to Jeju this season, played 7 games and scored 3 goals, establishing himself as a key offensive resource for Jeju early on.

Meanwhile, both teams recorded 2 wins each, with Gwangju recording 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and Jeju recording 2 wins and 2 losses during the month of April. The match between Gwangju and Jeju, which is about to face off for the first time this season, will be held on the 26th (Wed) at 7:00 pm at the Gwangju Soccer Stadium.

□ Team of Round – Pohang, the only undefeated team in K League 1

Pohang (3rd place, 16 points) has recorded 4 wins and 4 draws since the opening, and is the only undefeated streak among 12 K-League 1 teams. Pohang is showing stable performance in both offense and defense, recording 13 goals and 8 runs in 8 games, ranking 4th with the most goals and 1st with the least goals.

Pohang is showing steady scoring ability, recording only one scoreless game out of the previous 8 matches, but there are also various scoring routes such as Koh Young-jun (4 goals), Lee Ho-jae (3 goals), Jeong Jae-hee and Baek Sung-dong (2 goals). In particular, Koh Young-joon is standing tall as a key resource for Pohang’s offense this season, marking his 4th year as a pro, by scoring multiple goals in the 8th round East Coast Derby and becoming the top scorer in the team.

Also, Pohang is characterized by a tactic of pressing the opponent based on numerical superiority in the midfield, and this season’s new midfield combination Kim Jong-woo and Oberdan are performing with full marks. As a result, Pohang recorded the most passes (2,403) in the central region among the 12 K-League 1 teams in the preceding eight games.

Meanwhile, Pohang meets the lowest ranked Suwon (2 points) in this round. Suwon has no wins this season with 2 draws and 6 losses, so it is in desperate need of a reversal of the atmosphere. The total record of both teams was 35 wins, 34 draws, and 33 losses, with Pohang slightly ahead, and last season, Pohang also dominated with 2 wins and 1 draw. Pohang and Suwon’s first match of the season will be held on the 25th (Tuesday) at 7:30 pm at Pohang Steel Yard.

□ Player of Round – Seonghun Chun, a new solver in Incheon

Chun Seong-hoon was a youth player who went through Incheon U12, U15, and U18. After graduating from high school, he played for FC Augsburg in the German Bundesliga for three years before returning to the K-League stage this year.토토사이트

191cm tall striker Cheon Seong-hun has a lot of expectations from Incheon fans even before his debut as he has excellent aerial ball skills using his physicality, speed, and foot skills.

Chun Seong-hoon made his decent debut as a starter against Gangwon in the 7th round, and scored multiple goals in the previous round against Suwon FC in the 8th round. In particular, Chun Seong-hoon drew attention with the ceremony of running to the fans in the stands and hugging him after scoring that day, and he revealed in an interview that this was the ceremony he had dreamed of from Germany.

On the other hand, Incheon suffered from an empty space by recording three consecutive scoreless matches in the 4th and 6th rounds, but scored two goals each in the 7th and 8th rounds, opening the way to attack. As Chun Seong-hun started as the starter in both games in which Incheon restarted the scorer, it seems that Chun Seong-hoon brought new vitality to Incheon’s offense.

Meanwhile, Incheon’s opponent this round is Ulsan. 1st place Ulsan (19 points) has maintained its leading position since the opening, but it needs a turnaround as it has not won 2 games in a row recently. Incheon and Ulsan’s first match of the season will be held on the 25th (Tuesday) at 7:30 pm at the Incheon Soccer Stadium.

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