‘2nd place’ Seoul and ‘3rd place’ Jeju’s ‘upper ranks’, Suwon Samsung aiming to ‘escape from the bottom’, etc. K League 1 round 14 ‘this and that’

Let’s find out the details of the 14th round of the K League 1, including FC Seoul and Jeju United, which are competing for the top ranks, and Suwon Samsung, which is trying to escape from the bottom. □ Match of Round – In the 14th round of ‘메이저놀이터

Seoul VS Jeju’ meeting at the top level, 2nd place Seoul (27 goals) and 3rd place Jeju (20 goals) meet, who are recording 23 points side by side.

The two teams are fighting fiercely for the top spot with their recent upswing.

The home team, Seoul, faced leaders Ulsan in the previous round of 13 and lost 2-3, but the content of the match was not bad. Seoul constantly knocked on Ulsan’s goal with 17 shots and 11 shots on target, and did not give up until the end even when it was trailing by two goals, and Park Soo-il scored a comeback goal just before the end of the game.

Seoul’s biggest strength this season is its hot offense. Seoul scored the most goals among the 12 K-League 1 teams, scoring 2.07 goals per game. Na Sang-ho (8 goals), the top scorer in the K-League 1, has won both the Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards in April, showing off his outstanding performance. In addition, Seoul is characterized by the fact that a total of 12 players, including Na Sang-ho, Im Sang-hyeop, Park Dong-jin, and Palosevich (each 3 goals) taste the goals, and various players are scoring goals.

Jeju, the away team against this, jumped up to 3rd place with 5 consecutive victories recently.

In the previous round against Suwon FC in the 13th round, Jeju was selected as the best team in the round with Seo Jin-soo’s multi-goal followed by Ahn Tae-hyun, Kim Ju-gong and Yuri Jonatan’s consecutive goals to win 5-0. Jeju boasted a perfect balance of offense and defense with 12 points and 1 conceded (excluding 1 own goal) in 5 games with 5 consecutive victories. It is an amazing change compared to Jeju, which recorded only 7 points and 11 goals in the previous 8 games.

At the beginning of the season, Jeju was at the bottom of the rankings due to a rope injury at the beginning of the season, but recently, veterans such as Kim Oh-kyu, Jeong-woon, and Ahn Hyun-beom, Hayes and Yuri Jonatan’s steady operation of the scorer, and Kim Bong-soo, a 3rd-year professional, played the role of a hidden housekeeper. was successful in rebounding with

On the other hand, if Jeju wins this match against Seoul, it will be the first time in the history of the Jeju club to record 6 consecutive wins in the K-League 1.

Meanwhile, Seoul won 2-1 in the last 4 rounds, but in the last 10 matches, Jeju overwhelmingly prevailed with 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. The match between Seoul and Jeju, which are competing for the top spot, will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 6:00 pm on the 20th.

□ Team of Round – Suwon dreams of escaping from the bottom

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Suwon suffered the worst slump with 10 draws (2 draws, 8 losses) after the opening, but they saw hope by winning 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. Suwon’s ranking is still at the bottom (8 points), but it has narrowed the difference between 11th place Gangwon (10 points) and 2 points.

It is also positive that Suwon Han Ho-gang and An Byeong-jun scored their first goals of the season in the 13th round against Gangwon. Ahn Byung-Jun won both the K-League 2’s top scorer award and MVP for two consecutive years at Suwon FC in 2020 and Busan in 2021, and played an active role as a K-League signboard goal scorer, but was silent in 11 games with Suwon’s sluggishness this season. Ahn Byeong-jun, who scored a goal late in the season, is on a hunt for consecutive goals in this game.

The performance of veteran Yeom Ki-hoon also shone. Yeom Ki-hoon recorded his second appearance of the season against Gangwon last year, and contributed to Suwon’s victory with stable ball possession throughout the game.

On the other hand, Suwon’s busy opponent in the 14th round is leader Ulsan (34 points), who is currently recording 5 consecutive wins. It is a showdown between the top and bottom teams on the leaderboard, and Ulsan won 2-1 in the last six rounds. However, Suwon cannot easily back down, as it may escape from the bottom depending on the performance of this match.

Suwon and Ulsan’s second match of the season will be held on the 21st at 6pm at Suwon World Cup Stadium.

□ Player of the Round – ‘Two goals in a row’ Jeon Byeong-gwan (Daejeon)

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Daejeon met Pohang in the 13th round and lost 2-3. The two teams competed fiercely throughout the game as they competed for the top spot in the K-League 1 this season.

This is because Jeon Byeong-gwan, a young blood born in 2002, has emerged as a new option for the Daejeon offense by scoring goals in two consecutive games.

Jeon Byeong-gwan has been in his third year since his professional debut in 2021 in a Daejeon uniform. Jeon Byeong-kwan only played 8 K-League 2 games over the past 2 years and mostly stayed with the Daejeon B team.

Jeon Byeong-gwan mainly plays as a right winger, and is characterized by reckless dribbling and speed. Byeong-Kwan Jeon’s speed was also proven by numbers, and Byeong-Kwan Jeon ranked 5th in March and 3rd in April in the highest speed category of ‘Activity Data’ announced by the federation. In addition, Jeon Byeong-gwan attempts bold shooting whenever a chance comes during the game, and ranks 3rd in the team in shooting (14) and 3rd in effective shooting (8).

Jeon Byeong-gwan, who shows off a rising form in every game, will challenge for three consecutive goals this weekend.

The opponent in the 14th round of Daejeon is 6th place Daegu (17 points), which has been chasing Daejeon to the bottom of the chin. The two teams faced each other in the last eight rounds, and Daegu won 1-0 with Cesingya’s winning goal. The second match of the season between Daejeon and Daegu will be held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 7:00 pm on the 20th.

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