Still, a super match is a super match. More than 20,000 spectators are expected to visit the stadium.
FC Seoul, led by coach Ahn Ik-soo, and Suwon Samsung, 스포츠토토 led by acting coach Choi Seong-yong, will face off on the 22nd at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in the 8th round of the ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’.
The confrontation between the two teams is one of the best rivalries in the K-League. It is the ‘derby’ recognized by the International Football Federation (FIFA). In front of the confrontation between Seoul and Suwon, the modifier ‘Super Match’ is attached.
This is already the 100th match. In the preceding 99 matches, Seoul has the upper hand with 39 wins, 25 draws and 35 losses. Just looking at the match results in the K-League, Seoul is ahead. Seoul recorded 33 wins, 19 draws and 29 losses in the preceding 81 clashes. However, the results of the last 3 matches have been tight with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
The situations of the two teams are 180 degrees different. Seoul is ranked 4th with a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses (23 points) from the opening 7 games. Suwon is at the bottom with 2 draws and 5 losses (2 points). Suwon sacked manager Lee Byeong-geun on the 18th ahead of the super match. Coach Seong-yong Choi takes the baton of the Super Match as acting manager. I really chose the ‘extreme drug prescription’.
Seoul had the experience of facing Suwon, who had just changed their manager, in a super match held at home in September 2020. At that time, director Park Geon-ha came to replace Lee Im-saeng. The result was a 2-1 victory for Seoul.
There are variables. The absence of a key midfielder. Seoul’s Ki Sung-yueng was unable to play against Pohang due to a thigh injury. Suwon’s Koh Seung-beom was unable to play with coach Lee Byung-geun’s last game due to a calf problem. However, both teams are working hard to return to foreign crack. Seoul is working hard to compete for Willian and Suwon for Akosti.Meanwhile, more than 20,000 spectators are expected to attend the stadium that day. An official from the Seoul club said, “If you look at the advance reservations until the 21st, more than 20,000 people are expected to come.” Seoul is racing to rank first in the crowd this season. In the previous three home games, 87,760 people (average of 29,253) filled the stadium. In particular, in the match against Daegu FC on the 8th, as many as 45,007 people visited the soccer field thanks to the effect of Young-woong Lim, the “national singer”. He wrote the record for the largest number of spectators in professional sports during the COVID-19 era.