The K-League, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, has become younger. The number of children and teenagers has increased dramatically. In the case of Daejeon Hana Citizen, the number of teenage fans who had stayed in the two or three digits increased to four digits thanks to the ‘special promotion’. In the case of child fans, it increased by 720% compared to the previous year. Children are the future of Korea and the K-League.
During the Children’s Day holiday, the K-League also dances. From the 5th to the 7th, a total of 12 matches, including 6 K-League 1 matches and 6 K-League 2 matches, will be held across the country. First of all, on the 5th, Children’s Day, ‘big matches’ are lined up.
The ‘Legendary Match’ between FC Seoul and Jeonbuk Hyundai will open at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the same day. It is the 11th round of ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’. This is the 99th meeting. In the overall record, Jeonbuk has a narrow advantage with 38 wins, 27 draws and 33 losses, but the recent report card is a bigger gap. Jeonbuk is undefeated (13 wins, 4 draws) in 17 consecutive matches against Seoul. Seoul has not won for nearly five years since July 2017.
This season is different. These are two extreme teams. ‘Traditional Myeongga’ Seoul launched a signal of revival with Hwang Ui-jo and Na Sang-ho at the fore. They are currently in second place with 19 points (6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses). It is the best in decisiveness. He scored 21 goals, the most in the K-League 1. Na Sang-ho, who scored 7 goals, is running first in the scoring category.
On the other hand, the ‘defending champion’ Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk, which were expected to establish a ‘two-gang system’ once again, are in the worst mood. Only 10 points were obtained from 10 matches (3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses). Eventually, coach Kim Sang-sik resigned on the 4th, the day before the Seoul game. Jeonbuk faces Seoul with Kim Doo-hyeon as acting manager. 메이저놀이터
But it’s not an easy atmosphere. Cho Kyu-seong returned, but Song Min-gyu, following Kim Jin-soo and Lee Dong-jun, left due to injury. Captain Hong Jeong-ho and Kim Moon-hwan will be absent due to suspension. Seoul seized the golden opportunity to break the ‘Jeonbuk jinx’ in the home room.