Today is the day of the K League 1

No rest, no rest. Today is the day of the K League 1 (Part 1). The A-Match Break, K League 1, is a two-week break. However, there are no matches, but the sweat is still there. Whether you’re in first place or last place, the current standings are a slippery slope. The teams will need to regroup during the break to look forward to another tomorrow.

The K League 1 has already gone through 16 rounds. The turning point is near. After 33 rounds, the K League 1 will be split into Final A (1st-6th) and B (7th-12th) for five more rounds. The pre-season top three of Ulsan HD, Jeonbuk Hyundai, and FC Seoul has long since been shattered. Only Ulsan, which is looking to win its third straight K League 1 title, is left standing. However, the battle at the top is very close. If the current structure continues, an ‘epic battle’ is inevitable.

Only two points separate first-place Ulsan (31 points) and third-place Pohang Steelers (29 points), with Gimcheon Commerce (30 points) sandwiched in between. Considering the 11-point gap between first-place Ulsan and third-place Seoul after 16 rounds last season, it’s clear how tight the race for the top spot is this season. Ulsan dropped to third place at one point due to the military enlistment of top offensive point scorer Lee Dong-kyung (seven goals, five assists) 카지노사이트 and shoulder surgery for Seol Young-woo, but has regained the lead with two wins and a draw in its last three games.

Gimcheon, which was promoted from the second division to the first, is making waves with its solid offensive and defensive balance.

They are unbeaten in their last 11 matches (5 wins, 6 draws) and have the fewest losses (2) of the 12 clubs in the table. Pohang have slipped to third place with one win, two draws and two losses in their last five matches, but the ‘Taeha drama’ is ongoing. Park Tae-ha took over the reins of the K League for the first time this season. It hasn’t been without trial and error. A 10-match unbeaten streak (7 wins, 3 draws) has been Pohang’s path, and the team is generating a lot of buzz with extra-time man Jung Jae-hee (7 goals, 1 assist).

The ‘underdog’ revolt is also frightening. Fourth-ranked Gangwon FC (28 points), unbeaten in its last six matches (five wins and a draw), and fifth-ranked Suwon FC (27 points), unbeaten in its last five matches (five wins and a draw), have also joined the battle for the top spot. Coincidentally, both teams narrowly managed to stay up last year after a relegation PO (playoff) against second-place teams. Gangwon won just six games last season, 파워볼실시간 but already have eight wins in 16 rounds this season. Their average goal per game is 1.81, second only to Ulsan (1.94).

Gangwon’s best discovery is “high winger” Yang Min-hyuk. Born in 2006, the “high school senior” has started every game this season and has been “insane” with four goals and three assists. Suwon FC is led by its mainstays Lee Seung-woo and Andersson. Lee has double-digit offensive points with eight goals and two assists, while Andersson leads the team in assists with seven.

The battle for mid-table is also fierce.

Only three points separate sixth-place Jeju United (20 points) and ninth-place Seoul (17 points), meaning that one game could change the standings. In between, Gwangju FC and Incheon United (19+ points) are in seventh and eighth place. Gwangju is ahead of Incheon on goal difference. All four teams have color and could rebound.

Jeonbuk, Daejeon Hana Citizens, and Daegu FC (14+ points), who all changed coaches during the season, are lying in 10th-12th place. Jeonbuk, under Kim Doo-hyun, has lost two straight games but is playing better. 실시간 바카라사이트 Daejeon’s returning coach Hwang Sun-hong is a question mark as he has yet to take the field. Daegu coach Park Chang-hyun has lost the freshness of his new job. They have lost three straight matches.

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