Bako is playing great. He’s already scored 10 goals.
Ulsan Hyundai defeated Daegu FC 3-1 in the 19th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan at 7 p.m. on April 24. Ulsan extended its winning streak to three games and further consolidated its sole possession of first place. They are now 15 points behind second-place FC Seoul.
Bacco was the star of the show. After taking the lead in the second minute of the first half through Kim Tae-hwan, Ulsan extended their lead in the 20th minute when Vojanic converted a pass from Bako. It was a perfect winding kick. The team then conceded a late goal to Vassellus. With the score at 2-1, Bako scored in stoppage time. He finished off a Martin Adam shot that hit the post.
In addition to the multi-goal performance, Bako’s record was dazzling. He had three out of four shots on goal and 62 successful passes, mostly into the offensive zone. His passing success rate was 92.5%. He also had two key passes and one successful dribble to help Ulsan win the game. He was the spearhead of Ulsan’s offense again today.
Ulsan won the match 3-1 in an important match for Bako. Ulsan was embroiled in a racism controversy during the A-League break, with Lee Myung-jae, Park Yong-woo, and Lee Kyu-sung receiving punishments (one-match suspensions and fines) and the team manager being fined for his involvement. Uhm Won-sang was called up by Hwang Seon-hong and traveled to China, where he was injured. It was especially disappointing because he had scored a goal to lift the mood before being called up.
It was the first game without all the players who were suspended or injured, and the team won 3-1 at home to continue the good mood.
With his two goals, Bako has now reached 10 goals in the league. This is the same number as Lee In-gyu. It’s the most league goals since joining the K League. Since joining Ulsan in the 2021 season, Bako has played 34 games and scored nine goals. Last season, it was eight goals in 37 games. This year, it’s 10 goals in 18 games. That’s a huge increase in goals in fewer games.
Along with his goals, his performance 안전놀이터 is overwhelmingly good. His movement through tight spaces is still one of the best in the league, as are his pressing and ball handling skills. When he gets the ball when things aren’t going well, it creates anticipation and actually creates results. He’s clearly Ulsan’s ace and one of the best strikers in K League 1.
There’s still a lot of season left. With so many games ahead of him, we can’t wait to see how many goals he scores and how well he performs.