The break is over. The K-League begins its ‘voyage’ in earnest.
The K-League entered a break in March after each team played four games. The match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers will resume on the 1st of next month. However, as the A team, as well as the Olympic and Asian Games teams, are convened, their recovery is expected to be key. It is expected to be a valuable turning point for teams with many injuries and teams that need a reversal of the atmosphere.
The K-League does not have a break between April and May. In particular, in April, K League 1 teams each play six games. If the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup is included, the number of games will increase even more. K-League 2 also plays the weekend after the FA Cup on the 29th. There are not many midweek games like last season, but it is clear that it is an important match at the beginning of the season.
First of all, the interest is whether Ulsan Hyundai’s ‘solo’ will continue. Ulsan, who won the championship last season for the first time in 15 years, is on a pleasant 4-game winning streak. ‘Hyundai’ rival Jeonbuk Hyundai stagnated with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses, while Ulsan is running at the top with an undefeated score. Not only the result but also the content is good. New faces such as Joo Min-gyu, Rubikson, and Ataru upgraded the color of Ulsan. There is also a friendly competition in which existing resources such as Martin Adam and Bakko are further encouraged to compete for the main position. In the game that resumes, the point to watch is which team can hold Ulsan in check. 스포츠토토
I wonder how far the promotion team’s ‘gust’ will continue. Promoted teams usually have difficulties coming up to the stage of the first division. But at the beginning of this season, it’s different. First of all, Daejeon Hana Citizen finished 4 matches with 2 wins and 2 draws. Even though Ju Se-jong, a key resource in Daejeon, was missing, he won 1 win and 1 draw in 2 games. It means that the team’s organizational power and depth are beyond expectations. Ju Sejong showed a rapid recovery and gained great momentum in Daejeon.
The momentum of Gwangju FC is also not easy. They defeated Suwon Samsung 1-0 in the opening game, and seemed to be slowing down after losing two consecutive games. However, Gwangju surprised the football world by defeating Incheon United, considered the ‘dark horse’ of this season, 5-0 in the 4th round. A victory by 5 goals is also a victory, but Gwangju dominated Incheon throughout the game. The entire team has the upper hand in vigorous activity, organic movement, and numerical battles. Manager Lee Jung-hyo’s tactical ability is also having an effect.
Also, it remains to be seen how Jeju United, Gangwon FC (2 draws, 2 losses) and Suwon Samsung (1 draw, 3 losses), which failed to post a win until the 4th round, will create a rebound factor.