The composition of the leader has become more complicated. The aftermath of ‘Super Saturday’.
On the 22nd, the best derby match in the K-League was played in two matches. The ‘Super Match’ between FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The ‘East Coast Derby’ was held between Ulsan Hyundai and Pohang Steelers at Ulsan World Cup Stadium. It was ‘Super Saturday’ as much as ‘Super Sunday’, which is called every big game day in the English Premier League. A total of 46,947 spectators, including 30,186 spectators for the Super Match and 16,761 spectators for the East Coast Derby, enjoyed the hot derby feast.
The winner of the Super Match was Seoul. Seoul defeated Suwon,메이저놀이터 who took the deadly prescription of replacing the coach, 3-1. In the 37th minute of the first half, Na Sang-ho scored the opening goal with a sharp left-footed shot, followed by Hwang Ui-jo from a corner kick in the 7th minute of the second half, and Palosevich scoring consecutive goals from a counterattack in the 36th minute of the second half. Na Sang-ho tied for the top scorer with his 5th goal of the season, and Hwang Ui-jo exploded his first field goal of the season. Hwang Ui-jo scored his Seoul debut goal from a penalty kick against Daegu last time. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Suwon had to be content with Mulich scoring his debut goal after receiving a pass from Kim Bo-kyung.
The East Coast derby was dramatic. The first goal belonged to Pohang. In the 13th minute of the first half, Shim Sang-min’s exquisite pass was finished by Go Young-jun’s calm left-footed shot that broke through the Ulsan defense. Pohang, which gained momentum, scored an additional goal in the 9th minute of the second half. This time, it was Go Young-jun. He received Zeca’s pass and made a powerful right-footed shot in front of the penalty arc. The potential of the ‘defending champion’ Ulsan was formidable. In the 15th minute of the second half, Joo Min-gyu pushed the ball that flowed in the corner kick situation with his left foot and fired a signal flare in pursuit. Then, in the 45th minute of the second half, Barco scored a “theater equalizer” with a right-footed shot from near the front of the penalty area on the ball that flowed out of the mess before the goal. The result ended in a 2-2 draw.
With the victory, Seoul jumped to second place, continuing its three-game undefeated streak (2 wins, 1 draw). 16 points (5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses, 16 goals). Seoul, which was sluggish last season, is definitely adding points with soccer that catches results at the beginning of this season. Na Sang-ho and Hwang Ui-jo exploded, and they are tied for first place in the league for the most goals with Ulsan and Daejeon Hana Citizen (16 goals). Ulsan, who suffered their first loss of the season to Daejeon in the 7th round after opening 6 consecutive wins, succeeded in breaking the losing streak with a dramatic draw. Last season, when Ulsan won the championship, there was no losing streak. However, the accumulation of points has slowed recently, allowing a three-point chase for the second place. Pohang, who missed the victory, missed the opportunity to become the leader. They had to be content with continuing their undefeated streak in the opening 8 matches (4 wins, 4 draws, 16 points, 13 goals).
Unlike the early days, which took place in Ulsan’s solo run, counterhorses are appearing and the airflow of the lead fight is changing. The atmosphere is accelerating through ‘Super Saturday’.