The league’s 100th ‘Super Match’ between FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung, the representative rivals of the K-League in professional football.
The two teams will face off in the 8th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 22nd. The meeting between the two teams is attracting great attention in that it is the first super match of this season and the 100th confrontation in the league’s career.
Although it is a rivalry representing the K-League, 안전놀이터the atmosphere of the two teams this season ahead of the super match is polar opposite.
Seoul is doing well with 4th place (13 points) at the beginning of this season after overcoming the pain of falling in the lower split last season. Ahead of this season, they added weight to the frontline resources by bringing in national striker Hwang Ui-jo and Pohang Seo Lim Sang-hyeop, and are showing hot attack power by scoring 13 goals in 7 games.
On the other hand, the atmosphere in Suwon is the worst.
It is the first time in the history of the club that the league is off to a worst start with 7 consecutive games without a win (2 draws and 5 losses). In the end, coach Lee Byeong-geun, who led the team, suffered the pain of being hardened due to poor performance.
If you look at the atmosphere alone, the weight of victory is leaning towards Seoul. Even in terms of objective power this season, Seoul is ahead, and moreover, it is advantageous because it is played at home. If Seoul loses, it can be seen as a somewhat shocking result.
Suwon is also shocked when she loses. If Suwon loses even the super match, he cannot avoid more than 1 loss. If it ends in a winless streak of 8 matches, it is still early in the season, but direct relegation for the next season is also a reality in front of our eyes.
Winning doesn’t seem easy, but Suwon is looking forward to the uniqueness of a rival match called a super match. Attention is focusing on whether the players will show their fighting spirit against Seoul and escape from the crisis.
Meanwhile, the match between the two teams is expected to be held in the interest of many spectators like a rival match.
According to the home team Seoul, more than 20,000 tickets have already been sold as of the morning of the 19th. An official from Seoul said, “As a rival match, interest is hot. A lot of away spectators also made reservations. As a lot of reservations are usually made the day before or on the day of the game, the number of spectators can increase.”