The 6th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 will be held this weekend. Here’s a look at the notable matches, teams and players from this round.
□ Match of round – ‘Pohang VS Gwangju’ meeting in a good flow
In the 6th round, Pohang and Gwangju, who are riding a good flow side by side, meet.
Pohang, the home team, has been undefeated with 3 wins and 2 draws since the opening and is in 3rd place (11 points). In particular, Pohang had thrilling come-from-behind victories in the first round against Daegu and the fifth round against Jeonbuk among the previous three victories. In addition, Pohang scored a total of 8 goals until the 5th round, and 4 goals, equivalent to half of them, came after 30 minutes in the second half. In other words, Pohang this season is characterized by showing a game that shows back-to-back without losing concentration until the last minute of the second half. 먹튀검증
In the previous round against Jeonbuk, Baek Seong-dong and Zeka, newly recruited by Pohang this season, scored the first goal of the season side by side, showing a perfect integration into the team. Baek Seong-dong was also selected as the 5th round MVP for his performance that day. Pohang, which gained a lot from the victory over Jeonbuk, greeted Gwangju in a heightened atmosphere.
The opposing team, Gwangju, is in 5th place (9 points) with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Gwangju is showing their unique attacking football in their first season of promotion, and in the last two matches, they won 5-0 against Incheon and 2-0 against Suwon FC, recording their first consecutive win of the season. If Gwangju wins this round, it will tie the Gwangju club’s K-League 1 winning streak record.
Matching the color of Gwangju’s attacking soccer team, the strikers are also extremely sharp. Albanian winger Asani, who was recruited this season, is the top scorer in the K-League 1 with 4 goals, and various players such as Park Han-bin, Um Ji-seong, Lee Hee-kyun and Lee Min-ki scored goals.
On the other hand, the total record of both teams is 15 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss, with Pohang overwhelmingly dominant, but the results are not easily predictable as they face off in about two years after 2021. Pohang and Gwangju’s first match of the season will be held at Pohang Steel Yard at 7:00 pm on the 8th.
□ Team of Round – Jeonbuk needing a breakthrough Jeonbuk
recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses until the 5th round, and are in 8th place (4 points). Last year, Jeonbuk also lost face by recording 4 points at the end of the 5th round, but this year it is also a slow starter. However, last year, Jeonbuk overcame the sluggishness at the beginning of the season and rebounded fiercely, ending the season in second place in the K-League 1. This year, it is time to regain Jeonbuk’s unique winning mentality as soon as possible.
Jeonbuk scored the first goal in 2 out of 3 games lost this year and 1 game where it was drawn, but they could not laugh by conceding a tie or a come-from-behind goal to their opponent. Therefore, stabilizing the defense and strengthening concentration are the most urgent tasks for Jeonbuk to rebound.
In addition, looking at Jeonbuk’s offensive team, Seon-Min Moon (2 goals), Jae-Moon Ryu, Kyu-Sung Cho, and Min-Gyu Song scored goals, but foreign players such as Gustavo, Hafa Silva, and Andre Luiz have yet to taste the goals. As foreign players can quickly continue a good trend once the scorer is activated, the first goal of foreign players must be scored so that Jeonbuk-do’s offense can breathe.
Jeonbuk, who is aiming for a reversal of the atmosphere, is Incheon this round. Incheon was also evaluated as a top player in the K-League 1 before the opening, but it is in desperate need of victory with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses (7th place). Both teams had 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss last year, with Jeonbuk slightly ahead, and in the recent 10 games, Jeonbuk has been dominant with 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss.
The match between Jeonbuk and Incheon, which needs a rebound, will be held at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 9th.
□ Player of Round – 3 consecutive goals Joo Min-gyu Joo
Min-gyu is the most active player in K-League 1 recently, recording the 2021 K-League 1 Highest Scorer Award (22 goals) and the 2022 K-League 1 Most Scored 2nd (17 goals). He is considered a striker.
Prior to the opening of this year, Joo Min-gyu left Jeju, where he had been working for the past three years, and moved to Ulsan, which drew more attention as it was the team he played in in 2019 and the K-League 1 championship team last year.
After moving to Ulsan, Min-gyu Ju could not score in the first and second rounds, but after scoring his first goal of the season in the third round, he scored three consecutive goals and melted into the team perfectly.
In addition, Joo Min-gyu is currently showing off his skills from the beginning of the season, as well as the highest score in the team, as well as being ranked first in K-League 1 Adidas points (11,141 points) based on rounds 1 to 5. In addition to this, Joo Min-kyu won the EA SPORTS K-League Player of the Month award for February-March, which is the first award in his personal career.
With Joo Min-gyu’s performance, Ulsan has recorded 5 consecutive wins since the opening day and is maintaining its lead in the league.
Ulsan, which is on a winning streak, meets Suwon this weekend. The total record of both teams is 37 wins, 26 draws and 28 losses, with Ulsan leading, and in the last 10 games, Ulsan has the advantage with 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. Ulsan and Suwon’s first match of the season will be held on the 8th at 2:00 pm at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.