The K League 1 leaderboard is fluctuating. In the summer transfer market, the recruits who moved their teams made a big success, and low-ranking teams such as Gangwon FC, Daejeon Hana Citizen, and Incheon United, which were in last place, captured the top division (1st to 6th place) from leaders Ulsan Hyundai to FC Seoul and Daegu FC, foreshadowing a cataclysmic change. did.
Gangwon beat Ulsan 2-0 in the 26th round of the K-League 1 held at Gangneung Sports Complex on the 12th and beat Suwon Samsung, which drew with Jeonbuk Hyundai that day, and escaped from the bottom. Gangwon coach Yoon Jeong-hwan, who took office on June 15, posted his first win after 7 matches, 5 draws and 2 losses, and Gangwon escaped from the swamp of 15 consecutive matches without a win (7 draws, 8 losses).
The performance of the transfer students shone in this game. Gabriel, who joined Gangwon last month, helped Seo Min-woo take the lead in the counterattack in the 37th minute of the first half with a sensational heel pass. Ji-Sol Lee, a defender who moved from Jeju United, was also put in in the 19th minute of the second half and played a goalless game.
The incident continued into the next day. 9th place Incheon took the 6th place Daegu 3-1 with the return of ‘Destroyed Sword Finisher’ Mugosa and moved up to 7th place, close to the top split. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Mugosa connected Zerso’s pass with a powerful right-footed shot in the penalty box, scoring a goal to return to the K-League after 417 days since June of last year, and in the extra time of the first half, he led Zerso’s goal with a through pass that broke the defense.
Incheon, which recorded 4 wins and 1 draw last month, lost 0-2 in the 25th round against Jeonbuk on the 6th, ending its undefeated streak, but Mugosa returned to the field two games later and reported a goal with a fantastic teamwork with Zerso, showing momentum. went on
8th place Daejeon beat Seoul 4-3 after a slugfest and jumped to 6th place. With Daejeon trailing by 3-2 in extra time in the second half, defender Kang Yun-seong broke into the left flank and scored the fourth goal, breaking the opponent’s will to pursue. Kang Yoon-seong completed his military service at Sangmu in Gimcheon in June and moved from Jeju to Daejeon.
With 7 games left in the regular round (Round 33), the mid-level competition for the top split is fierce. The difference between 4th place Seoul and 9th place Daegu is only 4 points, so the rankings can change every round. From the 34th round, the top 6 teams from Final A in the top split will play five rounds, and the bottom 6 teams in Final B will play 5 rounds in the bottom split.스포츠토토
In a phone call with the Seoul Newspaper that day, KBSN sports commentator Kim Dae-gil said, “In the summer, there are many variables, such as the effect of recruiting players and the decrease in physical strength due to the heat. For the ranking competition, it is important to adjust the condition of the players,” he said. “The points to watch are whether the promoted team Gwangju FC and Daejeon will join the Final A, and the final ranking of Incheon, whose offensive energy has strengthened by joining the Mugosa.”