Jeju United acting manager Jeong Jo-guk (39) confidently said before the game against Suwon Samsung on the 22nd, “Today is the day when we can create an opportunity to turn the atmosphere around.” Jeju had suffered 1 draw and 6 losses in 7 games before today’s game. In the end, former coach Nam Ki-il laid down his baton at the end of September, and head coach Jeong Jo-guk was appointed as acting coach. However, Agent Jeong lost all of the last two games. It was highly likely that this day, the first game of the final round, would be a watershed for the remainder of the season.
Did Acting Director Jeong’s feelings extend to the players? Jeju scored a goal just 3 minutes after the game started. Kim Geon-woong (26) received a pass from Choi Young-jun (32) and hit the net with a left-footed shot. And in the 25th minute of the first half, Yuri Jonatan (25, Brazil) scored a headed goal using the promised tactic. After that, they did not allow a goal and won 2-0. Unlike previous games, it was solid chemistry. Acting Director Jeong said, “I imagined victory a lot and waited. “It’s because he trusted and relied on his players.” With the victory on this day, Jeju succeeded in turning around the atmosphere by breaking away from the slump of 7 consecutive games without a win (1 draw, 6 losses). They ranked 9th (38 points), widening the gap with 10th place Suwon FC (32 points), further increasing their chances of remaining in the first division.
On the other hand, Suwon Samsung (25 points), the lowest ranked team led by acting coach Yeom Ki-hoon (40), was in a situation where it would either be relegated or advance to the promotion playoffs due to the loss that day. Even if Suwon wins all four remaining games, it will not be able to catch up to 9th place Jeju. The 12th-place team in K League 1 (First Division) will be relegated unconditionally, and the 10th and 11th ranked teams will go through promotion playoffs with K League 2 (Second Division) teams to decide whether to remain.온라인카지노
Gangwon FC, ranked 11th in the league and in the midst of a ‘competition to remain’ with Suwon, lost 1-2 against FC Seoul on the same day. Gangwon was in a position where they had to prepare for the promotion playoffs after losing two consecutive league games. Daejeon Hana Citizen drew 1-1 in the home game with 10th place Suwon FC (32 points) and confirmed its retention in K League 1 at 8th place (46 points).
Ulsan Hyundai, the leader the previous day, lost 0-1 to Pohang Steelers and maintained first place (67 points) with an 8-point lead, but has fallen without a win (2 draws and 1 loss) in its last three games. Jeonbuk Hyundai ranked 4th (52 points) after winning 2-1 in an away game against Daegu FC.