‘Ulsan Hyundai will travel to Pohang Steelers.
Ulsan will host Pohang in the 32nd round of the Hana WonQ K League 1 2023 and the 177th East Coast Derby at Pohang Steel Yard at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Ulsan, which currently sits atop the table with 20 wins, five draws and six losses and 65 points, faces second-place Pohang (15 wins, 12 draws and four losses and 57 points).
It’s a six-point game that could be a watershed moment for Ulsan’s fourth star. They currently have an eight-point lead. A win for Ulsan would extend their lead to 11 points and put them in a strong position to win the title.
The team has been finding its groove as of late. Ulsan recorded its first win in Asia on Nov. 19 with a 3-1 victory over BG Pathum United (Thailand) in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League group stage. On the 24th, they won 3-2 at Suwon FC to end a three-match league winless streak (two draws and one loss).
It’s important to keep the momentum going against Pohang. They will be counting on their top scorer, Lee In-gyu, who currently leads the team with 15 goals. He has been rekindled recently. Daejeon and Suwon FC split their goals. Against Suwon FC, he came on as a substitute for Martin Adam in the 25th minute and scored the winning goal. He has found the back of the net in both meetings with Pohang this season. In-Jin Gyu has loaded the gun for his third consecutive goal against Pohang.
His partner and fierce competitor, Adam, has also been in fine form, with a hat-trick against Patum and an assist against Suwon FC. With their fierce instincts, In-Joo and Adam are taking aim at the Pohang goal.토토사이트
This will be Hong Myung-bo’s 10th East Coast derby since taking the helm of Ulsan. Ulsan has won two and drawn one in 2021, won one and drawn two in 2022, and won one and drawn one this season, with a record of four wins, three draws, and two losses in nine matches. They have now shaken off the Pohang jinx by not collapsing at crucial moments.
In particular, on July 8 against Pohang, Lee In-gyu scored the winning goal after receiving a pass from Seol Young-woo to win 1-0. It was 656 days since the 2-1 victory on Sept. 21, 2021, when they planted the flag in the enemy camp. Ulsan is ready to bounce back from that difficult trip to Pohang with back-to-back wins and another ‘goodbye’.