1st and 2nd places collide. This weekend, the 10th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023’ will be held. The 13 K-League 2 teams breathed a sigh of relief. K-League 2 teams have been on a hard march recently. The start was the 3rd round of the FA Cup on the 12th. The K-League 2 teams who played the FA Cup during the week played round 7 last weekend, and immediately played round 8 on the 18th and 19th. Again, until the 9th round on the 22nd and 23rd, the weekend, I had a killing schedule that digested 4 games in 10 days.
The league resumes again. The matchup that draws attention is the ‘Big Bang’ between the first and second place. 1st place Gimcheon Sangmu and 2nd place Gimpo FC collide at Gimcheon Sports Complex at 1:30 pm on the 30th. The two teams are recording 18 points side by side, but Kim Cheon (14 goals) is one goal ahead of Gimpo (13 goals) in first place in terms of points. Kimcheon’s leading run was expected. Gimcheon is full of national-level resources such as Kwon Chang-hoon, Kim Jin-gyu, Won Doo-jae, Lee Young-jae, Kim Dong-hyun, and Cho Young-wook. Even before the opening, it was evaluated as the ‘absolute best’. Although he slowed down due to organizational problems in the beginning, he soon rose to the top with consecutive victories. Gimpo is literally a ‘surprise blast’. Gimpo, which was classified as a low-ranking team, is running undefeated in 8 matches (5 wins, 3 draws) since the opening. Along with Gyeongnam FC (4 wins and 4 draws), it is a ‘unique’ undefeated team. Including the FA Cup, they are showing an amazing rise to the extent that they have never lost in 10 matches since the opening.
It can be seen as a ‘spear and shield’ confrontation. With 14 goals, Gimcheon is the third highest scorer behind Gyeongnam and FC Anyang (15 goals). On the other hand, Gimpo only conceded 4 points and is ranked first in the league for the least amount of points conceded. The key is how Gimpo will defend against Gimcheon’s attack armed with a national level spear. Based on the strong player base, Gimcheon boasts even scoring power to the extent that as many as 10 people tasted the goal. Whether Gimpo’s pressure will work against Gimcheon, Gimpo is also a team with one shot centered on Lewis, who runs the leading scorer with 5 goals. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
3rd place Gyeongnam, which threatens the competition for the lead, will call Cheonan City FC, the lowest place, home at 4:00 pm on the 29th. Gyeongnam accumulated points based on a stable defense, but recently the defense has been slowing down a bit. They conceded 4 goals in 2 matches. is in need of maintenance. Cheonan, who had been losing the entire game, drew 1-1 against Ansan Greeners last time and took the first point of the thrilling season. However, there is a big gap with Gyeongnam in terms of power. Cheonan has scored only 4 goals in 8 games this season. The conceded score is 19 goals. Gyeongnam is determined to catch Cheonan and jump into the competition for the lead again.
Other match-ups on the weekend are a lot of high-ranking and low-ranking matches. 4th place Busan I-Park, who suffered their first loss in the last game, will face 10th place Ansan Greeners at home at 4:00 pm on the 29th. 5th place Anyang meets 12th place Chungbuk Cheongju at 6:30 pm on the same day. Jeonnam Dragons and Chungnam Asan will play on the 29th at 1:30 pm at Gwangyang Stadium, and Seoul E-Land and Seongnam FC will play on the 30th at 4 pm at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul.