Two teams with the same points faced each other in the first game of the final round.
Daegu FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai will face off in the 34th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 at DGB Daegu Bank Park at 4:30 pm on the 21st.먹튀검증
The K League entered the final round schedule after completing the 33rd round of the regular league. Ulsan Hyundai was ranked 1st with 67 points, Pohang Steelers was 2nd with 58 points, and Gwangju FC was 3rd with 54 points, while Jeonbuk and Daegu were ranked 4th and 5th respectively. The winning points are the same at 49 points.
In K-League 1 Final A, the teams ranked 1st to 6th in the regular league compete for the league championship and a ticket to the ACL. A total of 4 domestic ACL tickets will go to the top 3 teams in K League 1 and the FA Cup winners. If the FA Cup winner is among the top three teams in the league, the team ranked fourth in the league will advance to the ACL playoffs.
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Jeonbuk had difficulties at the beginning of the season in a somewhat chaotic atmosphere, but found its momentum after the middle and headed back to Final A, remaining the only K League 1 team that has never been downgraded to Final B this season.
Jeonbuk showed a difficult performance against Daegu this season. They lost 0-2 in an away game in Daegu last March and won 1-0 in Jeonjuseong in June, but lost 1-3 again last September.
Jeonbuk head coach Valeriu, who attended the media day ahead of the start of the final round on the 18th, said, “I am so happy to have settled in Final A. There were many difficult moments, but this is a result we achieved thanks to the fantastic support of the fans. Every game is a final. “I will think hard and get the best result,” he said, vowing to fight for victory in every game.
Kim Jin-soo, who was also present, said, “I am grateful to be in Final A. I think we were able to work together on the stadium thanks to all the fans and the many people who love the K-League. I will do my best in the remaining five games. Please support us.” He said.
Jeonbuk has had a difficult season. As they gain momentum, they need to catch Daegu and ignite the competition for Champions League tickets.
Daegu did not waver despite the absence of ‘Ace’ Sejingya. Even Hwang Jae-won was absent after being selected to represent the Hangzhou Asian Games, but a solution was found by achieving good results of 2 wins and 2 draws in the 4 games played without the two players. If you broaden your perspective, they are on an undefeated streak of 7 games in a row.
In terms of overall record, Jeonbuk is overwhelming with 16 wins, 5 draws, and 4 losses. However, Daegu won the three meetings this season. They desperately need a win as these two teams are only one point behind 6th place Incheon United.
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Meanwhile, on the 16th, Daegu’s Lee Geun-ho announced his retirement. Lee Geun-ho plans to hang up his soccer shoes after playing 5 Final A games. For Lee Geun-ho, who wore the Jeonbuk uniform on loan in 2015, the match against Jeonbuk in the 34th round is expected to be a special game.