European Season’s End: Weekend Listing

Korea is halting regular K-League matches until July in prepping for the World Cup while Europe’s season draws to a dramatic close. From Korean Footballers Abroad:

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent TV
Friday 2:45 PM Yun Suk Young QPR @Wigan (Playoffs) BeIn Play
Saturday 9:30 AM Hong Jeong Ho Augsburg Eintracht Frankfurt None
Saturday 9:30 AM Ji Dong Won Augsburg Eintracht Frankfurt None
Saturday 9:30 AM Son Heung Min Bayer Leverkusen Werder Bremen None
Saturday 9:30 AM Koo Ja Cheol Mainz Hamburg None
Saturday 9:30 AM Park Joo Ho* Mainz Hamburg None
Sunday 10:00 AM Kim Bo Kyung Cardiff City Chelsea CNBC
Summer Break n/a Lee Chung Yong Bolton
Summer Break n/a Park Ji Sung PSV Eindhoven
Summer Break n/a Ki Sung Yueng* TBD

K League Classic:

Saturday, May 10
Sangju Sangmu
1:00 AM
Suwon
Gyeongnam
1:00 AM
Jeju United
Jeonbuk
1:00 AM
Incheon
Steelers
3:00 AM
Dragons
Sunday, May 11
Ulsan
1:00 AM
Busan IPark
Sunday, May 18
FC Seoul
3:00 AM
Seongnam
All times are in Eastern Time

*injured and back in Korea. Park Chu-Young has already been back in Korea, season with Watford on loan ended a few weeks back.

Yun Suk-Young already played the last few minutes of a scoreless draw with Wigan for Leg 1 of the playoff promotion. 2nd leg set for Monday at Loftus Road 2:45pm EST/ Tues 3:45 am Korea time.

Mainz and Augsburg are fighting for a place in Europe next year, a Europa League qualifying spot opening up (new Europa League spot opening courtesy of the virtue of the German Cup being fought over by Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich who already qualified for the Champions League), while Bayer Leverkusen looks to hold on to the 4th and last Champions League qualifying spot. They lead Wolfsburg by 1 point. Wolfsburg by the way plays Borussia M’Gladbach – setting up 5th place against 6th place.

We know Park Joo-Ho is in recovery from a 2nd surgery in Korea- will the other pairs of Koreans in Augsburg and Leverkusen all show up this weekend?

In Wales, Cardiff’s fate is already sealed (relegated) but they may still have some fight for honor and glory with their last game in the top flight. Perhaps worth watching Kimbo for what might be his last time in Cardiff red. Or not.

 

Be on the lookout midweek for the 2nd leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16.

May 13 -2014
6:30am US EST
7:30pm Korea
POHANG STEELERS (KOR) JEONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS (KOR)
Venue: Pohang Steelyard, Pohang

Pohang leads 2-1 aggregate

May 14 2014
06:30am US EST
7:30pm Korea
FC SEOUL (KOR) KAWASAKI FRONTALE (JPN)
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

Seoul leads 3-2 aggregate

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