Domestic (mini) Round Up 5-3/4 [updated]

Happy Children’s Day everyone! As such, I’m in the middle of a six-day vacation (yay!) and am getting ready to go see my new nephew, so sorry, no time for a full domestic round up this week.

K League Classic Round 11 Results
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Thoughts and (sort of) Mini-Recaps

  • The surprise of the round came Saturday afternoon when Seongnam shocked leaders Pohang 3-1 at Tancheon. Server Djeparov put Seongnam ahead from the spot. Pohang had a penalty saved, but then scored shortly after from a corner. Two late goals from Jung Sun-Ho and Kim Tae-Hwan gave all three points to the home side.
  • Jeonbuk missed a chance to go top as they fell to a lone Go Cha-Won strike. Suwon bounced back from their ‘Supermatch’ loss last weekend (and midweek KFA Cup exit).
  • Ulsan continues to stumble as they drew 1-1 with Jeju United. Kim Shin-Wook put the Horangi ahead from the spot, but a late goal from Park Su-Chang ensure the two sides shared the points. Ulsan has now gone six league games without a win.
  • Any hope FC Seoul fans had that the win over Suwon would jump start their season got grounded as they fell to previously winless Incheon 1-0. Seoul knocked Incheon out of the KFA Cup midweek, but fell in the league to a goal from Ivo. That goal was Incheon’s first in the league since the opening weekend.
  • The game of the weekend was over in Gwangyang, where Jeonnam saw off Sangju Sangmu 4-3. Yoo Ji-Hoon have Sangju the early lead, but Jeonnam reeled off three straight in 13 minutes to take a 3-1 lead into the break. Sangju stormed back though to level the score at 3-3. It looked like a draw was in order, but two minutes from time, Song Chang-Ho scored the winner for Jeonnam.
  • It was a tale of two halves in Busan, Busan scored twice in the first half, but Gyeongnam piled the pressure on in the second half and tied the score at 2-2. Lim Sang-Hyub opened the scoring with a poacher’s goal, and a lovely cushioned header from Jung Seok-Hwa made it two. Lee Gyeong-Ryeol turned an own-goal past Lee Bum-Young, and Song Su-Young rounded off the scoring.

K League Classic Table – After Round 11
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K League Challenge Results – Round 7
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K League Challenge Table – After Round 7
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KFA Cup Round 3 (Round of 32) – Results
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  • Gyeongnam FC probably suffered the most embarrassing result, falling to third-division side Gangneung City.
  • Busan IPark almost was embarrassed by amateur side Jungnang Chorus Mustangs, but managed to hold them off in the shootout.
  • Jeonbuk won the Jeolla derby (again) with a 3-1 win over Jeonnam.
  • For the second year in a row, little brother side, Suwon City, will progress further than big brother side, Suwon Samsung.
  • Youngnam University is the only uni side left in the cup (although they were involved in the only uni vs uni tie of the round).
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    • This certainly isn’t a common thing. This year freak turn of good luck that Children’s Day and Buddha’s Birthday were back-to-back and right after the weekend (other two days are labor day [not always holiday] and school birthday). Usually it’s one day off, usually in the middle of the week, then another random middle of the week day off.

  1. Interesting that K league halting operations next week…looking at the MLS, they are going all the way until 1st week of June. Then again most of Europe stopping next week save for promotion playoffs.

    The MLS schedule resumes the 1st week of July. Possible translation: the US ain’t going far in the World Cup this year…

    • I imagine K League Classic (Challenge won’t stop) is stopping next weekend because Hong’s training camp will start next Monday (12th). K League schedule also re-starts 1st week of July. Possible translation: Korea ain’t going too far . . .

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