K League Update

The 2013 K League season is almost done with, just one round of matches remain this Sunday, and there’s still a title and a relegation spot up in the air.

Basically the three two main points are thus:
1. Ulsan and Pohang will meet on Sunday in a winner takes the title match. Things looked bleak for Pohang midweek, as Ulsan was leading Busan 1-0 late in the game. Had Ulsan won that match they would have wrapped up the title then. If they had drawn it would have almost finished things as Ulsan has a superior goal difference. But as things went, Busan scored twice in the second half to ensure we had this tasty final day. Ulsan will be favored, as they have a two point advantage over Pohang and will be the home team, so a win or draw would suffice.

2. Choi Kang-Hee’s Jeonbuk has been stumbling and bumbling down the line (sound familiar), but still have a chance to end up in Korea’s third and final AFC Champions League spot. Their challenge? Current AFC Champions League runner up FC Seoul. Jeonbuk has a one point lead over Seoul, and the two will meet on Sunday in Jeonju. Seoul has qualified due to Pohang’s FA Cup win (thanks to Tim (Korfan) for the reminder).

3. At the other end of the table, one team is sure to be relegated, and that would unfortunately be Daejeon Citizens, while Daegu FC, will be hoping they can defeat Gyeongnam FC and that Jeju United does them a favor by beating Gangwon FC. Daegu is not certain of safety even if that does happen, as they would end up in the relegation playoff spot (army team Sangju Sangmu has secured the K League Challenge title and playoff spot). The table as it stands:

K League Classic – Championship Round
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K League Classic – Relegation Round
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K League Challenge
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All of the Championship Round matches will be on Sunday at 2PM KST. All of the Relegation Round and K League Challenge matches will be on Saturday at 2PM KST.

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    • Yes. Initially Sangju Sangmu was relegated from the K League due to the fact that the league ruled that they didn’t meet certain financial requirements regarding wages and so on (Sangju had several players guilty of match fixing), but since then the club and league have met and fixed/change things so that the team is eligible to return to the top flight.

  1. I think we have to go over one thing definitely…

    Son is not as good as we praise him to be

    I watched the whole game and Son was invisible never was a threat

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