Kickoff of the 34th round of the K League 2… ‘Busan’ challenges for the longest K League 2 winning streak in club history
The 34th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 kicks off simultaneously.
Match of the Round – ‘Gyeongnam’ in need of a rebound vs. ‘Busan’ looking for the longest K League 2 winning streak in club history
The third ‘Nakdong River Derby’ of the season between No. 5 Gyeongnam and No. 1 Busan will take place in Round 34. Gyeongnam is in a slump with just one win, two draws and four losses in its last seven matches. Currently, Gyeongnam is tied with sixth-place Chungbuk Cheongju on points, but remains in fifth place on goal difference. With only six games remaining in the regular season, Gyeongnam must defend its fifth-place finish to qualify for the K League Two semifinals.
Meanwhile, Busan defeated Ansan in Round 32 for their fifth straight win. This tied the club’s longest winning streak in K League 2, which lasted from rounds 38 to 43 of the 2016 season. A win in the Nakdong River Derby would extend the streak to six games. The defense has kept four consecutive clean sheets in the last four games, while the offense has shown a variety of routes with nine different players scoring goals.
Gyeongnam, who need to turn their fortunes around, and Busan, who are challenging for the club’s longest K League 2 winning streak, will meet on Sunday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Changwon Football Center.
Team of the Round – ‘Cheonan’ challenging to break through once again with their recent good form
Cheonan defeated Jeonnam 3-1 in Round 33, led by multi-goal scorer Paulinho and Lee Min-soo, who scored his K League debut goal. The victory was Cheonan’s third straight win. The victory over Jeonnam, which had not lost in 11 games at home, added to its significance.
Cheonan is now unbeaten in six games (3 wins, 3 draws) after winning three straight. This has narrowed the gap between them and the 12th-placed team to one point, which was once as high as nine, and gives them another chance to break away in Round 34. The most notable aspect of Cheonan’s recent rise has been their defense. Prior to their unbeaten run, they had only kept one clean sheet in 24 matches, but have now recorded three clean sheets in their last six matches.
Cheonan’s opponent in the 34th round is Gimcheon. Cheonan’s record against Gimcheon this season is two losses. The match between Cheonan and Gimcheon will be held on Sunday, October 1, at 4 p.m. at the Cheonan Sports Complex.
Player of the Round – Yoon Joo-tae (Ansan) scores his first multi-goal game in 1,149 days
Yoon scored his team’s first goal in the 23rd minute against Seoul Eland in Round 33. With the score tied at 3-3, he then scored a late theater goal in stoppage time to give Ansan a 4-3 victory. Yoon’s multi-goal performance gave Ansan three points after eight games.토토사이트
Now in his ninth season in the K League, Yoon has scored 26 goals and provided seven assists in 144 career appearances. It has been exactly 1,149 days since Yoon scored a multi-goal game in the K League, which he did on August 1, 2020, with Seoul.
Ansan will host Gimpo in Round 34. Currently, 12th-ranked Ansan and 13th-ranked Cheonan are separated by one point. Depending on the outcome of Round 34, Ansan could find themselves in last place. To find out if Yoon Joo-tae can continue his multi-goal performance against Gimpo, Ansan and Gimpo will meet at Ansan Wah~ Stadium on Saturday, October 30 at 4 p.m.