The box office heat continues before the opening! K-League 1 Round 2, keep your pride in the living room!
K-League 1 (Part 1), which predicted a box office hit from the opening game, continues its heat. Teams who tasted defeat on the road aim to recover their pride in the second round match to be held at home.
‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ was hot from the opening day. On the 25th and 26th of last month, a total of 101,632 spectators entered the first round of six games across the country. This is the record for the largest number of spectators in the opening round of K-League 1 history. On the 25th, Ulsan Munsu Stadium, where Ulsan Hyundai-Jeonbuk Hyundai’s ‘Hyundai-Ga Derby’ was held, and FC Seoul-Incheon United’s ‘Gyeongin Derby’ were held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the same day, 28,039 and 22,204 people, respectively, gathered. 18,590 people entered the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 26th, where the game between Daejeon Hana Citizen and Gangwon FC was held, announcing the return of the ‘special soccer city’. 메이저놀이터
The teams who played away games in the opening game move to the home of the second round and aim for victory. With the exception of Gwangju FC, who defeated Suwon Samsung 1-0, the away teams did not taste victory in the first round. We need to build our pride in our home opener this weekend.
The most eye-catching matchup is the matchup between Incheon and Daejeon Hana held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 4th at 2pm. Expectations were high for Incheon, which took fourth place in the K-League 1 last year and competed in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in the 2023-2023 season, but lost 1-2 to Seoul in the first round. Although he built a limited-class waistline from Shin Jin-ho to Lee Myung-joo, he was disappointed with his decision-making power at the forefront.
Incheon has to give home fans their first win, but Daejeon Hana is a formidable opponent. The atmosphere of Daejeon Hana, which was promoted to K-League 1 after 8 seasons and defeated Gangwon 2-0, is better than ever. Leandro-Thiago’s offense, Joo Se-jong’s midfield, and Anton’s defense all showed performances that exceeded expectations.