Undefeated Suwon vs Undefeated Daejeon… The old ‘soccer capital’ pride showdown in 8 years

Suwon Samsung and Daejeon Hana Citizen, who are trying to regain their old reputation as ‘soccer capital’ and ‘soccer special city’, will face off in the professional soccer K-League after 8 years.

Suwon and Daejeon will face off in the 4th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2024 held at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 19th.

It is the first time the two teams face each other in the top league of Korean professional football since the K-League Classic Suwon home game on August 12, 2015 (Suwon won 2-1).

Since then, as Daejeon was relegated to the second division, the meeting in the K-League has not been done in the meantime.

Then, in the 3rd round of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup held in Daejeon in 2021, a confrontation took place after 6 years, and Suwon won Daejeon 2-1 and advanced to the round of 16.

Then, as Daejeon achieved promotion to the first division through the promotion playoffs last year, the two teams faced each other on the ground in about 8 years in the regular league.

The two teams with similar K-League debut times (Suwon 1996, Daejeon 1997) enjoyed their heyday in the early and mid-2000s. Suwon has even been nicknamed the ‘soccer capital’ and Daejeon the ‘soccer special city’.

Although there was an unfortunate incident of violence between supporters in 2001, Suwon, which received strong support from the parent company, and Daejeon, which was a citizen team, played a great game every time they met despite objective power differences.

The representative mystery of the K-League is that Daejeon, which was evaluated as inferior in terms of power, went undefeated in 13 consecutive matches (5 wins, 8 draws), including the League Cup, for 4 years from a 2-0 victory over the luxury team Suwon in May 2003. was

Suwon’s draw against Daejeon, which began in 2003, continued for 8 years (4 draws and 8 losses).

, Lee Gwan-woo, who was also the symbol of Daejeon, moved to Suwon, and coach Kim Ho and Ko Jong-soo, who led Suwon’s heyday, moved to Daejeon and continued their teacher-teacher relationship, further strengthening the rivalry between the two teams.

However, as Daejeon stayed in the second division from 2016, the two teams did not have a chance to meet.

Suwon is ahead with 29 wins, 16 draws and 11 losses in the official record of the two teams’ regular league and league cup competitions. 스포츠토토

However, the circumstances of the two teams at the beginning of this season are a little different.

Until the 3rd round, Suwon is in 11th place without a first victory with 1 draw and 2 losses (1 point), so a turnaround is desperately needed.

Daejeon is in 4th place with 1 win, 2 draws (5 points) and undefeated against the three teams that advanced to Final A (top 1-6 teams) last year on the stage of returning to the first division after 8 years.

After a 2-0 win over Gangwon FC in the opening game, they drew with tricky teams Incheon United (3-3) and Pohang Steelers (0-0).

However, in the match against Pohang, opponent defender Ha Chang-rae was sent off in the 34th minute of the first half. It is an urgent situation to fill the vacancy in the midfield created by captain Ju Se-jong’s orbital fracture.

On the other hand, Jeju United invites FC Seoul to their home on the 18th and re-challenges to win the season.

Jeju is predicted to be a strong candidate to break the Yanggang composition between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai this season, but it has been pushed back to 10th place with only 2 draws and 1 loss (2 points) until the 3rd round.

It is urgent to solve the poor goal-making ability, which recorded only 1 goal (2 goals) in 3 games amid bad news that key resources such as captain Choi Young-joon, Lee Chang-min, Lim Chae-min, and Jin Seong-wook were injured.

Jeju has been undefeated (7 wins, 3 draws) in 10 consecutive matches against Seoul after losing 0-3 in August 2018.

Ulsan, the only team cruising toward its second consecutive league victory with three consecutive wins, will take the lead in a home game against Suwon FC (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss) on the 19th.

Ulsan has an overwhelming advantage over Suwon FC with 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, and recently has won 5 consecutive wins.

2nd place Pohang, which is chasing Ulsan with 2 wins and 1 draw, invites the lowest ranked Gangwon (1 draw, 2 losses) to the home room on the 18th and challenges to build a multiplier.

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