This season’s battle of pride between professional soccer’s K League 1 “champions” Ulsan Hyundai (1st place, 73 points) and the Korean Football Association (FA) Cup winners Pohang Steelers (2nd place, 60 points) ended with a victory for Ulsan. In what has been dubbed the “East Coast Derby,” Ulsan finished with two wins and two draws against Pohang. And at the center of it all was Ulsan’s “goalie” Lee In-gyu.
Ulsan defeated Pohang 3-2 at home in the 36th round of the K League One 2023 Final A (teams ranked 1-6) at Ulsan Munsu Stadium 카지노사이트 on Wednesday.
Ulsan went into halftime down 1-0 after Pohang’s Kang Hyun-je scored his K League 1 debut in the 31st minute, but quickly turned the game around with Seol Young-woo’s equalizer in the first minute of the second half and Ataru’s goal in the fifth minute of the second half. In the 17th minute of the second half, Lee In-gyu headed home a cross from Uhm Won-sang for the team’s third goal.
Despite conceding a penalty kick goal to Pohang’s Lee Ho-jae in the 37th minute, Ulsan was able to hold on for the win.
With his goal, Ju In-gyu moved into a tie with Thiago (Daejeon) for the league lead in goals (16).
If In-jong-kyu surpasses Thiago in the remaining two matches, he will become the first player in K League 1 to win the double crown since the 2013 promotion system.
Lee In-jong-kyu was the top scorer with 22 goals in the 2021 season for Jeju United.
In particular, Ju In-gyu has been strong against Pohang this season, scoring three goals in four games. “In the East Coast Derby, you really can’t back down,” said Inhabigyu in a post-match broadcast interview. Everyone prepared seriously, and that desire came out on the field and helped us win,” he said after the victory.
When asked if he would be greedy for the individual title, he replied, “At first, I wanted to win the title, and the team came before me.” “Now, I’m going to try to be greedy (for top scorer) because I want to finalize the title and all the players will help me,” he said.
When asked about Ulsan’s second consecutive league title, he showed humility, saying, “I thought Ulsan would definitely win the title, so I thought, ‘Let’s not harm the team.’ I buried my teammate, so we won the title.”