ULS vs SSMG
Ulsan (ULS) lost the 2019 Korean League title on the last day as they fell to a three-goal defeat at home. Though ULS was level on points with Jeonbuk, the 2017 and 2018 champions won the league as they scored the most goals in the 2019 season.
Sangju (SSMG), a sports division of the Military of South Korea, finished seventh in the table and reached the semifinal of Korea’s domestic knockout competition.
Head-to-Head (Korean League 2019)
06.04.2019 – SSMG 0-1 ULS
24.07.2019 – ULS 2-2 SSMG
24.08.2019 – ULS 5-1 SSMG
Cho Hyun-Woo (GK): Cho, a regular for the South Korean national team, kept 15 clean sheets for DAE in the last season.
Kim Tae-hwan (DEF): The right-back scored two and assisted seven goals in the 2019 Korean League.
Kim Kee-hee (DEF): The centre-back made 30 appearances for Seattle, who won the American League last season.
Lee Chung-yong (MID): Played in German 2nd Division in the 2019 season, scored for South Korea against Bolivia in a friendly in 2019.
Bjørn Maars Johnsen (FWD): Johnsen scored a goal against LASK in the second biggest club competition in Europe, this season and he played 90 minutes in the 2020 AFC League clash against Tokyo.
Júnior Negrão (FWD): The Brazilian scored 22 goals for ULS in all competitions in the 2019 season.
Moon Seon-min (MID): The 27-year-old winger, who played for Jeonbuk last season, scored nine goals and registered ten assists, which is the joint-most in the 2019 Korean League.
Kwon Kyung-won (DEF): Kwon has played in leagues across Asia and had a short but successful stint with Jeonbuk last season.
Oh Se-hun (FWD) – The youngster has struck seven goals for Asan in the Korean 2nd Division League last season and impressed for South Korea in the recently held Youth tournament in Thailand.
INC vs DAE
Incheon (INC) was in the relegation zone for the most part 2019 season, but impressive results in the last nine games helped them to safety. Meanwhile, Daegu (DAE) missed out on an AFC League spot by a point as they finished fifth with 55 points.
Head-to-Head (Korean League 2019)
03.04.2019 – INC 0-3 DAE
19.05.2019 – DAE 2-1 INC
22.09.2019 – INC 1-1 DAE
Gordan Bunoza (DEF): Bunoza, a vastly experienced centre-back, missed the much of 2019 season due to injury.
Kim Jun-Beom (MID): The 22-year-old central midfielder, who claimed three assists in the 2019 season, produced impressive performances for Gyeongnam in Korean League last season.
Stefan Mugoša (FWD): INC scored 33 goals in the 2019 Korean League season, and 14 of them were scored by Mugoša, who also plays for Montenegrin national team too.
Lanre Kehinde (FWD): The Nigerian has scored ten goals in 15 appearances in the Turkish League in the 2019 season.
Hong Jung-Woon (DEF): DAE conceded only 12 goals in the 16 matches in which Hong Jung, who missed two-thirds of the season due to ligament injury, played last season.
Jeong Tae-Wook (DEF): The 22-year-old stepped up in the absence of Hong Jung in the last season and scored the winning goal in the final of the Youth tournament held in Thailand.
Lee Jin-Hyun (MID): The young winger made 20 appearances for Pohang in the 2019 Korean League.
Cesinha (MID): Brazilian scored 15 goals and secured joint-most assists, 10, in the Korean top-flight in 2019.
Jeong Seung-Won (FWD): The versatile midfielder was part of the South Korean team, which won a Youth championship recently.
Edgar (FWD): Despite injury setbacks, the 33-year-old scored 11 goals in 19 appearances for DAE last season.
GWA vs SEGN
Gwangju (GWA) gained promotion to Korean League after winning the 2nd Division last season. Seongnam (SEGN), despite scoring the least number of goals, 30, managed to avoid relegation.
Both sides last met in 2018 in the Korean 2nd Division League. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with four goals scored in the first 45 minutes.
Eom Won-Sang (MID): Won-Sang, who was part of South Korean U20 side, which finished runners-up in World Championship in 2019, had a decent outing in 2nd Division last season.
Willyan (MID): The 26-year-old winger found the net eight times in the 2nd Division in the 2019 season.
Yeo Reum (MID): Reum played a crucial role – three goals and three assists – in GWA’s successful 2019 campaign in the 2nd Division.
Felipe Sousa (FWD): Felipe was the top scorer in the 2nd Division – 19 goals in 27 appearances.
Marco Ureña (FWD): The Costa Rican international scored seven goals and five assists from 19 appearances in Peru’s top division.
Lee Tae-Hee (DEF): Lee, who scored three goals and assisted five goals, was one of the standout performers for SEGN in the 2019 season.
Park Soo-Il (MID): The 24-year-old produced impressive performances in the 2nd Division last season.
Kim Dong-Hyun (MID): Kim played a vital role in the South Korea U23 team, which won the Youth tournament this year.
Jamshid Iskanderov (MID): The attacking midfielder had a stellar season in Uzbekistan last season – six goals and six assists.
Tomislav Kis (FWD): Kis left Lithuania, scoring five goals in as many games in the championship round of the top-division league.