The two teams with 100% win record – Ulsan and Jeonbuk – and two clubs who are yet to register a win – Daegu and Busan – play their third game in 2020 Korean League season on Sunday.
Jeonbuk vs Daegu
Jeonbuk snatched three points at the death against Busan in Round 2. The defending champions took the lead at the break, but Busan levelled the game in the 66th minute. Both sides missed plenty of chances, and in the third minute of injury time, Lars Veldwijk (FWD) netted the winner.
Daegu grabbed a point against Pohang after trailing at half-time in the Round 2 fixture. Edgar (FWD) scored the equaliser in the 67th minute, and Daegu had couple of chances but had to settle for a point
Previous Meetings (2019 Korean League)
03.11.2019: Daegu 0-2 Jeonbuk
25.09.2019: Jeonbuk 0-2 Daegu
10.07.2019: Jeonbuk 1-4 Daegu
01.03.2019: Jeonbuk 1-1 Daegu
The Key Players
Jun-Ho Son (MID): The defensive midfielder has registered an assist in both the matches and made four clearances and won three tackles against Busan.
Jeong-ho Hong (DEF): Jeong-ho’s header gave Jeonbuk the lead against Busan. The centre-back made six clearances, won four tackles, and scored 15 fantasy points.
Kyo-won Han (FWD): Kyo-won contributed an assist and made the joint-highest tackles, five tackles, in the match.
Bo-kyung Kim (MID): The 30-year-old won two tackles and had a passing accuracy of 88% against Busan.
Lars Veldwijk (FWD): Veldwijk celebrated his maiden Korean League appearance by scoring the winner. He is likely to be in the playing 11 against Daegu.
Dae-won Kim (FWD): Dae-won produced a perfect cross to help Edgar to score the equaliser against Pohang. He produced four attacking crosses in the match.
Edgar (FWD): Edgar outjumped the Pohang defender to score his first goal of the season. The Brazilian could have scored the winner in the dying minutes as he skipped past two defenders, but his brilliant attempt struck the post.
Tae-uk Jeong (DEF): Tae-uk continued to impress as the centre-back made five clearances and two interceptions against Pohang.
Soon-min Hwang (MID): The 29-year-old offered pace and did his defensive duties well. He won two tackles and had a passing accuracy of 88%.
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Ulsan vs Busan
Ulsan suffered a huge scare in their Round 2 fixture as they came back two goals down to beat Suwon 3-2 thanks to a brace from Junior Negrão (FWD).
The newly-promoted Busan, meanwhile, denied a point at the death against Jeonbuk. Though they trailed at half-time, Busan levelled the game after the hour mark, but the defending champions grabbed the winner in the injury time.
The Key Players
Junior Negrão (FWD): Negrão’s two second-half goals sealed a great comeback win for Ulsan in Suwon. The Brazilian has four goals in two Korean League matches this season.
Chung-yong Lee (MID): Chung-yong made four interceptions, had a shot on target, and grabbed the assist in Ulsan’s first goal.
In-sung Kim (FWD): In-sung made Suwon’s Jong-Sung Lee pay for a moment of clumsiness as the striker latched on to a loose clearance from Jong-Sung to score Ulsan’s second goal. The striker had a passing accuracy of 88%.
Dave Bulthuis (DEF): Bulthuis was the pick of the Ulsan defenders against Suwon. Though he was a mere spectator for both goals, the centre-back made four clearances and three interceptions.
Rômulo (MID): Rômulo came off the bench to score Busan’s first goal of the season courtesy of a penalty. He made two interceptions and an attacking cross in the second half.
Dong-woo Kim (DEF): The centre-back had a stern test agaisnst Jeonbuk and was the busiest defender on the pitch. Dong-woo made six clearances, won two tackles, and a block.
Kyu-seong Lee (MID): The attacking midfielder had a good outing as he kept creating space for his teammates. He made two interceptions, two clearances, and a passing accuracy of 86%.
Pil-su Choi (GK): Pil-Su had a busy evening under the crossbar. The 28-year-old made five saves in the match.