Reporter Bae Jin-nam = Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen, which jointly won the first win in the opening match of a K-League 1 promoted team, will also challenge the opening winning streak for a promoted team in 5 years.
Gwangju will play a home game against FC Seoul and Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 2 at Gwangju Stadium on the 5th at 4:30 pm.
Prior to this, Daejeon will play an away game against Incheon United at the Incheon Stadium on the afternoon of the 4th.
Gwangju and Daejeon are the K-League 1’promotion motivation’ this season.
Gwangju, who was relegated after finishing at the bottom of the K League 1 in the 2021 season, succeeded in returning to the first division immediately after beating the second-place match in K League 2 last season with 12 points and becoming the champion.
Daejeon, which was relegated to the bottom of the first division in 2015 when it was a citizen team, also played the promotion playoff (PO) with managing director Kim Cheon last season. .
The start of the two teams’ return to the first division was refreshing.
Gwangju first won a thrilling 1-0 victory over Suwon Samsung at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 25th of last month with Asani’s winning goal in the 43rd minute of the second half in the first round.
Daejeon won 2-0 in the home match against Gangwon FC held at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium the following day with consecutive goals from Thiago and Leandro.
It was the first time since the introduction of the promotion and relegation system in 2013 that the two promoted teams won both K-League 1 opening matches.
It was rare for a promoted team to win the opening match.
Up until last season, the promoted team had won only three of the 14 opening matches played.
Sangju Sangmu in the 2016 season, Gangwon FC in the 2017 season, and Gyeongnam FC in the 2018 season won the opening game.
The opening game victory of the promoted team is also the only 5 seasons this year since Gyeongnam in 2018.
Gyeongnam is currently the only promoted team to have won consecutively since the opening game of the K-League 1.
In the 2018 season, from the opening game against Sangju (3-1 win) to the 4th round against Gangwon (3-1 win), Gyeongnam won 4 consecutive games. After drawing 1-1 against Daegu FC in the 5th round and going undefeated, they lost to Jeonbuk Hyundai 0-4 in the 6th round, suffering their first loss of the season.
Gwangju and Daejeon look forward to winning the K-League 1 opening streak for a promoted team for the second time in history and five years after Gyeongnam.
Last season, no team had won two games in a row since opening. Only 6 of the 12 teams are undefeated with 1 win and 1 draw.
Ulsan Hyundai, which started its second year in a row with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory in the opening game against Jeonbuk in the ‘Hyundai Family Derby’, is also aiming for a consecutive victory in an away game against Gangwon on the 5th. 먹튀검증
Last year, Ulsan won 2-1 against Gangwon in the 37th round away match, confirming their first regular league championship since 2005.
Moreover, Ulsan is undefeated in 22 consecutive matches (18 wins, 4 draws) against Gangwon. Gangwon has never lost in over 10 years, starting with a 2-1 home win on July 15, 2012.
Jeonbuk, whose undefeated streak in the opening game for 11 consecutive seasons was interrupted by losing to Ulsan, invites Suwon to their hometown to challenge for their first win of the season.
Suwon also suffered an unexpected blow from Gwangju, so it is in a position to avoid a losing streak.