Ulsan HD will travel to promoted side Gimcheon Commerce

Defending champions Ulsan HD will travel to promoted side Gimcheon Commerce.

Ulsan will take on Gimcheon in the second round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Gimcheon Sports Complex. After defeating the Pohang Steelers 1-0 in the opening match of the K League 1, Ulsan is unbeaten in four matches (3 W, 1 D) this year, including the Asian Champions League (ACL).

After a three-game winning streak, the team drew 1-1 with arch-rivals Jeonbuk in the first leg of the ACL quarterfinals on Friday. The second leg will be played at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 at Munsu Football Stadium. A victory would see Ulsan advance to the quarterfinals of the Asian stage and take a step closer to qualifying for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

Prior to that, 바카라사이트 Ulsan will face Gimcheon, a team with a history of success. Ulsan has fond memories of Gimcheon. On August 21, 2022, Ulsan made history in the K League with a thrilling 2-1 victory away from home thanks to two headers from Martin Adam. It was the first time since the inception of professional soccer that Ulsan reached the 600-win milestone (currently 630 wins, 419 draws, and 413 losses).

The game signaled Ulsan’s first league title in 17 years.

In their three head-to-head meetings that season, Ulsan held a 2-1 advantage over Gimcheon.

It’s been a year and seven months since Ulsan met Gimcheon in the K League 1. An interesting factor is that Gimcheon currently has a number of players whose original clubs are Ulsan. Won Doo-jae and Kim Min-joon, who joined the team after Ulsan won the 2022 season, are currently leading Gimcheon.

In their opening away match against Daegu FC on July 3, Won Doo-jae headed home a corner kick from Kim Min-joon for a 1-0 win. 사설 토토사이트 The duo returned to Ulsan on July 15 after being discharged from the military. It will be interesting to see if Kim Ji-hyun, who was their senior in Gimcheon, will show his reservist side in an Ulsan jersey. Fullback Cho Hyun-taek, who enlisted last December, is also adjusting to life in Gimcheon.

Ulsan knows Ulsan better than anyone, having played against them, so the defense line of Kim Young-kwon and Hwang Seok-ho needs to be solid. If Ulsan can take Gimcheon, they will gain momentum heading into the first leg against Jeonbuk.

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