Ulsan Hyundai, the defending champion of the professional football K-League 1, took the lead by catching FC Seoul and winning three consecutive victories in the opening season.
Ulsan gave the opening goal to Na Sang-ho in the 7th minute of the second half in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 3rd round away match held at Seoul World Cup Stadium today (12th), but later won a 2-1 come-from-behind victory thanks to consecutive goals by Joo Min-gyu and Lee Chung-yong.
Ulsan, which defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai and Gangwon FC in the 1st and 2nd rounds, blocked the rise of Seoul, which had previously won 2 consecutive victories, and jumped to the top by accumulating 9 points.
On the other hand, Seoul, which suffered its first defeat in the opening season, was in third place (6 points) following Pohang Steelers (2 wins, 1 draw, 7 points).
On this day, coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who recently took over as the Korean national team coach following coach Paulo Bento, came to the stadium and took the first ‘intuition’ of the K-League game.
Last year’s Qatar World Cup members Hwang Ui-jo and Na Sang-ho were deployed as Seoul’s frontline and right-sided strikers, while in Ulsan, Kim Young-kwon and Kim Tae-hwan and goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo all started as starting pitchers.
In particular, Jo Hyun-woo kept the goal even at the craftsmanship award.
Ulsan striker Joo Min-kyu, side striker Eom Won-sang, and defender Jung Seung-hyun, who have passed through the national team or were on the lookout, also started as a starter and showed off their skills in front of coach Klinsman. 안전놀이터
In the first half, there were not many decisive scenes as the only effective shot for both teams was a left-footed mid-range shot from the right side of the penalty arc by Seoul’s Ki Sung-yueng in the 27th minute, which went to the front of Cho Hyun-woo.
In the 7th minute of the second half, Seoul succeeded in taking the lead.
After receiving a cross from Lee Tae-seok from the left flank, Na Sang-ho shook the net with a sharp right-footed shot from the penalty arc.
This is Na Sang-ho’s first goal of the season.
Ulsan counterattacked in 2 minutes.