2022년 06월 25일 토요일
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K League's bottom feeders set for crucial showdown

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2022-05-15 02:45

The last-place club in the K League 1 will be automatically relegated to the K League 2 the following season. (Photo from K League)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] SEOUL: The two worst clubs in South Korean football this year will collide for their second meeting of the season this weekend, as they both desperately seek to move out of the relegation zone. Suwon Samsung Bluewings will host Seongnam FC at 7 p.m. Saturday at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, 45 kilometers south of Seoul. Seongnam is bringing up the rear in the K League 1 this year, stuck in 12th place with five points through 11 matches. 

They also have the league's worst goal differential with -15, having scored eight but conceded 23. The last-place club in the K League 1 will be automatically relegated to the K League 2 the following season. Suwon is five points ahead of Seongnam in 11th place. Their early-season stumble led to a coaching change last month, with former Suwon player and coach Lee Byung-geun taking it over from Park Kun-ha. The second-worst team in the K League 1 at the end of the season will face the No. 2-ranked team from the K League 2 in a promotion-relegation playoff match.

Lee won his first match on  Suwon's bench on May 5 but then suffered a 3-0 loss to his former club, Daegu FC, three days later. Seongnam and Suwon played to a 2-2 draw in their first meeting of the season on March 5. Suwon is tied in points with Gangwon FC, which remain in 10th place thanks to their tiebreak edge in goals scored, 11-8.


 

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