Tight championship race + huge survival battle…Suwon-Busan humiliation ‘stands out’

With the conclusion of the second round of the promotion playoffs (PO) between Suwon FC and Busan I-Park and Gangwon FC and Gimpo FC on the 9th, this year’s K League came to a close after a nine-month-long campaign.

While Ulsan and Gimcheon won the championships in K League 1 and K League 2, respectively, as expected, there was also a shocking incident in which Suwon Samsung, the most popular club in the K League since its inception in 1995, was relegated for the first time in its 28 years of existence, signaling that the landscape of Korean professional soccer is changing. The failure of Busan I-Park, known as the “chairman’s club,” to be promoted was also one of the events that kept the K League unpredictable until the very end. 무지개토토 도메인

Overall, the championship race has been rather bland, especially in the K League 1, where the winner was decided early on. The relegation battle, on the other hand, turned into a bloodbath, making for an unprecedented fight for survival.

This year’s K League 1 championship race was so close that Ulsan’s title was in sight early on.

Ulsan, which won the title last year and lifted the trophy for the first time in 17 years since 2005, came out of the gate with a bang this season, winning both of their opening games against rivals Jeonbuk 2-1 and Suwon in Round 6. Through 19 rounds, the league’s return point system, Ulsan has 47 points, more than four games clear of second-place Pohang, which has 34.

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