Will there be aftereffects of the FA Cup?
The 7th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023’ will be held on the 15th and 16th. While FC Anyang leads the league with 14 points (4 wins, 2 draws), there are 4 undefeated teams (Anyang, Gyeongnam FC, Busan IPark, Gimpo FC) showing signs of confusion in the early stages. In K-League 2, there are many cases where the flow from the beginning continues to the end, so the ranking fight in April and May is very important. This 7th round has a big variable. It is the 3rd round (Round of 32) of the ‘2023 Hana One Q FA Cup’ held on the 12th.
11 K-League 2 teams stood on the stage. The joy was divided. Gimpo FC and Seoul E-Land produced a surprise by catching FC Seoul, Suwon FC, and K-League 1 teams, respectively. Gimpo finished 1-1 at home until extra time and won 4-2 in the penalty shootout, defeating ‘famous’ Seoul, who is in 3rd place in the K-League 1. Even in the rotation, Gimpo overpowered Seoul with Ilyuchenko, Kang Seong-jin, Han Seung-gyu, Lee Tae-seok, and Lee Si-young. E-Land also started the rotation at home, of course, but they defeated Suwon FC 2-1 and succeeded in winning streak following the 4-1 victory against Ansan Greeners on the 9th. Gyeongnam-do Siheung Civic Soccer Team defeated 2-0 and continued undefeated. On the other hand, Busan tasted their first loss of the season by losing 1-2 to K-League 1 Gwangju FC, and Cheonan City lost to K-League 1 Daegu FC 1-2안전놀이터.
There were joys and sorrows due to the results, but the bigger problem is this round. It’s a murder schedule. After round 7 this weekend, round 8 will follow on the 18th and 19th. Again, until the 9th round on the 22nd and 23rd, the weekend, a forced march of 5 games over 15 days continues. Each team that has even accepted the FA Cup variable is focusing on the 7th round, the starting point, in order to pass the death schedule that follows. This is the reason why the rotation was operated except for a few teams in the FA Cup.
In the 7th round, attention is also focused on the ‘Nakdong River Derby’ in Busan and Gyeongnam. The two teams collide at Busan Asiad at 6:30 pm on the 15th. These are the two best teams in the early stages. They have 3 wins, 2 draws and 11 points. In terms of scoring, Gyeongnam is in second place with 10 goals, one goal ahead of Busan (9 goals). Compared to the 2022 season, Gyeongnam improved defense and Busan improved offense. Gyeongnam ranks second with the fewest goals (2 goals) and Busan ranks third with the most goals (9 goals). Both teams are putting a lot of effort into this game, as long as they can continue the flow properly if they win even the undefeated Nakdong River Derby. The ace showdown between Gyeongnam Won Gi-jong and Busan Pesin, who are recording 3 goals side by side, is a must-see.
On the 15th at 4:00 pm, the match between Kimcheon Sangmu and Bucheon FC at the Gimcheon Sports Complex cannot be missed. Gimcheon, which was called ‘absolute number one’, has yet to get on its right track. stays on top 6 In the last round, Cheonan won 2-0, but in the FA Cup, they lost to Seongnam FC in a penalty shootout. Bucheon rose to the lead in the early stages, but fell into a slump with 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 3 games, and fell to 4th place. This match is very important for both teams to enter and defend the lead.