Daejeon Hana Citizen seeks first win with Ulsan HD FC sacrifice

After a poor start to the season, the Daejeon Hana Citizens will be looking for their first win of the season with the energy of their home fans.

With two draws and two losses (two points) in four matches, Daejeon Hana Citizens are in last place and desperate to turn things around with their first win.

Daejeon Hana Citizen will face Ulsan HD FC in the fifth round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. Defending champions Ulsan HD FC are currently in third place in the league with two wins and two draws (8 points), but they are a worthy opponent as they dominated last year’s matchup, 안전카지노사이트 winning 3-1 and drawing 2-2.

Last year, Daejeon Hana Citizens faced Ulsan HD FC at home in the seventh round and won 2-1. At the time, Ulsan HD FC was looking to extend its winning streak to seven games, the longest in the K League’s opening season. The two teams have since drawn the last two meetings, with Ulsan not conceding a goal in the last year. They have good memories to look back on. The team was also strong at home last year, winning eight, drawing six and losing five of their 19 home matches.

The key player is Ulsan HD FC’s strong goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun. Last season, Lee was selected to the K League All-Star Team K League based on his outstanding performances and made a name for himself with a super save against Atletico Madrid. He was also nominated for the ‘2023 K League Best 11’ in the GK category and was recently named to the South Korean national soccer team for the ‘2026 FIFA World Cup Asia Second Qualifying Round,’ establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the country.

In particular, Lee played a key role in the team’s unbeaten run against Ulsan HD FC last season. In the 30th round against Ulsan, he saved a PK from Lee Min-gyu to save the game. Against Ulsan, the league’s top scoring team, the Daejeon Citizens are hoping that Lee will be able to save the day with his outstanding interceptions and saves.

“We will do our best to keep the good memories of last season alive and bring joy to our home fans, who are hoping for a victory,” said Lee Chang-geun.

Meanwhile, Daejeon Hana Citizens are winless in four matches, including a 1-1 draw against Jeonbuk Hyundai Daejeon in the first round, a 1-3 loss against Jeju United in the second round, a 1-1 draw against Gangwon FC in the third round, and a 0-2 loss against Incheon in the fourth round. They are 12th and last in the league.