5 wins in 7 games… Busan, 2nd place in K League 2, ‘dream of promotion’ in English
On the 29th, we took the lead in Gimcheon and chased after the first points…
September 3 ‘Challenge to regain the lead’
‘Keep this momentum!’
Professional soccer K-League 2 Busan I-Park is putting their lives on the line
to maintain the upward trend to return to K-League 1 after 4 years.
Busan won 2-0 in the Hana One Q K League 2 2023 29th round home game
against leader Gimcheon Sangmu held at Gudeok Stadium in Busan on the 29th,
led by consecutive goals from Seong Ho-young and Lim Min-hyuk.
Second-place Busan, who held Gimcheon (51 points),
accumulated 50 points and chased down the ‘1st place’ spot by one point. 카지노사이트
Busan will attempt to regain the lead for the first time in about two months in the K-League 2
round 30 away game against ‘difficult enemy’ FC Anyang on September 3.
If Gimcheon does not win in the Gimcheon-Cheongju,
North Chungcheong match held on September 2,
Busan defeats Anyang the next day, the lead position will change to Busan.
If this scenario is completed, Busan will regain the lead it lost on July 9th.
This year’s K-League 2 winning team will be automatically promoted to K-League 1,
the 2nd-place team will challenge for promotion by playing a promotion playoff (PO) against the 11th-place team in K-League 1.
For Busan, the most important task is to take advantage of the recent upward trend and achieve the dream of ‘direct promotion’.
Busan was a famous team that dominated the K-League during the Daewoo Royals era.
However, after finishing in 11th place in the 2015 K-League Classic (at the time, Division 1) and being pushed into the promotion/relegation PO,
they were caught at the bottom by Suwon FC,
suffering the hardships of relegation to Division 2 for the first time since their founding, and heading down the road.
Busan spent a whopping four seasons in the second division since 2016,
after taking second place in K League 2 in 2019,
they succeeded in returning to the first division after five years through promotion PO.
However, after finishing in last place in K League 1 in 2020 and slipping to the second division within a year,
they failed to achieve promotion repeatedly with 5th place in 2021 and 10th place in 2022.
Busan gradually began to change the team’s structure by hiring coach Park Jin-seop,
a ‘promotion contractor’, in June 2022, and finally accumulated a steady number of wins this year,
taking the lead in June and July of last year.
However, although it is clear that it is on the rise, it is also true that it is still ‘2%’ short.
Busan, which rose to the top on July 1, immediately fell to 6th place with only 1 win,
1 draw, and 2 losses in 4 games, including 2 consecutive losses.
It was disappointing that there was a lack of motivation to continue the upward trend.
Busan is on the rise again, starting with a win over Cheonan-an on the 5th,
has maintained second place with 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 games played in August.
Last 7 Games
Going back to the last 7 games, Busan had 5 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss (10 goals, 5 goals conceded),
the best result among K League 2 teams during the same period.
During the same period, leader Gimcheon had 4 wins and 3 losses.
The task for Busan, which dreams of direct promotion, is to extend the length of its winning streak.
Busan, which has enjoyed three consecutive wins once this year,
is aiming for its second three-game winning streak of the season against Anyang on September 3rd.
◇ Hana One Q K League 2 2023 Round 30 Schedule
▲ September 2 (Sat)
Bucheon-Asan, South Chungcheong (16:00, Bucheon Sports Complex)
Gimcheon-Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province (18:30, Gimcheon Sports Complex)
Cheonan-Ansan (20:00) ·Cheonan Sports Complex)
▲ September 3 (Sun)
Gimpo-Seoul E (16:00, Gimpo Salter Soccer Stadium)
Jeonnam-Seongnam (18:30, Gwangyang Stadium)
Anyang-Busan (20:00, Anyang Sports Complex)