Ulsan Hyundai mired in slump as ‘K League 1 absolute first place falters’

Defending K League 1 champions Ulsan Hyundai falter.

Ulsan lost 0-2 away to Gangwon FC in the 26th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Gangneung Sports Complex in Gangneung, South Korea, on the afternoon of 12 December.카지노사이트

This is the second time Ulsan has lost to a team in the bottom half of the league after losing to Suwon Samsung in the 23rd round. Ulsan’s record in the last five matches is one win, one draw and three losses.

After a five-match winning streak, Ulsan lost to Incheon United 1 – 2 at home on 11 November. They followed that up with a 1-3 defeat away to Suwon. After suffering their first back-to-back defeats under Hong Myung-bo, Ulsan seemed to turn things around with a 2-1 home win over Jeju United in round 24.

However, they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Daegu FC in round 25 and followed that up with a defeat at Gangwon. In their last two games, Ulsan have failed to score a goal.

It’s one win, one draw, and three losses without midfielder Park Yong-woo, like a butterfly effect. Park Yong-woo moved to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates after the Pohang Steelers game on 8 August.

Ulsan (57 points) still has a game in hand. They are 11 points behind second-placed Pohang (46). However, if their slump continues, they are not guaranteed to stay in the lead.

Rounds 19-27 could be a watershed moment for Ulsan. Ulsan will play Jeonbuk at home for the third time this season in the ‘Hyundai Street Derby’. Ulsan won the first game and Jeonbuk won the second. For Ulsan, it’s a chance to win the Hyundai Derby and turn around their fortunes at the same time.

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