Chungnam Asan will look to sprinkle chili powder on Busan I-Park as they aim for the top spot.
Chungnam Asan will host Busan in the 36th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Yi Sunshin Stadium. Chungnam Asan is in 10th place with 39 points (11 wins, 6 draws and 16 losses), while Busan is in first place with 63 points (18 wins, 9 draws and 5 losses).
Busan is in a tight lead battle with Gimcheon Commerce. Busan is in first place and Gimcheon is in second, with a goal difference of two points. The first-place finisher gets automatic promotion, while the second-place finisher plays a relegation playoff against the 11th-place team in K League 1. In the midst of a fierce fight to the end of the season with the goal of automatic promotion, Busan meets Chungnam Asan.
Busan is confident. In their last five meetings with Chungnam Asan, they have won four and drawn one, and their defense has been solid enough to keep a clean sheet in their last six games. The good defense has helped them stay in first place with an unbeaten record of 7 games (6 wins and 1 draw). Busan will look to catch Chungnam Asan to increase their chances of automatic promotion.
Chungnam Asan’s goal is chili powder. Although they were clearly outclassed in terms of objective power and atmosphere, they managed to turn the tide in the previous match with a miraculous 3-2 upset win over Chungbuk Cheongju. Coach Park Dong-hyuk is motivated to “at least win at home” and “finish the season as high as possible outside of the playoffs, which is important for both the team and the players.” If they can catch Busan and start a winning streak, Chungnam Asan will be on their way to the beauty of Yuzhong.
Expectations are high for Park Dae-hoon. Park was highly touted before the start of the season, but he didn’t perform up to expectations until midway through the season. After returning from injury, his scoring has picked up and he has emerged as a key part of Chungnam Asan’s offense, leading them to come-from-behind wins against FC Anyang and Chungbuk Cheongju. He will also play an important offensive role against Busan. 스포츠토토
Ahead of the match against Busan, Park Dong-hyuk said, “We gained confidence that we can win if we don’t give up until the end. I will approach the remaining three matches with a strong heart. I will work as one with the players to win two consecutive games.”