K-League 16th Round: Jeju UNITED FC Takes Back K-League Top Rank
Korean K-League hosted the 16th round on August 7th and 8th.The competition between FC SEOUL and JEONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS was quite intense since these two teams were fighting for the top rank. The JEONBUK forward, Enio Oliveira Junior, scored the first goal after receiving a pass from his team mate LUIZ Henrique Da Silva in the 57th minute. FC SEOUL had a few aggressive attacks but all failed to score, send JEONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS to victory with a 1-0 score.
Jeju United returned to the top of the table as they beat Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix with a convincing 4-0 score. OH Seung-bum scored his first goal at the 18th minute, and then goals from Brazilians Danilo Montecino Neco and Natanael de Souza Santos stretched the home side’s advantage.
At the Busan Asiad stadium, FC Gyeongnam’s new star player of the national team, Yoon Bit-garam, intercepted a pass from Lucio Tefilo da Silva to smash the ball and helped his team win 2-1. Asian champions, the Pohang Steelers beat Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 2-0 with striker SEOL Ki Hyeon’s goal.
The other results of the 16th Round of the K League are as follows:
INCHEON UNITED FC 2-3 SUWON SAMSUNG BLUEWINGS
DAEGU FC1-3 DAEJEON CITIZEN
GANGWON FC 2-2 ULSAN HYUNDAI HORANG-I
CHUNNAM DRAGONS had a bye this round.
The results of the 15th Round of the K League are as follows:
SEONGNAM ILHWA CHUNMA 1-3 DAEGU FC
ULSAN HYUNDAI HORANG-I 2-0 DAEJEON CITIZEN
JEONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS 2-1 BUSAN I．PARK
GYEONGNAM FC 3-1 INCHEON UNITED FC
FC SEOUL 2-0 Jeju UNITED FC
CHUNNAM DRAGONS 2-2 POHANG STEELERS
SUWON SAMSUNG BLUEWINGS 2-0 GWANGJU SANGMU PHOENIX
GANGWON FC had a bye this round.
As of August 8th till the end of the major K league ranking is as follows. () Within the integral, followed by goal difference figures for the number of
1.Jeju UNITED FC (31)+16
2.JEONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS (31)+14
3.GYEONGNAM FC (31)+10
4.FC SEOUL (30)+15
5.ULSAN HYUNDAI HORANG (28)+4