With the final round over, leaders SEONGNAM, POHANG and DAEJEON will go into a playoff: K-League Round 26
On October 14th, the final round of the regular season took place with 7 matches played.
POHANG STEELERS overcame INCHEON UNITED 3-2 at home to go into 5th place in the league. DAEJEON CITIZEN beat 2nd place SUWON SAMSUNG BLUEWINGS 1-0 to secure 6th place. These two results mean that they both secure entry in to the league title playoffs which takes place between the top 6 teams.
SEONGNAM ILHWA CHUNMA beat CHUNNAM DRAGONS 2-0, moving to 55 points and securing sole lead at the top of the league.
FC SEOUL played DAEGU FC. FC SEOUL just needed a draw or better in this match to secure their place in the top of the table playoff but ended up losing 0-1. They ended up tied with DAEGU CITIZEN on both points and goal difference therefore, due to their total goals scored being less, they finish in 7th place and are not eligible for the playoff.
The other results were as follows:
GYEONGNAM FC 0-4 ULSAN HYUNDAI
CHONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS 2-1 GWANGJU SANGMU
JEJU UNITED 1-0 BUSAN I．PARK
The top 6 team playoff will be held from the 20th October. Firstly the 4th place GYEONGNAM will play 5th place POHANG. On the 21st 3rd place ULSAN will play 6th place DAEGU. The winners from each of those matches play each other and the resultant winner plays the semi-final against 2nd place SUWON. The victorious semi-finalist plays the final against league leaders SEONGNAM. The league’s leading goal scorer is GYEONGNAM’s Cabore with 17 goals.
The final standings in the K-League are as follows. The team’s points are in the brackets, and then following that is the goal difference.
１SEONGNAM ILHWA CHUNMA (55)+25
2 SUWON SAMSUNG BLUEWINGS (51)+12
3 ULSAN HYUNDAI (45)+12
4 GYEONGNAM FC (44)+10
5 POHANG STEELERS (39)-4
6 DAEJEON CITIZEN (37)+7
7 FC SEOUL (37)+7
8 CHONBUK HYUNDAI MOTORS (36)+4
9 INCHEON UNITED (33)-2
10 CHUNNAM DRAGONS (30)-3
11 JEJU UNITED (30)-8
12 DAEGU FC (24)-11
13 BUSAN I．PARK (20)-19
14 GWANGJU SANGMU (12)-30