Professional soccer’s K League 1 Daejeon Hana Citizen aims for early retention.
Daejeon Hana Citizen will host Suwon FC in the 34th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Daejeon World Cup Stadium 현금홀덤사이트 on April 22 at 4:40 p.m. KST. Daejeon is currently in eighth place (45 points) with 11 wins, 12 draws and 10 losses in 33 league matches.
The Final Round schedule begins. Daejeon is in Group B of the Final Round. Before the start of the season, the team’s primary goal was to stay in the competition, but Daejeon has been slowly accumulating points to reach the top six.
Daejeon will now begin preparations for next season. This time around, the 12th-place team will be directly relegated, while the 10th and 11th-place teams will have to play a relegation playoff. Daejeon has a 14-point lead over 10th-place Suwon FC.
Daejeon will be looking to clinch early promotion with this match. Daejeon only needs a draw against Suwon to stay up. After this round, they have four games left, and a point against Suwon FC would give them a 14-point advantage. Even if Suwon FC wins all of their remaining games, they will only have 12 points. However, Daejeon is not letting their guard down and are determined to secure early qualification with a win at home.
The motivation is clear. Daejeon lost their last match against Suwon FC last month. They didn’t play badly, but they conceded in the 32nd minute and couldn’t get a point. Now that they’re facing each other again at home, they’re determined to win this time. Daejeon also has a 1-2 record against Suwon FC this season. They lost the first match of the season, including their most recent encounter. A win here will allow them to end the season on a high note.
Leandro is a key player in this match. Leandro arrived in the K League in 2020 and made an immediate impact in his debut season, earning a spot in the K League 2 Best Eleven.
He joined Daejeon ahead of last season and has been an integral part of the team’s offense, utilizing his speed to break through off the dribble, as well as his trademark flair. This season, after Daejeon’s promotion to the K League 1, he has continued to prove himself as a crack in the defense.
Leandro is currently second in assists with two goals and seven assists in 20 league appearances. Only one assist separates him from first-place Baek Sung-dong. He’ll be looking to put up some offensive points in this game to keep the assist race alive.