It’s your weekly sports roundup for the week ahead.
Kwon Ki-joon is with us.
Let’s start with professional soccer, which had a two-week break,
Daegu just played a 19th round away game against Ulsan Hyundai.
What was the result?
Daegu FC had a difficult match against Ulsan, as expected.
We conceded the first goal to Kim Tae-hwan less than three minutes into the first half.
We also had our main striker, Edgar, sent off in the 19th minute for stepping on an opponent’s ankle.
In the 20th minute of the second half, we took off Hong Chul and Lee Jin-yong and brought on Keita and Park Se-jin바카라.
Two minutes before the end of the second half, Vasellus scored a consolation goal, but they gave Bako one more goal in extra time and lost 1-3.
Daegu also lost 0-3 at home in their first match of the season on the 5th, and they lost that one too, so they couldn’t break the jinx this time, as they are usually very weak against Ulsan, but they have never beaten Ulsan, especially on the road.
With 7 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, 27 points, we have the same number of points as Daejeon and Jeonbuk, but we have less points than Daejeon and more than Jeonbuk, so we are in 6th place, Daegu is in 7th place, and Jeonbuk is in 8th place.
The Pohang Steelers are still in second place,
and I heard that you exchanged players with FC Seoul, but how was the game against Incheon yesterday?
Yes, Pohang won 1-0 against Incheon yesterday.
In the 12th minute, Zeca scored the first goal after receiving a pass from Kim Seung-dae, and it turned out to be the winning goal.
We got the three points even though Ko Young-jun, who is the team’s top scorer with six goals, didn’t come out because he suffered a knee ligament injury in an exhibition game against China with the under-24 national team.
Seoul then beat Suwon Samseong 1-0, briefly knocking them out of second place, but they won yesterday’s game to regain the top spot with nine wins, seven draws, and three losses for 34 points, keeping them two points clear of third-place Seoul.
Meanwhile, Pohang lost midfielder Lee Seung-mo to FC Seoul and brought in midfielder Han Chan-hee from FC Seoul.
In the Korean baseball league, the Samsung Lions won one game after losing five in a row, just like two weeks ago.
They dropped to the bottom of the standings, right?
Yes, Samsung, whose five losses two weeks ago were all upsets, also started a six-game road trip with an upset last week.
On the 20th, in the first game of a three-game home series against Kiwoom, Pirela hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Buchanan pitched well, but a series of defensive errors in the middle and late innings resulted in a 2-7 loss.
On the 21st, Won Tae-in pitched seven scoreless innings, but Dae-woo Kim couldn’t hold on in the 10th inning and we lost 0-2.
On the 22nd, Suarez pitched a two-run first inning but was stymied by Ahn Woo-jin’s relief and didn’t score until the eighth inning, and only got one run from reliever Im Chang-min in the ninth to lose 2-1, dropping them to last place on a day when Hanwha beat Kia.
It’s the first time since May 14, 2018 that Samsung has dropped to 10th place in more than five years and one month (1,865 days), based on playing at least 10 games since the start of the season.
Samsung couldn’t break the losing streak in the three-game series against SSG that followed.
In the game on the 23rd, they couldn’t hit Kim Kwang-hyun and managed only six sporadic hits, falling into a four-game losing streak.
They scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 6-1 lead, but immediately gave up six runs in the bottom of the fifth, including a grand slam to Choi Joo-hwan, to fall back to 6-7.
They scored a run in the top of the seventh to tie it up, but then gave up another six runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it 7-13, and although they scored three runs in the eighth, they lost 10-13 and dropped their fifth straight game.
Yesterday, Samsung escaped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory, thanks in large part to a strong outing from left-hander Lee Seung-hyun, who followed Buchanan with a four-run second inning and one-run third inning.
Samsung, however, remained in last place, two games behind Hanwha, which has won four in a row.
With 27 wins, 41 losses, and a winning percentage of 3.9/7, they are the only club in the 10 clubs with a winning percentage below 4%.
Samsung lost 13 straight games last year, the most in franchise history, but rallied down the stretch to finish seventh and hasn’t finished a season in last place since the inception of the Korean Baseball Organization in 1982, but this year is looking a little worrisome.
Let’s also get some wrestling news.
There’s a wrestler from Uisung-guncheong in the Taebaek-jangsa wrestling tournament, isn’t there?
Yoon Pil-jae, a wrestler from Uisung County Government, won the title of Taebaekjangsa in the under-80kg category at the Danwojangsa Wrestling Tournament in Gangneung.
Yoon Pil-jae defeated Jang Young-jin, a member of the Yeongam-gun Folk Wrestling Team, 3-0 in the final match held at the wrestling hall of the Gangneung Dan-o Festival on the 22nd.
He won by pushing in three consecutive bouts.
He even received a massage for back pain during the match, but he overcame the pain to defeat his opponent.
Yoon Pil-jae returned to Taebaekjangsa after a two-year hiatus from the 2021 Inje tournament and won his 11th career title.