Choi In-gyu vs. Bako vs. Na Sang-ho reignite goal-scoring rivalry…who will run away first?

Posted on 4 August 2023 by

Tied for the K League 1 scoring lead with 11 goals apiece, the race for the top scorer between In-Ju Gyu, Bako (Ulsan Hyundai), and Na Sang-ho (FC Seoul) is reignited as the league resumes.

Inhabigyu and Bacco will be looking forward to facing Daegu FC in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 at DGB Daegu Bank Park.

Lee In-jong-gyu’s goal-scoring form has slowed down since July. After scoring at least two goals in every month since the start of the season, including two in March, three in April, three in May and two in June, he scored just one goal in five league games in July.

He scored 22 goals in 2021 while playing for Jeju United, becoming the first Korean player since Chung Jo Gook to become the country’s top scorer in five years. Last year, he was tied with Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan-then Jeonbuk Hyundai) as the top scorer with 17 goals, but fell short in terms of goals per game and failed to win the title for the second straight year. After returning to his hometown team Ulsan this season, In-jong-kyu has the faith of head coach Hong Myung-bo and the support of the league’s best secondary resources to challenge for the title.

An unexpected competitor is teammate, Georgian international Bakoda. He joined Ulsan in 2021 and scored nine goals in his first year (34 games), followed by eight goals last year (37 games). This season, he already has 11 goals in just 23 games (14 starts) so far. In June alone, he scored five goals (one assist) in four games, earning him Player of the Month honors. He has been playing mostly as a substitute due to poor form in the early stages of his career, but has recently become a starter and scorer.

Bako is looking forward to the Daegu game because he is known as the ‘Daegu Killer’. He has scored five goals in five games against Daegu in the last two seasons. He has also scored three goals in two matches against Daegu this season.

With 18 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses (56 points), Ulsan is leading the K League 1 standings, and it will be interesting to see if In-Jong-kyu and Bako can get back to winning ways against Daegu (33-7).

Na Sang-ho scored six goals in six games in April, earning him another Player of the Month award. However, he went silent for a long time, scoring just one goal in the two months of May and June. His comeback came on May 8 against Jeonbuk Hyundai. The team lost 1-2, but he scored his ninth goal of the league, followed by a multi-goal performance in the next game against Suwon FC (7-2 win in Seoul).

Especially since Hwang Eui-jo, who has been playing as a “loanee” or an integral top, returned to Nottingham Forest at the end of June, Na Sang-ho has been a big boost for Seoul.카지노

Seoul, which is third in the league with 37 points, welcomes the second-place Pohang Steelers (44 points) to its stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Since the departure of Hwang Ui-jo, Seoul has struggled in their last three matches at home, going scoreless in two of them. They will use the spear of Na Sang-ho to try and catch up to Pohang.



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