The ‘Super Match’ between FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung is expected to catch fire once again.
The ‘Super Match’ is a traditional K-League rivalry match between Seoul and Suwon. However, its meaning has been somewhat halved recently amid the decline and sluggishness of investment in Seoul and Suwon. The total record of ‘Super Match’ is 39 wins, 25 draws and 35 losses. Last season, Seoul was dominant with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The first super match of the new season will be held on April 22 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. It is the 100th match in the history of ‘Super Match’.안전놀이터
Moreover, the two teams who wanted to wash away the sluggishness in the meantime strengthened the off-season power reinforcement. In particular, Seoul showed a wide range of moves. In addition to national striker Hwang Eui-jo, they brought in players from all positions, including Willian, Kwon Wan-kyu, and Lim Sang-hyeop. Suwon also re-signed with Lee Gi-je and is ready to upgrade to Kim Bo-kyung, Akosti, and Basani.
Already on the 20th, Media Day was also a battle of nerves. Suwon coach Lee Byung-geun said, “If Seoul goes up (to the semifinals), I think my stomach will hurt. Suwon wants to take that position. It is my opinion that I can never lose to Seoul.” The captains of both teams, Ilyuchenko and Lee Ki-je, were also determined to win in the ‘Super Match’.
Not only the ‘super match’, but also the team’s performance should be supported. Only then will the fever of the ‘Super Match’ rise. Seoul stayed in Final B for three consecutive seasons after finishing third in the 2019 season. Last season, it was runner-up in the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, but the league was ninth. Suwon has also been in the lower ranks three times in the last four seasons, except for the 2021 season (6th place). Above all, Suwon experienced the promotion playoff (PO) stage for the first time in the history of the club last season. I managed to stay, but I gather my voice that I don’t want to repeat the pain. Seoul also went through a promotion PO in the 2018 season.
This season is the actual right time to build up the lost pride of the two clubs that call themselves ‘famous houses’ or ‘leading clubs’.