The momentum of Busan I-Park, aiming for promotion to the first division, was unusual.
It is not the Busan of last season that hovered around the bottom. Busan has not lost a single match in the K-League this season with 2 wins and 1 draw. On the 29th, in the 2nd round of the 2023 Hanawon Q FA Cup against FC Anyang먹튀검증, a’difficult enemy’, they advanced to the 3rd round with a 4-1 victory.
The level of attack power has changed. Busan, along with Gimpo, Gimcheon, and Seoul E-Land, are recording the second highest team score (7 goals) behind Gyeongnam (8 goals) despite having played one less game. In terms of goals per game, they rank first with 2.33 goals.
The scoring pattern has also changed. Lamas and Pesin scored two goals each, so the performance of foreign mercenaries stands out compared to previous years, and Korean players such as Lee Han-do, Kim Sang-jun, and Choi Ki-yoon are also scoring evenly.
In the FA Cup match against Anyang, Choi Geon-joo and Choi Ji-mook scored their first goal in Busan, and recently recruited Brazilian striker Franklin came on as a substitute in the second half and scored a goal in his debut game.
Busan will play the 5th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 2 2023’ with Seoul E-Land at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 4:00 pm on April 2. Expectations are high as they are ahead of Seoul E-Land with 13 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses.