Hopes of reaching the round of 16 are still alive. Cho Sung-hwan’s Incheon United will take on Kaya FC Iloilo in their final Group G match of the 2023-2024 Asian Champions League (ACL) at the Risal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines, on 13 June at 5pm (local time).월카지노
We’re desperate for a win. For two reasons. Incheon will conclude its 2023 campaign with this match. Incheon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For the first time, it played three competitions in parallel. The K League, the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, and the ACL. In the league and FA Cup, they fell short of their goals. I’m determined to get the ‘beauty of Yujong’ in the last game of the year.
Another reason is that a place in the round of 16 is at stake against Kaya. Incheon are in second place with three wins and two losses from their first five matches. At this rate, they are unlikely to make it out of the tournament. The winner of each of the five East Asian groups (Groups F to J) will advance to the round of 16. The three best performing teams from the second five in each group will also advance to the round of 16.
Incheon must catch Kaya in the final match. At the same time, the Yokohama Marinos (JPN) – Shandong Taishan (CHN) match will be played. Shandong is currently in first place with 4-1-1 (12 points), while Yokohama is in third place with 3-2-1 (9 points). If Yokohama wins, they’ll have to bang on a complicated calculator for second place. If the teams are tied on points, they will be ranked by head-to-head record, goal difference, and goal difference. Coincidentally, Incheon has two wins against Yokohama and two losses against Shandong. They were tied. The second-placed teams in the other groups are ranked by points, goal difference, and goal difference.
Kaya is the weakest team in Group G. They have lost five games. Incheon also beat them 4-0 at home in October. Mugosa was responsible for two goals. Hernandez and Mpoku also got on the scoresheet.
It’s an all-out war. Incheon will have all of their foreign players on the bench, with Gerso, Mpoku and Hernandez returning from injury. Goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon postponed his enlistment date in the Korean Armed Forces to join Incheon for their final match of 2023. Virtually the entire first team is ready to go, with the exception of Delbridge, Mugosa and Shin Shin-ho, who are out with injuries.
“We set three goals at the start of the season, and we have one left,” Cho said at the official press conference on 12 December. We must win against Kaya and see how we are doing in the same group. We will make sure we win. There are many variables: the local ground, the weather, etc. We will adapt well and do our best until the end so that we can have a good result and advance to the tournament.” Kim Dong-min, who also represented the team, said, “We need to win against Kaya to advance to the round of 16. The players have prepared their best to win. We will do our best.”