Round 2 of the 2020 K-League season gets underway this upcoming weekend as heavyweights Jeonbuk Motors and Ulsan Hyundai look to build on their opening round wins.
Jeonbuk launched their title defence with a scrappy 1-0 triumph at home to Korean Cup winners Suwon Bluewings.
It was far from a polished display, but the reigning premiers took advantage of their extra-man advantage after Australian star Terry Antonis was sent off for Suwon, with 41-year-old Lee Dong-Gook firing home the winner in the 84th minute.
Ulsan, who missed out on the premiership last season due to a shock loss on the final match day, began their campaign in style, cruising past Sangju Sangmu by a 4-0 scoreline.
Jeonbuk will be confident of making it two wins from two when they square off against K-League 1 newcomers Busan IPark on Saturday. Busan, as expected, found life in the top flight tough in their opening match, falling 2-0 to Pohang Steelers.
Meanwhile, Ulsan will have a more challenging task on their hands this week when they come up against Suwon, who held their own against Jeonbuk before finally succumbing with five minutes remaining while a man down.
The other stand-out team from the opening round was Gangwon FC, who came back from a goal down at half-time to storm past FC Seoul 3-1, scoring two goals in the final five minutes to emerge triumphant.
With a match against Sangju, who were hammered 4-0 by Ulsan, Gangwon will be confident of taking a maximum six points from the first two rounds.
See below for a complete list of K-League Round 2 Fixtures.
K-League Round 2 Fixtures (all times are AEST)
Saturday May 16
- Sangju Sangmu vs Gangwon FC (3.00pm)
- Daegu FC vs Pohang Steelers (5.00pm)
- Busan IPark vs Jeonbuk Motors (8.00pm)
Sunday May 17
- Suwon Bluewings vs Ulsan Hyundai (5.30pm)
- Seongnam FC vs Incheon Utd (8.00pm)
- FC Seoul vs Gwangju FC (8.00pm)