Seoul: With the regular season concluding earlier this month and the international break behind us, K League 1 will now enter its business end when the competition splits into two for the final five rounds to decide the new champions, the clubs that will be relegated and much more.
Ulsan Hyundai have their sights set on winning back-to-back titles with second-placed Pohang Steelers and the rest of the top half bidding to make that task difficult for them while Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Gangwon FC, Suwon FC and Jeju United are battling to keep their top-flight status heading into closing fixtures.
Ahead of domestic action in Korea Republic resuming on Friday, the-AFC.com takes a look at the state of play.
Can anyone stop the defending champions?
Hong Myung-bo’s Ulsan have sat at the top of the K League 1 standings since Matchday 3 and currently enjoy a nine-point advantage, but the direction where the title is heading is still not a foregone conclusion – especially with the competition getting more intense and the Horangi failing to find consistency in recent outings. .....
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