Jo Hyun-woo vs Lee Chang-geun’s ‘Squarekeeper Battle’

The ‘preemptive confrontation’ between Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) and Lee Chang-geun (Daejeon Hana Citizen) heats up the K-League 1 even more.

Cho Hyun-woo has established himself as a goalkeeper representing the league by being named in the ‘Best 11’ at the K-League year-end awards ceremony for three seasons. From the 2020 season to the following year, he also wrote records of all league games and all-time business trips. Last year, he blocked 12 games without conceding a goal, playing a supporting role in helping the team win back the trophy for the first time in 17 years.

At that time, Cho Hyun-woo, who played in 36 games and conceded 33 runs and lowered the run rate per game to less than 1, is enduring this season with 21 runs in 21 league games and an average of 1 run. He also helped Ulsan run for first place by stopping 7 games without a goal. The pass index, which has been pointed out as a weakness for a while, is also above the league average. In particular, the long-distance pass success rate was 51.4%, far exceeding the league average of 38.7%.해외안전놀이터 추천

Jo Hyun-woo, who was released as a free agent (FA) ahead of the 2020 season and changed from Daegu FC to Ulsan Hyundai uniform, recently signed a new contract to play in Ulsan for four more years until 2027, and also strengthened his psychological stability as an ‘eternal Ulsan man’.

Daejeon Lee Chang-geun is the invisible ‘nucleus’ of the promotion team’s blast. He played full-time in all matches up to the 20th round this season and has been active as the main goalkeeper in Daejeon for two consecutive years. There are only four full-time goalkeepers for all K-League 1 matches this season: Lee Chang-geun, Jo Hyun-woo, Kim Dong-jun (Jeju), and Hwang In-jae (Pohang).

Lee Chang-geun recorded a save rate of 71.3% this season, ranking first in punching (49) and fourth in catching (28). Recently, in the 20th round against FC Seoul, he showed off several saves and led a 0-0 scoreless game.

He made his professional debut at Busan I-Park in 2012, went through Suwon FC, Jeju United, and Sangmu before joining Daejeon last year. Daejeon was promoted to the first division after 8 years with a ‘salty save’ that gave only 33 goals in 32 games at the time. made a big contribution to Based on his performance in the first half of this season, Lee Chang-geun is running ahead of Cho Hyun-woo in the fan vote for the Team K-League All-Star match against Spain’s Atletico Madrid.

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