A real title fight in the K League

The K League 1 title race is hotting up and for the first time in years, we have real competition for the trophy. As in the last ten years, Jeonbuk has dominated Korean football winning six titles and losing out on another due to a nine-point deduction that season. This year however it's a three-horse race although FC Seoul has dropped a bit in recent weeks. 

Ulsan hot on the heals  

Ulsan now looks to be keeping right on the tales of Jeonbuk as they look for their first title since 2005 and only their third ever. As with FC Seoul dropping off they have kept going and on Tuesday had the chance to go top.

Then with the title chasers having a game in hand, they faced mid-table side Sangju Sangmu knowing a win would take them top by two points with 22 matches played. The three points then looked to be in the bag but on 95 minutes the visitors to Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium made it 2-2 from a Yoon Bit-Garam penalty.

The result means that just a plus-seven goal difference separates Jeonbuk at the top and Ulsan. The title chasers will have to regroup quickly too as they face FC Seoul on Tuesday 30th July. A win in this match could all but end their visitor's title challengers while three points for Ulsan could yet drive them forward.

They then only have to wait till 16th August to face Jeonbuk at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in a Friday night match with the makings of a classic six-pointer.

The side with the driving force of the American Mix Diskerud in the middle is very much on for their third title. 

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