Ulsan title bid fading

As the final whistle blew at the Steelyard Stadium in Pohang it felt like much of the same for Ulsan as they once again lost four in a Donghaean Derby as they chase a first title in 15 years. It was the worse result at the worse possible time for Ulsan as they now just top just on goal difference with a must-win match on Sunday with Jeonbuk on the horizon. 

Ulsan falling apart 

As Ulsan went into the league split they where two points ahead of Jeonbuk at this point as it does now it looked like this weekends match with Jeonbuk would be the one to watch for. It is a case of Deja Vu when the sides met last season in a title decider. 

Is this season different, will Ulsan keep their finger off that self-distract button? Presently you would have all your money on Jeonbuk regaining the title but for Kim Do-hoon side it is not all gloom. As for large parts of the game with Pohang they looked in the match till the final 20 minutes. 

The two second-half red cards, of course, cost the side hugely, first to Bulthuis the Dutch defender who has been a key part of the success of this side. His red card clearly than had a huge impact on 57 minutes at the weekend and he will be a big miss.

Bjørn Johnsen red card five minutes later piled on the misery and the Norweigan forward will be gutted after getting a rare start ahead of Junior Negao. The positive though for the fans is the Brazilian with 25 league goals in 25 league matches will step in against Jeonbuk.

Then with the title in their hands, there's still plenty to be excited about for the fans but this Sunday they have to answer all of the questions that have been thrown at them or it will be goodnight once again to the title. 

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