Team Korea and Atletico Madrid have announced their starting lineups for the hotly anticipated matchup.
Team K-League and Atletico Madrid, comprised of 22 K-League All-Stars, will face off in a friendly match of the Coupang Play Series at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on July 27. Ulsan head coach Hong Myung-bo and Daegu head coach Choi Won-kwon will lead Team K League as head coach and assistant coach, respectively. This will be Atletico’s first visit to Korea.
The match will open the Coupang Play Series. The series will start with the first match between Team K League and Atletico, followed by the second match between Atletico and Manchester City on the 30th, and the third match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Jeonbuk Hyundai on the 3rd of next month.
Seoul World Cup Stadium was packed three hours before kickoff. Fans wearing jerseys of various K League clubs as well as Atletico jerseys could be found in the stadium, as all 66,000 seats were quickly sold out within 28 minutes of ticket sales.
Despite being an event match, both teams promised to play with no regrets. “Although we are not competing for the title, I want the players to have a sense of pride and pride in representing the K League,” said Hong Myung-bo. I want them to play a passionate and impressive game for the many fans who support Team K League.”
Atletico coach Diego Simeone added: “I am here to represent Atletico. I think the club grows every day in friendlies like this and I expect more supporters to come out to support us. The goal is to play a game that will help us in our first league game.”
Lee Seung-woo, who will be aiming for the Atletico goal, said, “It’s an all-star game, so there’s no pressure to win or lose. I want to have fun with good players, so I’m having fun,” he said, adding, “There are a lot of fans at the stadium. We want to play a fun game rather than thinking about advancing to Europe, so we need to be more aggressive and prepare for the fans to have fun watching.”바카라사이트
One hour before kickoff, the starting rosters for both teams were revealed. For Team K-League, Lee Seung-woo, Jo Min-kyu, Na Sang-ho, Baek Seung-ho, Han Young, Bae Jun-ho, Lee Ki-je, Kim Young-kwon, Jung Tae-wook, Seol Young-woo, and Lee Chang-geun will start.
On the bench, Cho Hyun-woo, Anton, Grant, Hwang Jae-won, Lee Soon-min, Palosevic, Jerso, Hayes, Sejingya, and Zeca are waiting in the wings. Timo has been left out of the squad after testing positive for the coronavirus self-test kit.
For Atletico, Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann, Tomas Lerma, Rodrigo DePaul, Koke, Samuel Linnu, Mario Hermoso, Axel Witsel, Stefan Savic, Cesar Aspilicueta and Ivo Gribiche will take the field first.