In last season’s K-League 1, Incheon ranked fourth with 54 points, following Ulsan Hyundai (76 points), Jeonbuk Hyundai (73 points)메이저놀이터, and Pohang Steelers (60 points). And as second place Jeonbuk won the FA Cup, they secured the right to advance to the ACL playoffs. It is the first time since the foundation of Incheon to advance to the ACL.
There is one game left before the finals. There has never been a case in which K-League teams have been eliminated in the ACL playoffs. Incheon also needs to continue its history.
Hai Phong border 1 ranking is definitely Mamute. On the 15th, Haiphong held an ACL qualifier against Hong Kong Rangers (Hong Kong). And after extra time, they won 4-1 and met Incheon. In the process, Mamute played a big role, scoring multiple goals.
In the 41st minute of the second half when the score was 0-1, Mamute stumbled in the penalty box and made a penalty kick (PK). He took the kick himself, but the goalkeeper blocked it, and a teammate pushed the second ball. Although the loss was ‘in the cage’, the credit was great in that it was saved from elimination.
Mamute shook the net twice with an extension. In the 3rd minute of the second half of extra time, Nguyen Tuan An crossed from the right and Mamute headed in front of the goal. The ball hit the goalkeeper and was sucked into the goal. And in the 11th minute of the second half of extra time, Joseph Mpande, who received a through pass from Nguyen Cong Phuong, raised it from outside the penalty box. Mamute broke the net with a header shot from a no-mark chance.
Performance was also quite impressive. He overwhelmed the Hong Kong Rangers defense with monstrous physicality. He was not pushed back in the competition at all, and he induced foul play well. In addition, he had speed and his bold forward dribble was threatening. He is active in shooting attempts, and his advantage is a header in the penalty box, so the Incheon defense team needs to be careful.
Mamute was a promising prospect from the Brazil U-20 national team. His first team was Gremiu, one of the prestigious Brazilian clubs. Since then he has been renting out to several places. Botafogo (Brazil, 1 goal in 19 matches), Panathinaikos (Greece, scoreless in 8 matches), Nauchico (Brazil, scoreless in 11 matches), Aktobe (Kazakhstan, 3 goals in 16 matches), Juventus (Brazil, 13 matches) 1 goal in the match).
Mamute then moved to the Asian stage in 2020. He moved to SC Sagamihara, Japan and produced 5 goals in 22 matches in the J3 League and 4 goals and 1 assist in 32 matches in the J2 League. After playing for two seasons like that, his contract ended and he returned to Brazil and played for Azurriz and Brasilienci. In particular, in Brazillienci (Serie D), he continued to score well with 10 goals in 19 matches this year. Based on his performance, he joined Haiphong this summer.