Jung Woo-young’s multi-goal performance gives South Korea a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan…and a place in the final against Japan

Jung Woo-young’s multi-goal performance gives South Korea a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan…and a place in the final against Japan

Korea is one step away from a third consecutive gold medal.

The South Korean U-24 national football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in the men’s football quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET.

Lee Kwang-yeon – Hwang Jae-won, Park Jin-seop, Lee Han-beom, Seol Young-woo – Hong Hyun-seok, Baek Seung-ho, Jung Woo-young, Lee Kang-in, Uhm Won-sang – Cho Young-wook

South Korea opened the scoring in the fourth minute with an unorthodox set piece tactic. Lee Kang-in started the free kick with a short pass, and Uhm Won-sang, who drove into the back, received the through ball and slotted the ball into the box, where Jung Woo-young scored.

Uzbekistan played a tough defense. Forward players trying to break through were often tackled.

In the 25th minute, Korea conceded the equalizer from a free kick. A foul in the box led to a free kick, and the shot bounced off the defense and into the goal.

South Korea took control of the game after the goal and regained the lead in the 38th minute when Jung Woo-young scored his first of many goals. Baek Seung-ho spilled a ball that Lee Han-beom contested in the box, and Jung Woo-young rushed into the box and slotted the ball home. Korea went into halftime with a 2-1 lead.

In the second half, the rough fouls increased as Uzbekistan started to fight back. The referee’s cards didn’t come easily, even for blatant tackles. 스포츠토토

Korea took off Jung Woo-young and Lee Kang-in in the 14th minute of the second half and introduced Jung Ho-yeon and Song Min-gyu.

In the 17th minute, Uhm Won-sang received a hard back tackle from Yuldashev, but there was no sending off. Uhm Won-sang complained of extreme pain. Ahn Jae-joon was substituted in the 21st minute of the second half.

In the 27th minute, South Korea gained a numerical advantage. Cho Young-wook was tripped by Buriev in the box. Buriyev, who had received one booking earlier, was sent off.

At 11-10, the game was heavily in South Korea’s favor. South Korea had several chances to add to their lead, but their shots were off target. South Korea brought on Park Jae-yong and Ko Young-joon in the 41st minute to increase their forward pressure.

With no further goals, South Korea held on for a 2-1 victory. South Korea, looking for their third straight title, will meet Japan in the final.


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