‘Heung-Min Son’s theater goal’ Korea wins 2-1 over Syria… Group A leap forward

Bentuho, who is challenging the finals of the World Cup for the 10th time in a row, got off to a good start by winning the first round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian final ‘Two consecutive games in Hell’ against Syria.

The Korean national football team, led by coach Paulo Bento, played at the home match between Syria and Syria in the group A group 3 match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian region final held at the Was Stadium in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, at 8 pm on the 7th. Hwang In-beom (Rubin Kazan) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) scored a 2-1 victory.

South Korea, which captured Syria, will play the fourth game against Iran, the strongest in the Middle East, at 10:30 pm on the 12th at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran.

South Korea, which recorded 1 win and 1 draw with Iraq (0-0 draw) and Lebanon (1-0 win) in September last year, defeated Syria and went undefeated in 3 matches (2 wins, 1 draw and 7 points), including 2 wins in a row. ) ahead of the match against Iran (6 points) and climbed to the top of the group.

Against Syria, they continued their lead with 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. After the 0-1 defeat in the Asian Cup on December 7, 1984, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) is undefeated in 7 consecutive matches (4 wins, 3 draws).

Syria, on the other hand, recorded a draw in three consecutive matches (one draw and two losses) in the final qualifiers.

In the final qualifier, Korea (FIFA Ranking 36th) will compete in Group A with Iran (22nd), UAE (69th), Iraq (72th), Syria (81st) and Lebanon (97th). Among the 12 teams in Groups A and B, the top 1st and 2nd place teams go directly to the finals, and the 3rd place teams in each group play playoffs, and then the main characters are selected through playoffs by continent.

Korea established Hwang Ui-jo (Bordeaux) at the forefront and used Son Heung-min as a sluggish striker. On the left and right, Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) and Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk) supported the attack.

In midfield, Hwang In-beom and Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd) coordinated the match.

Hong Chul (Ulsan), Kim Young-kwon (Gamba Osaka), Kim Min-jae (Fenerbahce), and Lee Yong (Jeonbuk) were in charge of the back defense, and Kim Seung-gyu (Kashiwa Reysol) wore goalkeeper gloves.

As expected, Korea, the home team, dominated the game based on their high occupancy. In particular, the sides of Song Min-gyu and Hwang Hee-chan, who are the left and right wings, were lively.

In the 10th minute of the first half, Song Min-gyu changed direction to header in the corner kick chance, but it was disappointing by hitting the crossbar.

Syrian counterattacks were also a threat. In the 17th minute of the first half, Omar Alsoma attempted a sharp left-footed shot, and goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu blew it away and overcame the crisis.

The Korean attack continued. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min headered the ball through Song Min-gyu and Hwang Hee-chan’s no-mark shooting chance, but his right-footed shot went over the crossbar. Two minutes later, Hwang In-beom’s right-footed shot went to the side of the goal.

In the 34th minute of the first half, Lee Yong, who had joined the attack, was cautioned for blocking the Syrian counterattack with a tackle.

Korea missed a decisive opportunity in the 40th minute of the first half. This time, Song Min-kyu dropped the ball to his head, and Hwang Hee-chan trapped it inside the opponent’s penalty box and then shot it with his right foot, but it went over the crossbar again.

Also, in the 42nd minute of the first half, Hwang Ui-jo had a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper, but missed the scoring opportunity as the ball touch was prolonged. In extra time in the first half, Hwang Hee-chan’s shot with the goalkeeper in front went over the crossbar.

Korea, which finished the first half without a goal due to lack of determination, shook the opponent’s goal net in the second minute of the second half.

Hwang In-beom’s left-footed shot cut through the opposite corner of the goal after beating the opponent with his individual skill outside the penalty box.

Korea, who took the lead, changed Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) instead of Song Min-kyu in the 10th minute of the second half. Also, in the 23rd minute of the second half, Hwang Ui-jo was called in and Lee Dong-jun (Ulsan) was put in, and Son Heung-min was placed forward as a forward striker.

After changing his position to one-top, Son Heung-Min got a chance to score in a row. However, it was blocked every time by the opposing goalkeeper’s saves. A right-footed shot hit in the 30th minute of the second half was also saved by the Syrian goalkeeper.

South Korea, who failed to score an additional goal, was hit by Syria. In the 38th minute of the second half, Syrian striker Omar Harbin caught the ball from the cross and scored with a right-footed volley to equalize.

It was Heung-Min Son who saved Korea from crisis. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Son Heung-min, who was standing in front of the door, scored a dramatic winning goal with a calm left-footed shot.

Son Heung-min, who had a goal with a penalty kick in the second qualifying match against Lebanon in June, scored his first match A field goal in two years after the match against Sri Lanka (8-0 win) on October 10, 2019.

Korea Rep. held the lead for the rest of the time and finished the game with a 2-1 victory.

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