Korea lost by decision to Jordan while Cho Gyu-seong (25, Midtjylland) missed goal chances one after another.
The absence of Hwang Hee-chan (28, Wolverhampton), who showed off his team’s outstanding sense of goal, was inevitably regrettable.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew a shocking 2-2 against Jordan in the second match of Group E of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup held at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 20th (Korean time). . 바카라사이트닷컴
As a result of this day, Korea (23rd in FIFA rankings) remained in second place in the group with 4 points (1 win, 1 draw, +2 goals and losses).
If they won, they could have confirmed their advance to the round of 16 early. However, as they were unable to catch Jordan (87th),
they must look at the results of the third game against Malaysia, the bottom of the group, which is confirmed to be eliminated, on the 25th.
Jordan, like Korea, recorded 4 points (goal difference +4) and maintained first place ahead of goal difference. Jordan faces Bahrain in the third match.
Korea had a good start. In the 4th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min penetrated into the box and was tripped by the opponent’s defense. The referee declared a penalty kick.
Son Heung-min took the lead as the kicker and scored the first goal with a Panenka kick in the center of the pitch.
However, after that, Korea began to falter. In the 38th minute of the first half,
Park Yong-woo’s header own goal allowed the score to be tied, and then they gave up a comeback goal to Yazan Alnaimat just before the end of the first half.
Korea reorganized itself after halftime and began hunting for the equalizer.
However, I only swallowed my regret due to the lack of decision-making power. The color of defeat deepened.
Still, we barely avoided defeat. In the extra time of the second half, Hwang In-beom’s shot resulted in an own goal, giving Korea a hard-fought victory.
The ‘silence’ of Cho Gyu-seong, who was selected as a front-line attack resource on this day, is considered an unfortunate part for Korea.
Just like in the first game, he had many ‘big chances’, but there was no news of a goal. In particular, Cho Gyu-seong showed an ‘absence of goal scoring ability’ that surprised everyone in the 19th minute of the second half.
Although offside was called, Cho Kyu-seong fired a shot to finish the game with the goalkeeper emptying the net. But the ball split the air. It became a so-called ‘home run’ shot.
This was a game in which the vacancy of Hwang Hee-chan, who was unable to play that day due to injury, was greatly felt.
He mainly plays on the side, but has recently shown off his sense of scoring in the front line with his fast speed and aggressive breakthrough for his team.
Hwang Hee-chan scored 10 goals in 20 games in the English Premier League (EPL) this season just before being selected for the Asian Cup. As of the 21st, he is tied for 6th place in league scoring.
He missed both the first and second matches of the Asian Cup due to a hip injury.
It is reported that he is in the final stages of recovery from injury, enough to participate in his team’s training ahead of the match against Jordan.
It is predicted that we will be able to see Hwang Hee-chan play as early as the upcoming third game against Malaysia.
At the same time, expectations are growing that Korea’s lack of goal-scoring ability will be resolved.
Hwang Hee-chan overcame an injury and scored a delightful goal during the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
He led Korea to the round of 16 of the World Cup by scoring a comeback goal in extra time in the second half of the third group match against Portugal (2-1 win).