Kuwait, who lost 0-9 to Hwang Sun-hong in their first men’s soccer match at the Hangzhou Asian Games, drew with Bahrain in their second match. As a result, Hwang will only need to beat his second opponent, Thailand, to clinch a spot in the Round of 16 after two games. Kuwait drew 1-1 with Bahrain in the second leg of their Group E match at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on Wednesday afternoon, thanks to Salman Muhammad’s dramatic free kick in the 29th minute .It was a hard-fought point for Kuwait (1-1), who had conceded nine goals to Hwang Sun-hong’s side in their previous 19 matches. Meanwhile, Bahrain (2-0-2), who missed out on victory in their previous match against Thailand after conceding a late goal in stoppage time, were unable to defend their lead in this one and settled for a draw. This means that if Hwang Sun-Hong wins the next match against Thailand, he will have six points and a goal difference of four points with Bahrain. In this case, even if Hwang loses and Bahrain wins in the final Group E match, the standings of the two teams will not change. The winner of Group E would advance to the round of 16 and face the runner-up in Group F, which includes North Korea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and Chinese Taipei. This would put Hwang on a different path than his predecessor, Kim Hak-Bum, who reached the round of 16 after finishing second in his group at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Despite a dominant 6-0 win over Bahrain in the first round, Hwang’s shock loss to Malaysia in the second round (1-2) led to a quarterfinal encounter with powerhouse Uzbekistan, which he narrowly won 4-3 in overtime to reach the quarterfinals. After a 0-0 first half, the balance was broken in the seventh minute when Bahrain’s Hassan Ali rattled the net with a surprise strike from the right flank of the penalty area. With the game seemingly in hand, Bahrain conceded in the 29th minute through Kuwait’s Muhammad .From the back of the penalty area, Muhammad struck a free-kick into the bottom corner of the net to pull Kuwait back from the brink of defeat .In the closing stages of the game, as the tie grew more likely, impatient Bahraini players began to engage in rough and tumble behavior, resulting in a fierce group fight between players from both teams. There were shouting matches on the bench, on the field, and in second-half stoppage time, when Kuwait’s Faisal Alsahati tugged on his jersey, an angry Panair Almesaeid struck Alsahati in the 바카라사이트 back of the head with an elbow and was sent off.