Hwang Sun-hong took the lead in the early hours with back-to-back goals from Baek Seung-ho and Jung Woo-young. However, the team crumbled under the pressure and conceded their first goal of the tournament.
The South Korean Asian Games football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, faces Kyrgyzstan in the Round of 16 men’s football match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
South Korea lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. Jung Woo-young, Park Jae-yong, and Uhm Won-sang formed the back three. Jung Ho-yeon, Baek Seung-ho, and Lee Kang-in were in the middle. The back four consisted of Seol Young-woo, Park Jin-seop, Kim Tae-hyun, and Hwang Jae-won. Lee Kwang-yeon was in goal. The reserves included Choi Jun, Lee Jae-ik, Hong Hyun-seok, Cho Young-wook, Min Sung-joon, Ko Young-joon, Lee Han-beom, Song Min-gyu, Ahn Jae-joon, Kim Jung-hoon, and Park Kyu-hyun.
Kyrgyzstan lined up in a 5-3-2 formation. Aligulov and Ilyichbek partnered up top. The midfield consisted of Abilov, Mezitov, and Kanibekov. The backline was Bekverdinov, Baktybekov, Kumarbai, Akhilbekov, and Nurlan. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Priadkin. On the bench were Nusupov, Nurlanbekov, Nasirov, Nurmat, Bekverdinov, Kerezbekov, Sarsenbekov, and Toktosunov.
Kyrgyzstan took the first shot. In the sixth minute, Seol Young-woo went down after a contest with Aligulov, but the whistle was not blown. He reached the box and took a shot, but it went wide. South Korea fought back. In the eighth minute, Jung Woo-young capitalized on a smart pass from Lee Kang-in to break through. He got to the danger area, but his shot went wide right.
Nothing happened. South Korea quickly broke the balance. After Lee Kang-in’s shot in the ninth minute, South Korea continued to attack. Seol Young-woo was brought down in the process of breaking through after exchanging one-two passes. The referee showed Kumarbhai a yellow card and called for a penalty kick (PK). Baek Seung-ho took the kick and scored the first goal with an accurate shot to the bottom right corner.
The gap widened quickly. In the 12th minute of the first half, South Korea won the ball with forward pressure and launched a counterattack. A cross from Uhm Won-sang was headed into the box. Jung Woo-young took the no-mark opportunity and headed it in for the second goal. Jung celebrated with her fourth goal of the tournament.
South Korea took the reins. In the 25th minute, Park Jae-yong saved a long ball with calm trapping after a line break. He crossed it into the center of the box, but it was blocked by the Kyrgyz defense. On the ensuing possession, Lee Kang-in won a corner, but a foul in the box negated the chance. 레모나토토
Kyrgyzstan fought back. In the 28th minute, Baek Seung-ho gave the ball away under pressure. Aligulov broke through and finished off a one-on-one opportunity for the equalizer.
South Korea had a goal ruled out for offside. In the 32nd minute, Lee Kang-in played the ball into the penalty box with a sharp left foot. Jung Woo-young broke down the defense and collected the long ball. The one-on-one rattled the net, but the referee called for offside. In the 45th minute, Lee Kang-in crossed and Jung Woo-young headed the ball, but it was blocked in front of the keeper. The rest of the half was scoreless. The first half ended with South Korea leading 2-1.