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‘Captain’ Son Heung-min, ‘Rookie’ Lee Kang-in look to continue ‘goal storm’ into weekend

South Korean national soccer team captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and newcomer Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain-PSG) will look to continue their goal-scoring ways this weekend.

Son Heung-min’s Tottenham Hotspur will host Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in England on Aug. 28 (4 a.m. ET) in the 10th round of the 2023-2024 English Professional Soccer Premier League (EPL).

Unbeaten in nine matches (7 wins, 2 draws) since the start of the season, Tottenham is at the top of the league table with 23 points.

The team lost its signature striker Harry Kane to Bayern Munich (Germany) ahead of the season, but Son Heung-min has stepped up to the plate with the captain’s armband.

After becoming the first Asian player to lead the EPL in goals (23) in the 2021-2022 season, Heung-min is back to his goal-scoring best this season.

He has seven goals and one assist in nine games. He was on fire in Tottenham’s 2-0 home win over Fulham in Round 9, scoring the opening goal and setting up James Maddison’s second.

His opponents, Palace, are 11th in the league (12 points) and have been up and down defensively this season. They conceded four goals in their last game against Newcastle United.

Another positive for Tottenham is that Son Heung-min is a Palace killer. He has scored seven goals against Palace since joining Spurs in 2015.

He also scored a brace in the first meeting between the two sides last season in a 4-0 win.

Lee, who won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, scored his debut goal for Klinsmann’s A side in October.

Lee’s club, PSG, will host Brest on Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. in the 10th round of the French Ligue 1.

PSG is currently third in the league with 18 points, two points behind leader AS Monaco (20 points).

Lee came on as a second-half substitute against AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League group stage on Sept. 26 and scored his first goal for PSG and his first Champions League goal. 안전놀이터

Lee has continued his upward trend since returning to the club after scoring three goals and adding an assist in two October friendlies against Tunisia and Vietnam.

Their opponents, Brest, are fifth in the league (15 points).

With PSG’s objective strength in depth and the recent goal tastes of Kylian Mbappe, Gonzalo Higuain, and Randall Kolo Moani, it’s easy to see a comfortable win.

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