South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 3-3 with Malaysia in the third Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at Alwakra Al-Zanub Stadium in Qatar at 8:30 p.m. on the 25th (Korea time).
As a result, South Korea advanced to the round of 16 as the second-ranked team in Group E with one win, two draws and five points.
South Korea, which proudly shouted “the best power ever” and aimed for the top spot in Asia for the first time in 64 years, played a rough game against Malaysia, which has a difference of more than 100 spots in the FIFA rankings.라바카지노주소
Coach Klinsmann again stepped up in a 4-4-2 formation. Cho Kyu-sung and Son Heung-min were at the forefront, while Jung Woo-young, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung and Lee Kang-in were at the center. Seol Young-woo, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Min-jae, and Kim Tae-hwan formed a four-back structure, and goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo defended the goal.
It is a lineup that changed two to three digits from the last game, but Korea has set up the starting lineup with the best of its ability. Although he has already confirmed the round of 16, Klinsmann tried to make up for the last game against Jordan (2-2 draw) and sought to advance to the round of 16 for the top spot in the group.
Korea’s frustrating performance has not improved again this time.
81% overwhelming ball possession and 18 shots (7 Malay) and 7 shots on target (4 Malay), but the result is a 3-3 draw.
It was a shameful performance, but Lee Kang-in’s free kick, which led to a score in the 38th minute of the second half, opened the eyes of fans watching the game with sleepy eyes.
Lee Kang-in was the troubleshooter when he was trailing 1-2. In the 37th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in, who played as a kicker from a long-distance free-kick chance, sent the ball sharply to the corner of the right goal and cut the net. A fantastic free-kick goal. The goalkeeper reached out, but it was not enough to completely block the strong ball.
French media “French Football Weekly” focused on the scene. “PSG striker Lee Kang-in continues to shine as a member of the Korean national team at the Asian Cup,” the media reported.
The media said, “Lee Kang-in, who scored multiple goals against Bahrain, played a decisive role again in the third match of the Asian Cup. Lee Kang-in, who assisted his first goal, scored with a free kick against Malaysia.”
“Lee Kang-in’s lovely kick was bent well, crossed the defensive wall, and surprised the opposing goalkeeper after hitting the crossbar. It is officially an own goal by a Malaysian goalkeeper,” he said.
Nevertheless, media outlets reported that “Korea ended up losing the top spot in the group with a score of 3-3. Son Heung-min and his players will face Saudi Arabia in the round of 16.”