Equalizer heading into extra time
The 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup quarterfinals match between Korea and Australia held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 2nd (local time). Hwang Hee-chan of the national team is successfully taking a penalty kick.
Klinsmann Ho won the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup against Australia with a dramatic equalizer from Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), finishing the first 90 minutes 1-1 and going into overtime. I went in.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, finished the 90-minute game with a penalty kick goal by Hwang Hee-chan in added time in the second half to make it 1-1 against Australia in the quarterfinals held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 3rd (Korean time).
It has been nine years since Korea and Australia met in the Asian Cup finals in 2015.
At that time, Australia won 2-1 in overtime and won its first ever championship.
Equalizer scored again in extra time of the second half
Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who shed tears after losing the final nine years ago, started for five consecutive games in this tournament.
He played the role of a shadow striker under striker Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland).
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) started for the first time in the competition and played as a left attacker, while Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) took charge of the right attack.
Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) and Park Yong-woo (Al-Ain) formed the midfield.
The four-back defensive line, from the left, consisted of Seol Young-woo, Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan), Kim Min-jae (Munich), and Kim Tae-hwan (Jeonbuk), with Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan) wearing goalkeeper gloves.
Korea, which was ahead in terms of individual skills, took the lead in possession and led the game.
However, it had difficulty entering Australia’s danger zone and could hardly create a threatening scene.
While the game was somewhat boring, Australia recorded the first shot of both teams.
In the 17th minute of the first half, Connor Mattcalf’s mid-range shot from the right side of the penalty arc missed slightly to the right of the goal.
Two minutes later, Australia missed a crucial scoring opportunity.
When Cho Hyun-woo blocked Goodwin’s shot from the left side of the goal area, Matt Calf, who was rushing toward the goal, missed with a shot toward the empty goal.
In the 31st minute of the first half, Korea’s Hwang Hee-chan hit Seol Young-woo’s cutback with a shot that hit the net, but Seol Young-woo was found to be in an offside position.
Korea, which was losing ground as time went by, ended up conceding a goal in the 42nd minute of the first half.
Australia scored when Goodwin volleyed a cross from the right by Nathaniel Atkinson.
Korea, which was hardly able to create a threatening scene in the second half, barely escaped defeat when Son Heung-min broke through to the left of the goal in the 49th minute of the second half and received a penalty kick from Lewis Miller.
Hwang Hee-chan, who took the kicker, shot to the left of the goal, sending the game into overtime.
Korea is playing the quarterfinals at a physical disadvantage.
In the round of 16 against Saudi Arabia, Korea was unable to decide the winner for 120 minutes until overtime, and advanced to the quarterfinals after a penalty shootout.
Australia played the round of 16 two days before Korea and finished the game within 90 minutes. 고스톱