South Korea, bidding for a third consecutive Asian Games gold medal, opened its men’s soccer group stage campaign at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games with an emphatic 9-0 victory.
Hwang Sun-hong’s side cruised to a 9-0 victory over Kuwait in their men’s football Group E match at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on Monday.
Korea opened the scoring with an early goal from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) in the third minute of the first half and went on to score four goals in the first half and five in the second.
Jung scored a goal in the 45th minute and another in the third minute of the second half to complete his hat trick in the match.
Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon) also scored in the 19th and 29th minutes, while Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) added a goal in the 44th minute, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan) 바카라사이트 in the 7th minute, Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk) in the 35th minute, and Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon) in stoppage time to make light work of Kuwait, which has been dubbed the ‘stomach bug of the Middle East’.
With the win, South Korea will play their second group game against Thailand on Nov. 21.
Hwang Sun-hong deployed Cho Young-wook and Ko Young-joon (Pohang) up front, with Jung Woo-young and Uhm Won-sang on the wings.
Jung Ho-yeon (Gwangju) and captain Baek Seung-ho lined up in the midfield, while Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), Lee Han-beom (Meatwillan), and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu) formed the back four. Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon) was the starting goalkeeper.
Korea opened the scoring in the third minute of the first half when Jung Woo-young calmly struck the deflected ball with his right foot.
In the 19th minute, after Uhm Won-sang’s shot hit the post, Cho Young-wook connected with a powerful right-footed mid-range shot.
Just when it looked like the first half would end at 2-0, Baek Seung-ho and Jung Woo-young scored back-to-back goals in the 44th and 45th minutes to make it 4-0.
Baek Seung-ho made it 3-0 with a cannonball right-footed shot from a free kick on the left side of the penalty area.
The opposing goalkeeper read the direction and jumped, but the ball pierced the top left corner of the goal.
Unleashed, Kuwait immediately lost the ball to the Korean defense on the ensuing attack, and Jung Woo-young added another goal on the counterattack to make it 4-0 at halftime.
Four goals in the first half was plenty, but Korea poured in five more in the second half.
Three minutes into the second half, Cho Young-wook’s shot was saved by the opposing goalkeeper and Jung Woo-young pounced to complete his hat trick, and seven minutes into the second half, Uhm Won-sang made it 6-0 with a left-footed shot.
Foreseeing defeat, coach Hwang Sun-hong took off Go Young-joon, Uhm Won-sang and Hwang Jae-won in the 10th minute and introduced Park Jae-yong, Ahn Jae-joon and Choi Joon (Busan), and in the 22nd minute, he sent off Hong Hyun-seok (Hent) in place of Jung Woo-young. 슬롯사이트