’16 goals in 3 games’ advance to the round of 16 with amazing firepower…”It’s a game from now on
With a spot in the round of 16 already secured, our soccer team finished the group stage with a 3-0 victory over Bahrain. Lee Kang-in, who came back from a thigh injury, started the game and played alongside his teammates.안전놀이터
Lee Kang-in, who started against Bahrain just three days after joining the team, showed a light touch.
He kept the ball with his smooth dribbling even when the opposing defenders were concentrating on him, and he broke down Bahrain’s dense defense with his flickering passes.
His one-touch pass between four defenders in the 24th minute drew gasps.
Lee was subbed off in the 36th minute without much effort.
The first goal didn’t come until the 15th minute of the second half.
Jung Ho-yeon sent in a sharp cross that defender Lee Han-beom redirected with his head and stabbed into the corner of the net.
In the 29th minute, ‘Captain’ Baek Seung-ho drove home the wedge with a powerful mid-range shot just 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute, and with Ko Young-joon adding another goal in the 39th minute, the national team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bahrain.
With 16 goals in three games, they finished the group stage undefeated.
[Hwang Sun-hong/Men’s National Soccer Team Head Coach] Now that the qualifiers are over, we’re thinking that it’s the real thing from now on. We will prepare well and take it one step at a time].
With North Korea beating Indonesia to top Group F, a North-South showdown is only possible in the final, and the team will face Kyrgyzstan, who dramatically beat Chinese Taipei 4-1 to finish second in Group F, in the round of 16.
In perfect form, the team will begin the tournament here the day after tomorrow (the 27th).