The Korean team, ranked 28th in the world, closed the series of friendly matches with a victory over Cameroon. Star Son Heung-min continued to have an impressive performance with the second consecutive match scoring.
In the match against Cameroon at the Seoul World Cup, coach Paulo Bento placed Son Heung-min in attack with Hwang Hee-chan. In the first 5 minutes of the match, Korea continuously hit the ball on the right wing, with two headers from Hee-chan and Woo-yeong but could not beat goalkeeper Andre Onana.
The kimchi team continued to create an offensive position, but it was difficult to reach the forbidden zone of the 38th-ranked opponent in the world. It wasn’t until the 35th minute that the home team’s efforts paid off.
On the left wing with Hee-chan’s pass, Kim Jin-su shot a wide shot into the near corner of the goal but was pushed by goalkeeper Onana. However, the ball went to Son’s position. The 30-year-old striker took the opportunity to jump up and open the scoring.
In the last minutes of the first half, Cameroon almost got an equalizer. In the 43rd minute, Bryan Mbeumo hit the Korean defender’s leg, causing the ball to change direction and hit the bar.
The offensive game was still deployed by Korea in the second half. However, the home team hardly created any dangerous opportunities. Coach Bento started to make adjustments from the 61st minute when he launched Na Sang-sho, Hwang Ui-jo and Jung Woo-young on the field. However, South Korea still attacked the stalemate.
It was not until the 87th minute that Son had another chance to finish, with a direct free kick. However, the Tottenham striker could not reproduce the same goal as the match against Costa Rica on September 23. Son’s kick went higher than the goal and the match ended with a 1-0 victory for Korea.
Graphics: Minh Phuc
Duy Minh – Zing.vn | 20:44 September 27, 2022