Hwang Seon-hong-ho scored multiple goals for the first time in a long time and headed to the Asian Cup finals. At the end of the second half, Jeon Byeong-gwan (Daejeon) and Oh Jae-hyuk (Jeonbuk) scored consecutive goals. However, considering that the opponent was Myanmar, the ‘weakest’, and that the attack development was frustrating that day as well, the aftertaste was not refreshing.

The Korean Olympic soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, defeated Myanmar by 3 in the third match of Group B of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers, which also served as the first qualifier for the Paris Olympics, held at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongsangnam-do on the 12th. Defeated with -0.

With this, Korea finished first in the group and confirmed its advancement to the finals of the competition. Following a 1-0 win against Kyrgyzstan, Korea recorded two consecutive wins and recorded 6 points. Because Qatar is the host country of the Asian Cup, the 0-2 loss to Qatar in the first game was not reflected in the performance.

Hwang Seon-hong started with a 4-3-3 formation. Uhm Uhm-seong (Gwangju) – Kim Shin-jin (FC Seoul) – Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota), Lee Hyun-joo (Behenwiesbaden) – Kwon Hyuk-gyu (Celtic) – Baek Sang-hoon (FC Seoul), Lee Tae-seok (FC Seoul) – Seo Myung-kwan (Bucheon) – Jo Wi-je (Busan) ) – Park Chang-woo (Jeonbuk) and Shin Song-hoon (Gimcheon) started as starters.

Korea took the lead just 4 minutes into the game. Lee Tae-seok broke through on the left side by exchanging one-two passes with Um Ji-seong and then crossed to the center. Baek Sang-hoon made a good turn with his head and scored the first goal.

Korea continued to use side crosses to knock on Myanmar’s goal. In the 8th minute of the first half, Uhm Seong headed a cross from Park Chang-woo, and in the 18th minute, Kim Shin-jin headed a cross from Sang-bin Jeong right in front of the goal. However, both shots missed the goal. 

Additional goals were rarely scored. Korea overwhelmed Myanmar and pushed them forward, but it was slightly short of opening the goal. Baek Sang-hoon’s mid-range shot in the 34th minute of the first half was blocked by the goalkeeper, and Um Ji-seong’s calm left-footed shot from a counterattack opportunity in the 39th minute of the first half narrowly missed the side of the goal.

The somewhat frustrating trend continued in the second half. Korea continued to focus on flank attacks using Jeong Sang-bin and Uhm Uhm-seong, but could not easily break through Myanmar’s dense defense. In the 6th minute of the second half, Uhm Seong’s right-footed kick attempted from the left side narrowly missed the goal.먹튀검증

Myanmar gradually began to attack. Myanmar recorded the first shot of the game with a long-range shot in a counterattack opportunity in the 10th minute of the second half, and also had a threatening opportunity from a free kick in the 11th minute of the second half. If it had not been a miss at the end, it would have been a situation that would have resulted in a loss.

Director Hwang Seon-hong brought out a large number of replacement cards. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Uhm Ji-seong and Kim Shin-jin were removed and Oh Jae-hyuk and Hong Yun-sang were added, and in the 35th minute of the second half, Jeon Byeong-gwan was brought in to replace Lee Hyeon-ju. 

Finally, the long-awaited additional goal was scored. In the 40th minute of the second half, Jeong Sang-bin made a good turn on the left side of the box, broke through, and fired a low, quick cross to the center. Jeon Byeong-gwan fell and finished the shot accurately, cutting into the net.

Even the key goal came out. In extra time in the second half, Hong Yun-sang crossed from the left, and Heo Yul cleverly tipped the ball back. Oh Jae-hyuk calmly caught this and then connected with a left-footed shot to score the third goal. The game ended with Korea winning 3-0.