“Even top-notch European Kim Min-jae finished the game”… Japanese media praised Malaysia’s MF

Local media in Japan praised Malaysian striker Faisal Halim.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, had a 3-3 draw with Malaysia in its third Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup held at Al-Zanub Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday (Korea time). As a result, Korea advanced to the round of 16 by ranking second in the group (five points) with one win and two draws.마카오토토도메인

A match that was expected to be dominated by Korea. In the 21st minute of the first half, Jung Woo-young scored the first goal to take the lead in a corner kick situation. However, he rarely created a threatening opportunity and finished the first half with a 1-0 lead.

The frustrating trend that has continued from the first half eventually led to a run from the beginning of the second half. In the 6th minute of the second half, Hwang In-beom lost his ownership, and only the child who received it fired a shot. Ayman’s shot came out after hitting Kim Min-jae, but Halim pushed it in to balance the game.

With the loss, the mood completely shifted towards Malaysia. In the 13th minute of the second half, a penalty kick (PK) was declared due to a foul by Seol Young-woo, and Ayman finished it and succeeded in turning the tables. Korea, in a hurry, then deployed a large number of offensive resources such as Hwang Hee-chan, Hong Hyun-suk and Oh Hyun-kyu to seek a come-from-behind victory. Then, in the 38th minute of the second half and in the extra time, Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min scored, and succeeded in coming-from-behind victory.

The game seemed to end like this. Malaysia showed its tenacity at the end of the game. In the 15th minute of extra time in the second half, Malaysia’s dramatic equalizer broke out and the game ended in a 3-3 draw.

Japan’s local media paid attention to Halim, who scored a come-from-behind goal. “What attracts attention the most in this match is Halim’s goal,” Japan’s Soccer Digest Web site said. He made further strides by sliding Kim Min-jae, who came close with skillful control. Kim Min-jae and Cho Hyun-woo, who regained their positions, rushed in, quickly turned around, and scored the goal by swinging their right foot compactly at a timing that was beyond the expectations of the opponent. It was a splendid finish for Kim Min-jae, who is famous in Europe as well.”

“When DAZN, which broadcasts the game, revealed the scoring scene, the following voices were raised: ‘Awesome!’, ‘I’ve never seen such a goal before,’ and ‘This is the best goal of the tournament!’ Malaysia, which was evaluated as inferior to the latter, continued to display persistent desire to win against the favorite until the very end. The three points that were persistently taken away will lead to their future performance,” he added.

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