Kim Eun-joong, 2 consecutive victories in the U-20 Asian Cup… Quarterfinals, Part 9 Ridge

Korean football, which is aiming for the top spot in the U20 Asian Cup for the first time in 11 years, has won two consecutive victories and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

The Korean U20 soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, scored consecutive goals from Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon) and Kang Seong-jin (Seoul) in the 2023 U20 Asian Cup Group C second match against Jordan held at the JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 5th. won by 0. After beating Oman 4-0 in the first match, Korea Rep. accumulated 6 points to secure first place in the group. Jordan and Tajikistan, who had 1 win and 1 loss (3 points), ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively according to the difference in goal difference. Oman is 4th with 2 losses (0 points).

In this tournament, where 16 countries participate and are divided into 4 groups of 4 countries, the top 2 teams in each group will win the tournament in the quarterfinals. If you reach the top 4, you can participate in the FIFA U20 World Cup to be held in Indonesia in May. Korea will play its final match against Tajikistan on the 8th. 안전놀이터

Kim Eun-joong-ho, who changed 7 players in the starting match against Oman, struggled a little with several uneasy appearances in the defense in the first half, probably because of the wide range of member replacements. Several shots also missed Jordan’s goal.

At the start of the second half, manager Kim Eun-joong put Bae Seo-joon (Daejeon) and Kang Sang-yoon (Jeonbuk) in place of Lee Joon-jae (Gyeongnam) and Kim Hee-seung (Daegu). Six minutes later, Seong Jin-yeong (Korea University) replaced Lee Yeong-jun (Gimcheon) and renewed the atmosphere.

The long-awaited opening goal came in the 20th minute of the second half. Jordan’s goalkeeper emptied the goal and kicked the ball, which was deflected by the defense, and Bae Jun-ho, who won the ball, pierced the empty goal post with a right-footed shot. Six minutes later, Kang Seong-jin, who rushed in from near the half-line, beat the opponent’s defense one after another and fired a left-footed shot from the penalty arc to cut the net.

In this competition, Korea has the record of winning 12 times, but failed to win the 2012 United Arab Emirates (UAE) competition last time. Since then, the runner-up in the 2018 Indonesia tournament is the best result.

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