Korea allowed an early run.
The Korean national under-20 football team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, played against China in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup held at the JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at 7:00 pm (Korea time) on the 12th will be played
Korea used a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kang Sung-jin, Seong Jin-young, Bae Jun-ho, Kim Yong-hak, Kang Sang-yoon, Lee Seung-won, Bae Seo-joon, Hwang In-taek, Choi Seok-hyun, and Park Chang-woo came out as beginners. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Kim Jun-hong.
China sent Asger, Xu Min, Bao Shengxin, Zhang Yixuan, Liu Haopan, and Xiang Longjun as starters.
The start of the game was tight. Korea took the initiative and China pressed, but the attack was not sharp near the box. Korea tried to attack China’s defense by using Kang Seong-jin, Bae Jun-ho, and Kim Yong-hak. However, it was difficult to keep up the flow with frequent scenes of China breaking away attacks with rough fouls. In the 21st minute of the first half, Hwang In-taek’s header came from a corner kick, but Korea had to swallow regret as it missed.
The Korean offensive continued. In the 25th minute of the first half, Kang Seong-jin cut the ball sharply with his left foot from a long distance, but it headed straight for the goalkeeper. After that, the Korean offensive continued. As at the beginning of the first half, China blocked Korea with rough foul. Korea used a new card early due to injury. In the 38th minute of the first half, Lee Seung-won was removed and Moon Seung-min came in to replace him.
Korea hit the ground running. In the 39th minute of the first half, Bae Jun-ho sent a sharp cross from the side after breaking through, and Seong Jin-young, who was rushing through, connected with a shot, but the goalkeeper saved. The first half ended 0-0.
Korea allowed an early run. In the second minute of the second half, Lee Min-kari’s shot after breaking through the flank went straight into the goal.