It was a performance that reminded me of five years ago. The Asian Games national team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, scored a whopping 9 goals and won a landslide victory in the first game of the tournament.
The Korean Asian Games national team was aided by Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart)’s hat trick and Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon)’s multiple goals in the first match against Kuwait in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer group stage match against Kuwait held at the Jinhua Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in China on the 19th (Korean time). Won 9-0.
While national team ace Lee Kang-in skipped the first and second group stage games at the request of his team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and joined on the 21st, Hwang Seon-hong showed off his firepower by scoring a whopping 9 goals even without Lee Kang-in in the first game of the Asian Games against Kuwait. He raised expectations for a third consecutive victory in the Asian Games.
In the 2nd minute of the first half, Jung Woo-young scored the first goal with a right-footed volley, and in the 19th minute of the first half, when Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai)’s shot hit the goalpost, Cho Young-wook calmly fired a heavy mid-range shot with his right foot to complete the team’s second goal. . After successfully scoring a goal, Cho Young-wook, who is completing his military service in Gimcheon, showed a salute ceremony.
Then, in the 44th minute of the first half, Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) scored with a free kick, and a minute later, Jung Woo-young scored a multiple goal, and Hwang Seon-hong finished the first half with a 4-0 score. Although there was still time left in the second half, Kuwait lost control of the game to Korea as they were busy blocking Korea’s strong attack.
Although Korea was desperate for a chasing goal, it broke Kuwait’s will to chase by scoring five goals in the second half. In the 2nd minute of the second half, Jung Woo-young completed a hat trick, and 4 minutes later, Eom Won-sang, who received a pass from Cho Young-wook, also hit the net, increasing the score to 6 goals. In the 28th minute of the second half, Cho Young-wook scored multiple goals by hitting the net with a left-footed shot. Jaeyong Park (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who came on in the 9th minute of the second half, received a cross from Youngwoo Seol (Ulsan) in the 34th minute of the second half and succeeded in scoring, making the score 8-0.
Korea’s firepower did not stop. In the extra time of the second half, Ahn Jae-jun (Bucheon) received a pass from Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent) just before the end of the game and added one more goal, ending the game 9-0.
After winning 9-0 against Kuwait, Korea rose to first place in Group E, giving them the green light to advance to the round of 16. Bahrain and Thailand, who played before the Korea-Kuwait match, drew 1-1 in the first game and shared 1 point, putting Korea (3 points) at the top of Group E. Korea is scheduled to play the second match of Group E against Thailand at 8:30 pm on the 21st.
As Korea, aiming for its third consecutive Asian Games title, showed off its overwhelming firepower by scoring 9 goals in the first game of the tournament, domestic soccer fans have already raised their expectations for a gold medal. In particular, the situation was similar to the situation when they won the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang held five years ago, which made fans excited.
The Republic of Korea U-23 national soccer team, led by coach Kim Hak-beom at the time, won the gold medal by defeating rival Japan 2-1 in the final of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. At this time, Kim Hak-beom also got off to a good start by winning 6-0 in the first game of the group stage against Bahrain.
메이저사이트While Jung Woo-young scored a hat trick in the first group match of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) scored three goals in the match against Bahrain five years ago. Hwang Ui-jo, who was playing for Gamba Osaka in Japan’s J-League at the time, led Kim Hak-beom to the championship by scoring a whopping 9 goals in the tournament, including a hat trick against Bahrain.
Thanks to Hwang Ui-jo’s performance, Kim Hak-beom won the Asian Games, not only achieving his second consecutive championship following his victory at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, but also Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), etc. South Korean soccer stars are receiving special military service exemptions, raising the reputation of Korean soccer in Europe.
Now, five years after winning the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Hwang Seon-hong also brought back good memories by winning the first game of the group stage 9-0. It is encouraging that the team achieved a landslide victory despite playing without national team ace Lee Kang-in.
Of course, we should not be too excited as we have only played one game, but Hwang Seon-hong was anxious as he showed performance that did not satisfy the fans before the tournament, so the 9-0 win against Kuwait changed the hearts of the fans and captured their attention. succeded.
If Korea wins the Asian Games, it will achieve a monumental achievement of winning the tournament for the third time in a row, but it could also be a meaningful tournament for Coach Hwang. Coach Hwang, who played a key role as a key striker for Korea during his active years, also had no ties to the championship, with his best performance at the Asian Games being a bronze medal (Beijing 1990).
In particular, at the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games, in the first match of the group stage against Nepal, he scored eight goals alone, leading to an 11-0 victory. Afterwards, they added 3 more goals, scoring a total of 11 goals during the tournament, but lost to Uzbekistan in the semifinals and 1-2 to Kuwait in the 3rd and 4th place match, ending the tournament in 4th place.
Approximately 29 years later, coach Hwang, as his leader, took his first step toward winning the tournament by meeting Kuwait in the Asian Games and defeating them 9-0. Attention is focused on whether Coach Hwang can continue the momentum in the next game, the second match of Group E against Thailand, and further inflate fans’ expectations.