Hwang Hee-chan scored the winner in injury time to rescue South Korea from the brink of World Cup elimination in a thrilling 2-1 victory over already-qualified Portugal
Substitute Hwang Hee– chan scored the winner in injury time to deliver South Korea from the point of World Cup elimination in a thrilling 2- 1 palm over formerly- good Portugal on Friday. The Wolverhampton rovers’ forward slipped in the winner in the 91st nanosecond at Education City Stadium in Qatar to spark distraction and gashes among the Korean suckers. Talisman Son Heung- min, who set up the winner, collapsed to the bottom and lay on his reverse on the turf at the final whoosh. He’d gashes in his eyes.
The Korean players also stood in a huddle on the pitch watching the Ghana v Uruguay match on a mobile phone as they awaited their place in the last 16 to be verified.
A important- changed Portugal had taken a fifth- nanosecond lead through Ricardo Horta but the Koreans, who had to win to stand any chance of staying alive, hit back in the 27th nanosecond through Kim Young- gwon. Portugal commander Cristiano Ronaldo played a part in the Korean equaliser, turning his reverse on a corner and the ball hitting him to set up Kim.
South Korea and their commander Son, in a mask after recent surgery, demanded to score again but they failed to really trouble Portugal until Son set up Hwang in injury time after a fine run.
Before a ball was indeed demurred a roar went up at Education City Stadium every time Ronaldo’s face popped up on the big screen, indeed during the public chorales. There were some hisses too and chants of” Messi, Messi”.
South Korea trainer Paulo Bento, the former Portuguese transnational, had to watch from the daises after he was transferred off following the final whoosh of the Koreans’ 3- 2 defeat to Ghana.
He saw his men fall before after just five twinkles when protector Pepe played the ball down the right to Manchester United full- reverse Diogo Dalot.
Dalot fluently finessed a weak Korean challenge and pulled the ball back from the byline for winger Horta to fire unmarked into the reverse of the net in front of a,000 crowd.
With qualification formerly secure, Portugal made six changes from the platoon that beat Uruguay 2- 0, Dalot and Horta among those bought in. But they still looked dangerous every time they went forward in the first half against a Korean defence missing Napoli’s Kim Min- jae.
South Korean commander Son, the Spurs forward, was yet to get going at this World Cup after surgery for a fracture around his left eye at the launch of November. Wearing a black mask to cover the crack, the 30- time-old showed casts of his brilliant stylish as South Korea chased the palm they so poorly demanded.
South Korea were hanging to get on top and in the 27th nanosecond they were position. The 37- time-old Cristiano Ronaldo, surely playing at his last World Cup, unwittingly played a central part in the South Korean thing.
Presently without a club after his bitter departure from Manchester United, the forward turned his reverse on a Korean corner and the ball hit his shoulder and fell straight to protector Kim to turn in.
The alternate half was further of the same– Portugal enjoying further possession and stroking the ball around but South Korea and an decreasingly influential Son a trouble on the break.
Portugal trainer Fernando Santos brought Ronaldo off on 65 twinkles to save his legs, also bushwhacker Hwang came on and proved to be the idol at the death. Know More FIFA News…