Shocker. Japan took the lead with 1:20 left in the first half.
It’s 0-1 with two minutes left in the first half of the men’s soccer final between Japan and South Korea at the Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
Gaines Sato drove down the South Korean right flank and sent a cross into the box that went through a Japanese player in front of Munjeon to Kotaro Uchino on the right. Uchino is free, but he concedes a goal on the ball. Worst start ever. South Korea conceded the first goal of the tournament 스포츠토토.
Head coach Hwang Sun-hong went with the 4-2-3-1 formation that he had been using since the group stage. ‘Corporal’ Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon) started up top, while the second line consisted of ‘top scorer’ Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and Ko Young-joon (Pohang). Right wing Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan), who injured his ankle in the quarterfinal against Uzbekistan, is on the bench for now. Captain Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) and Jung Ho-yeon (Gwangju) form the midfield. Hwang Jae-won (Daegu), Lee Han-beom (Meatwillan), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk) and Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden) are the back four, with Lee Kwang-yeon (Gangwon) in goal.