After beating Bahrain 3-1 in the opening match of Group E, the South Korean will further affect the Harimau Malaya journey to climb the ladder by winning the 2023 Asian Cup.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s Taegeuk Warriors team was observed enumerating key players, including captain Son Heung-min and defender Kim Min-jae, to bolster the starting lineup at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha.
Unexpected moment when Klinsmann chose to start Hwang Hee-chan as the primary striker rather than place him on the bench.
However, Bahrain appeared more defensive as both sides attempted to hold the advantage during the first half of the match.
In the 38th minute, an exciting move by Hwang In-beou led to the goal they were finally looking for.In the second half, Bahrain increased their attacking intensity, and in the fifty-first minute, Abdullah Al Hashash gifted them an equaliser.
The happiness of the West Asian team was short-lived, as South Korea took the lead again in the 56th and 68th minutes. The team’s hero, Lee Kang-in of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), scored two goals quickly to restore the advantage.
Heung-min almost scored a fourth goal, but Korea still dominated the game, and the final score stayed 3-1.
This Saturday’s Group E match pits South Korea against Jordan and Bahrain against Malaysia.