The two countries preparing for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand clashed fiercely in the first half. First of all, the home team took the lead.
On the 11th at 7:00 PM, the evaluation match between the Korean women’s national soccer team and Zambia kicked off at Yongin Mir Stadium located in Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province. The first half result was 2-0, Korea’s advantage. Korea took the lead with consecutive goals from Lee Geum-min in the 32nd minute and Park Eun-sun in the 34th minute.
Coach Colin Bell put forward a back-three formation that was close to a back-five. Park Eun-sun and Son Hwa-yeon stirred up the front, Lee Geum-min and Cho So-hyun held on in the lower stem, and Bae Ye-bin entered the defensive midfielder position. From the left, the defensive line was formed by Jang Seul-gi, Kim Yun-ji, Hong Hye-ji, Kim Hye-ri, and Chu Hyo-joo. The goalkeeper was Yoon Young-geul. In the first game, Korea, which suffered several difficulties due to Zambia’s quick attack, seemed to be planning to find an answer with a more stable defense in the second game.
Even so, Zambia’s counter was fierce. In the 14th minute of the first half, Lubanchi Ochumba succeeded in a quick attack that destroyed Korea’s left flank and even completed a shot. The ball was handled by goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul. In the 17th minute of the first half, Lee Geum-min exquisitely broke through the offside trap and competed with the goalkeeper. Lee Geum-min was tripped by the opposing goalkeeper, but the referee did not declare a penalty kick.
Son Hwa-yeon received a yellow card in the 21st minute. It was because he committed a rough tackle on the goalkeeper while trying to block Zambia’s build-up from the front as a forward striker. It was offside in the 24th minute of the first half, but Korea shook the net once with an attack from the side. Then, in the 25th minute of the first half, Suse’s Zambia scored an effective shot with a mid-range shot.
In the 30th minute of the first half, Korea won a penalty kick. Seulgi Jang, left wingback, used her speed to break through the left flank and induced a foul from Zambia captain Barbra Banda in the penalty box. The kicker was Lee Geum-min. Lee Geum-min completed the opening goal with a corner-piercing shot. It was a scene where Korea maintained a sense of stability and even succeeded in scoring. 토토사이트
In the 34th minute of the first half, Korea, riding on the atmosphere, added another goal. A cool long pass went in from center back Kim Hye-ri towards the front, and ‘Park Ratan’ Eun-sun Park broke the opponent’s offside trap and got into a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. Park Eun-seon, using her years of experience, fooled the Zambian goalkeeper with only body movements and then pushed the ball into the empty goal. With this, Park Eun-sun was able to taste the goal in the second game following the first game. After scoring a goal for the first time in 9 years, he immediately created a ‘flow’.
The first half ended with Korea leading 2-0. It is predicted that Korea, which made room for it, will run a solid game in the second half in the form of using multiple players.