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South Korea vs Portugal Highlights: South Korea’s 2-1 Secure Stellar Win Over Portugal, Korea advances FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar round of 16 from Group H. Read the highlights of South Korea vs Portugal in more detail.

South Korea vs Portugal - Korea's 2-1 Victory Over Portugal

South Korea vs Portugal

South Korea vs Portugal Highlights

South Korea defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time goal from super substitute Hwang Hee-Chan. After Ricardo Horta gave Portugal a 5-minute lead, Earlier Young-gwonm restored Korea’s parity. Despite a 2-0 victory over Ghana, Uruguay and Ghana got eliminated from the tournament.

Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, and Joao Felix got rested after coach Fernando Santos made six changes to the lineup that defeated Uruguay to earn qualification for the knockout stages. Benfica’s Joao Mario and Wolves’ Matheus Nunes were both called up, as was Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot. Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min led the Koreans. Due to a calf injury sustained during the competition, Napoli center-back Kim Min-Jae sat on the bench, while energetic Mallorca winger Lee Kang-in was one of three changes.

Five minutes into the game at Education City Stadium, Portugal took the lead. Horta has a strong finish from close range. Dalot dashed to the byline before handing off to Horta on the six-yard line. The winger hit the far corner with a first-time shot.

Korea could have found an equalizer sooner rather than later. Costa makes a good save on Cho Gue-sung, whose header has cleared off the line. The rebound is delivered, but it is offside. They did, however, find one fairly quickly. Kim Young-gwon scored from close range after a corner kick landed in front of him. Ronaldo’s failure to clear the corner resulted in the ball deflecting into the path of the Korean defense.

Portugal launched an immediate attack. Korea’s Kim Seung-gyu rushed out and made a spectacular save to deny Ronaldo a goal in a one-on-one situation. He came up with a few saves to keep Korea in the game. Minutes later, he made another outstanding diving effort to prevent Diogo Dalot from scoring. He even made a leaping clearance to deny Vitinha a goal from the edge of the box. The rebound was headed well wide of the goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. Both teams were tied at halftime.

South Korea was desperate for a win after the break. However, Heung Min Son saw many of his efforts thwarted. Finally, the breakthrough came in the final minutes of the game. Korea’s hopes ignited when Hwang Hee-chan scored from the penalty spot.

Son broke free for a counterattack from the corner of the Portuguese box, sprinted to the edge of the Portuguese box, and brilliantly passed the ball to Hee-chan, who finished coolly. The goal propelled South Korea to second place in the table and into Round of 16.

South Korea – Portugal | Goals | FIFA World Cup 2022

POR – Ricardo Horta (5th min)
KOR – Kim Young-gwon (27th min)
KOR – Hwang Hee-chan (90th+1 min)

South Korea – Portugal | Player ratings | FIFA World Cup 2022

  • South Korea: Seung-Gyu Kim – 6, Moon-Hwan Kim – 6, Kyung-Won Kwon – 6, Young-Gwon Kim – 7, Jin-Su Kim – 7, Jung, In-Beom Hwang – 6, Kang-In Lee – 6, Jae-Sung Lee – 5, Heung-Min Son – 7, Gue-Sung Cho – 6.
  • Subs: Hee-Chan Hwang – 7, Jun-Ho Son – n/a, Eui-Jo Hwang – n/a.
  • Portugal: Costa – 6, Dalot – 8, Pepe – 6, Silva – 7, Joao Cancelo – 7, Matheus Luiz – 6, Neves – 7, Vitinha – 7, Joao Mario – 6, Ronaldo – 6, Ricardo Horta – 7.
  • Subs: Joao Palhinha – 6, Andre Silva – 6, Bernardo Silva – n/a, William Carvalho – n/a, Leao – 6.
  • South Korea – Portugal | Team News | FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

  • Despite training differently from the rest of the team this week, captain Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal’s attack over South Korea in the Qatar FIFA world cup 2022. Still, Fernando Santos made six changes from the side that defeated Uruguay on Monday.
  • Portugal, needing only a draw to secure first place in Group H and wary of yellow-card suspensions in the next Round, inserted Diogo Dalot and Antonio Silva into the defense.
  • Matheus Nunes, Vitinha, and Joao Mario replace Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, and Bruno Fernandes, who scored doubles in the 2-0 win over Uruguay in the midfield. In contrast, Ricardo Horta replaces Joao Felix up front.
  • South Korean coach Paulo Bento rested central defender Kim Min-jae, who was injured, in favor of Kwon Kyung-won, while Lee Jae-sung & Lee Kang-in were drafted into midfield.
  • South Korea vs Portugal | Squads | FIFA World Cup 2022

    South Korea: Seung-Gyu; Moon-hwan, Young-gwonm, Kyung-won Kwon, Jin-su; In-beom Hwang, Jung; Kang-in Lee, Jae-sung Lee, Son; Cho

    Portugal: Diogo Costa, Dalot, Pepe, António Silva, Cancelo; Neves; Nunes, Vitinha; João Mário; Horta, Ronaldo

    What does the result imply?

    Portugal leads Group H with six points, and South Korea joins them after finishing second in Group H. Despite defeating Ghana, Uruguay is eliminated.

    Portugal will now face the Group G runners-up, Switzerland, on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 pm.

    South Korea will face Group G winners Brazil on December 5 at 7 pm.

    Portugal finishes top but loses record | Stats | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

  • Portugal lost a World Cup game in which they scored first for the first time in their history, while Korea Republic won a World Cup match in which they conceded 1st for the first time since 2006 over Togo.
  • Despite today’s defeat, Portugal has finished first in their World Cup group (first Round only) for the third time, having done so in 1966 and 2006. (reaching the semi-final at both of those tournaments).
  • Korea Republic has only defeated Portugal twice in the World Cup.
  • Paulo Bento, the Portuguese manager of the Korea Republic, has become the first manager since Milovan Rajevac in 2010 to win a World Cup game against his own country (Ghana 1-0 Serbia).
  • Relentless South Korea advances to the Round of 16 Credits to Son.

    With an average age of 27 years & 198 days, this was the youngest Portugal team named for a World Cup game since 1966 over the USSR – albeit one that included a 37-year-old Ronaldo – but South Korea’s victory should not be overlooked.

    “Ji-Sung Park’s place in Asian football’s pantheon is unquestionable, and it was he who scored the game-winning goal against Portugal in 2002 when South Korea co-hosted the competition & qualified as group winners.

    “It was only his tenth goal for his country & his first at a World Cup, but Hwang’s name can now be added to that glittering cast as South Korea qualified for the play-off stages for the first time since 2010.

    “Hwang last scored for Wolves against Arsenal in February.” The forward had gone 26 games without scoring at the club level, which explains why he was left out of the starting lineup by Paulo Bento, who was in the stands due to suspension.

    “As a 66th-minute substitute, these were his 1st minutes of football in Qatar and his first minutes of any kind since November 9, when he played for Wolves against Leeds in the Carabao Cup.

    “Son Heung-min has yet to get a goal in this World Cup, but he has run himself into the ground.

    “A day after Japan set the tone by defeating Spain 2-1 in their final game to advance to the play off phase on a night of mind-boggling drama, Son ensured that South Korean fans could start their party in the Education City Stadium.”

    “The Asian side refused to accept that their World Cup dream had ended.

    Captain Son epitomized the Koreans’ relentless energy with a selfless performance, typified by his role in the goal for Hwang, whose late intervention means he will be the toast of Seoul all weekend.”

    Advanced to Round Of 16 | FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

    December 3

    1. Netherlands vs USA – Kick-off at 3 pm
    2. Argentina vs Australia – Kick-off 7 pm

    December 4

    1. France vs Poland – Kick-off 3 pm
    2. England vs Senegal – Kick-off 7 pm

    December 6

    1. Morocco vs Spain – Kick-off 3 pm
    2. Portugal vs Switzerland – Kick-off 7 pm

    December 5

    1. Japan vs Croatia – Kick-off 3 pm
    2. Brazil vs South Korea – Kick-off 7 pm

    Day 13 | Other highlights | FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

  • Ghana vs Uruguay: Uruguay has been eliminated from the World Cup on goals scored despite defeating Ghana 2-0
  • Serbia vs Switzerland: Switzerland advanced to the World Cup knockout stages with a 3-2 win, but only after surviving a scare from Serbia in an epic four-goal first half.
  • Cameroon vs Brazil: Cameroon earned a memorable late win over five-time world champions Brazil, credit to Vincent Aboubakar’s stoppage-time header, but it wasn’t enough to advance the African team to the World Cup’s last 16.