The Asian Games national team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer finals against Japan at 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korea Standard Time) at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
Following the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions, they won three consecutive Asian Games titles. 안전놀이터
South Korea lost a point in the first two minutes. He broke through dribbling on the left and the defense blocked the cross, but in the mixed situation of the gate, a pass went to Kotaro Uchino, who was at the right post, and calmly shook the Korean goal net with a right-footed shot. It was a run that came in 1 minute and 18 seconds after the start of the game.
But Korea did not easily back down. Jung Woo-young, who is likely to be the top scorer of the tournament, scored an equalizer in the 27th minute of the first half. Jung Woo-young flew up from the far post and scored an equalizer with Hwang Jae-won’s curled early cross from the right. Jung Woo-young’s 8th goal of the competition.
South Korea later led the game to almost half-court games, but failed to score a come-from-behind goal and finished the first half 1-1.
South Korea also pushed their opponents in the second half by holding on to their possession. Lee Kang-in shook the opponent’s defense from the right side and made a quality cross. If the opponent’s defense was preparing for his left foot, Lee Kang-in shook the opponent’s defense by attempting a cross through his right foot in a surprise move.
In the end, Jung Woo-young received the ball that was put into the penalty box in the 11th minute of the second half and delivered it to Cho Young-wook as he fell. Cho Young-wook cut Japan’s net with an exquisite right-footed shot. South Korea, which kept this lead, brought the gold medal.
Despite being a midfielder, Jung Woo-young led Korea to the finals as the team’s top scorer with “seven goals in six games” until the semifinals against Uzbekistan. In the semifinal match against Uzbekistan, he scored two goals alone to lead South Korea to a 2-1 victory.
Jung Woo-young had two goals left on Hwang Ui-jo’s nine goals, the top scorer at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. He had such a good sense of scoring that he was expected to play in the final match between Korea and Japan.
Jung Woo-young did not betray the expectations of Korean fans. Jung Woo-young scored an equalizer in the 27th minute of the first half when South Korea was being dragged 0-1. Jung Woo-young flew up from the far post and scored an equalizer with Hwang Jae-won’s curled early cross from the right. Jung Woo-young’s 8th goal of the competition.
Thanks to Jung Woo-young’s equalizer, South Korea later won the gold medal with Cho Young-wook’s come-from-behind winning goal.
Jung Woo-young became the top contributor to Hwang Sun-hong’s gold medal by scoring an equalizer in the final, which serves as the foundation for the gold medal at the same time as he became the top scorer of the tournament with eight goals in seven games.