Head coach Hwang Sun-hong’s men’s football team won gold at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games with a 2-1 victory over Japan in the men’s football final at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, thanks to an equalizer from Jung Woo-young and a late winner from Cho Young-wook.
It was the third consecutive gold medal for Korean soccer at the Games, following the 2014 and 2018 titles.
South Korea conceded in the second minute of the first half. A dribbling break from the left was broken up and the cross was cleared by the defense, but in the chaos at the back post, the ball fell to Gotaro Uchino at the right post, who calmly slotted a right-footed shot into the South Korean net. The goal came just 1 minute and 18 seconds into the match.
Jung Woo-young equalized in the 27th minute. Hwang Jae-won’s in-swinging early cross from the right was met by Jung Woo-young at the far post for the equalizer. Jung’s eighth goal of the tournament.
In the 11th minute of the second half, Hwang Jae-won’s pass from the center of the field was collected by Jung Woo-young in the box, and Cho Young-wook slotted it home with his right foot to give Korea a 2-1 lead and the gold medal. 토토
Shortly after the game, Lee posted a photo of himself with the gold medal on his official social media accounts. Many people congratulated Lee on his victory with a wide-eyed expression.
In particular, Kylian Mbappe congratulated him in the comments. Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, also congratulated Lee on his gold medal and military service benefits.