Kim Young-Gwon and Son Heung-Min injury minute goal send the defending champions Germany back home as Taegeuk Warriors secured heroic 2-0 win...
South Korean secured a thrilling 2-0 win over reigning champion Germany, in their final group match at Kazan Arena, Kazan. Germans hope for the last 16 ends and will pack their bags back home.
South Korean made a bright start of the game with ball possession and putting pressure on German almost found the goal in the 19th minute when Jung Woo-Young´s free-kick was fumbled by Manuel Neuer in the first attempt but managed to push the ball away from rushing Son Heung-Min.
In the 39th minute, Cho reacted well to avoid the danger caused by German corner kick. The first half ended goalless and German struggling to find momentum.
Two minutes down the second half South Korean custodian Cho made delightful save to deny Goretzka a sure goal. Although Germany was dominant in the second half, South Korean goalkeeper, Cho Hyun-Woo showed his brilliance between the sticks and have frustrated German attack with work between the sticks.
German needing the goal to survive, in the tournament, getting desperate and tried everything possible to get through but Taegeuk Warriors stood tough as the draw meant a lot for the Asian team.
As the match entered into the injury minute and German are sure to end their Russia tour with Sweden thrashing Mexico in another Group F match, South Korea picked up the lead through Kim Young-Gwon who sliced the ball into the net, caught offside by the linesman. However, VAR has to intervene to confirm the goal overturning linesman´s initial decision of off-side.
The drama continued towards the end of the match as Son Heung-Min sealed the deal for South Korean. Germans were all out in front, even Neuer leaves his position to take the charge at striker point who losses the possession to Ju Se-Jong , Ju sends the long ball towards German goal and Son Heung runs to tap the ball into the naked net.
Full-time: Korea Republic 2-0 Germany
90+2: Goal!! Son Heung-Min scored for South Korea
90+2: Goal!! Kim Young-Gwon scored for South Korea
90: Six minutes of added time
79: Substitution for South Korea, Hwang Hee-Chan OFF Ko Yo-Han IN
78: Substitution for Germany, Jonas Hector OFF Julian Brandt IN
69: Substitution for South Korea, Moon Seon-Min OFF Ju Se-Jong IN
65: Yellow card Son Heung-Min
63: Substitution for Germany, Leon Goretzka OFFThomas Muller IN
58: Substitution for Germany, Sami Khedira OFF Mario Gomez
56: Substitution for South Korea, Koo Ja-Cheol OFF Hwang Hee-Chan IN
48: Yellow card Moon Seon-Min
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Korea Republic 0-0 Germany
45: Three minutes added
23: Yellow card Lee Jae-Sung
9: Yellow card Jung Woo-Young
1: First half kick off
Germany subs: Marc Andre ter-Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Antonio Rudiger, Julian Brandt, Sebastian Rudy, Marvin Plattenhardt, Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Matthias Ginter, Ilkay Gundogan.
Germany line-up: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector; Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos; Leon Goretzka, Mesut Ozil, Marco Reus; Timo Werner.
South Korea subs: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Jin-hyeon, Lee Seung-Woo, Park Joo-Ho, Ki Sung-yeung, Oh Ban-Suk, Ko Yo-han, Hwang Hee-Chan, Kim Shin-Wook, Kim Min-Woo, Jung Seung-Hyun, Ju Se-Jong.
South Korea line-up: Cho Hyun-Woo; Lee Yong, Yun Young-Sun, Kim Young-Gwon, Hong Chul; Lee Jae-Sung, Jung Woo-Young, Jang Hyun-Soo, Moon Seon-Min; Koo Ja-Cheol, Son Heung-Min.