Hwang Sun-hong, who is preparing for the Paris Olympics, finally made a multi-goal.
The Olympic team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won 3-0 in the third Group B match of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifying round at Changwon Football Center on the 12th. As a result, South Korea advanced to the Asian Cup finals with two wins. The first round loss to host Qatar was considered a friendly match.
He also passed the first qualifying round for the 2024 Paris Olympics. If he is ranked in the top three in the Asian Cup finals, which also serves as the final Asian qualifying round, he will compete in the world’s first 10 consecutive Olympics.굿모닝토토
After losing the first leg against Qatar, the atmosphere was reversed with a 1-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan in the second leg. However, his performance was not very good. He scored only one goal against Kyrgyzstan. So the final third game against Myanmar was important not only the result but also the process.
Head coach Hwang Sun-hong placed Um Ji-sung (Gwangju FC) and Jung Sang-bin (Minesota United) on the left and right sides, centering on Kim Shin-jin (FC Seoul), and established Lee Hyun-joo (Behen Bisbaden), Baek Sang-hoon (Seoul), and Kwon Hyuk-kyu (Celtic) in the midfield. Lee Tae-seok (Seoul), Cho Wi-je (Busan I-Park), Seo Myung-kwan (Bucheon FC), and Park Chang-woo (Jeonbuk Hyundai) lined up on the four-back line, while Shin Song-hoon (Kim Chun managing director) defended the goal.
Baek Sang-hoon (14), who scored the first goal. Yonhap News Agency
The first goal was scored five minutes into the first half. Baek Sang-hoon, who ran from the second line, put Lee Tae-seok’s cross into his head.
However, like the match against Kyrgyzstan, no additional goal was scored. He continued to tap Myanmar’s goal using a side cross, but it did not lead to a goal. Baek Sang-hoon’s shot in the 34th minute of the first half and Jung Sang-bin’s shot in the extra time of the first half were blocked by the goalkeeper.
The second half was similar. There was a lack of goal determination. Um Ji-sung’s shot and Jung Sang-bin’s shot missed the goal one after another.
Coach Hwang Sun-hong used his saved replacement card to change the attack. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Oh Jae-hyuk (Jeonbuk) and Hong Yoon-sang (Pohang Steelers) were put in place of Umji-sung and Kim Shin-jin, and Jeon Byung-kwan (Daejeon Hana Citizen) was put in place of Lee Hyun-joo in the 36th minute of the second half to aim for Myanmar’s goal.
The long-awaited goal broke out. It was a goal made by replacement cards. Jeon Byung-kwan finished Jung Sang-bin’s cross in the 40th minute of the second half. In the extra time of the second half, Heo Yul spilled Hong Yoon-sang’s cross, and Oh Jae-hyuk, who was waiting, scored his third goal.