Tuesday, June 18th
South Korea vs Italy in Daejeon (2:1
South Korea had the ideal chance to go in front when they were
awarded a penalty in the fourth minute.
Ahn Jung-Hwan didn't strike the ball well enough and Gianluigi Buffon
dived to his right to keep it out.
Christian Vieri eventually headed Italy in the lead, from Francesco Totti's corner, in the
The Korean game lacked the urgency and directness that we've come to
expect from them. Perhaps they'd recently studied early Italian videos as the imitated the
passing around the back movements.
Ahn Jung-Hwan had the best chance for Korea in the 36th minute, when
he shot over the bar from close range.
Two minutes later, Totti fed the ball through to Damiano Tommasi, who
shot at the sprawling Lee Woon-Jae.
Half-time: South Korea 0 - Italy 1
The Korean fans tried to lift their team during the second-half and
even though they were close to the pitch, the atmosphere didn't seem to intimidate Italy,
who did enough to keep the hosts at bay for most of the game.
Vieri should have sealed the game in the 73rd minute, when he broke
through with Totti to his left, but shot wide.
Two minutes later, Vieri planted a shot on top of the net.
The stadium erupted two minutes from time as Christian Panucci failed to clear the ball
out and Seol Ki-Hyun pounced on his mistake.
Substitute Cha Doo-Ri almost snatched the winner, with an overhead
kick, in the dying seconds of the game.
Italy started to look more tired than the Koreans but Buffon remained
alert to save a 102nd minute free-kick, driven under the wall.
Totti received his second yellow card for diving in the area and Giovanni Trapattoni was
so furious he hit the perspex behind him - 103 mins.
The Italians had a couple of chances to seal the game, even with
ten-men...... but this year their name wasn't on the cup.
Golden Goal - 2:1
Ten-man Italy finally fell to a 117th minute header from Perugia's Ahn Jung-Hwan - a
golden goal to give Italy the blues; as another of the tournament's favourites go home
South Korea 2 - Italy
After Extra Time
Man of the Match:
Ahn Jung-Hwan - Missed the chance to score from the penalty spot early in the game, but
his golden goal winner will go down in the history books as South Korea book their place
in the quarter-finals; a marvelous achievement.
Francesco Totti (103 mins)
Francesco Coco (4 mins)
Kim Tae-Young (17 mins)
Francesco Totti (22 mins)
Damiano Tommasi (55 mins)
Cristiano Zanetti (60 mins)
Song Chong-Gug (80 mins)
Lee Chun-Soo (99 mins)
Francesco Totti (103 mins)
Choi Jun-Chul (115 mins)
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 4 Choi Jun-Chul, 20 Hong Myung-Bo (16 Cha Doo-Ri - 83 mins), 7 Kim
Tae-Young (18 Hwang Sun-Hong - 63 mins); 22 Song Chong-Gug, 21 Park Ji-Sung, 5 Kim Nam-Il
(14 Lee Chun-Soo - 68 mins), 6 Yoo Sang-Chul, 10 Lee Young-Pyo; 19 Ahn Jung-Hwan, 9 Seol
1 Gianluigi Buffon; 4 Francesco Coco, 15 Mark Iuliano, 3 Paolo Maldini, 2 Christian
Panucci; 17 Damiano Tommasi, 19 Gianluca Zambrotta (16 Angelo Di Livio - 72 mins), 6
Cristiano Zanetti; 7 Alessandro Del Piero (8 Gennaro Gattuso - 61 mins), 10 Francesco
Totti, 21 Christian Vieri.
Referee: Byron Moreno
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