Kim Eun-joong’s challenge to win the championship stopped in the quarterfinals.
The under-20 (U-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong lost 1-2 to Italy in the U-20 World Cup semi-final held at La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina on the 9th at 6:00 am (Korean time). Uruguay and Italy face off in the final.스포츠토토
Republic of Korea (4-2-3-1): Kim Jun-Hong (GK), Choi Ye-Hoon, Kim Ji-Soo, Choi Seok-Hyun, Cho Young-Kwang, Bae Jun-Ho, Kang Sang-Yoon, Lee Seung-Won, Park Hyun-Bin, Kim Yong-Hak, Lee Young-Jun
Italy (4-3-1-2): Deflanche (GK), Turicchia, Guarino, Gilardi, Zanotti, Casadei, Prati, Giovanni, Ambrosino, Baldanci and Esposito made up the starting list.
[First half] Casadei’s first goal, Lee Seung-won’s equalizer…Tight game ends 1-1
The early Italian offensive continued. In the 8th minute of the first half, Ambrisino’s header went wide. In the 9th minute of the first half, Bal Dan-chi fired a shot, but Kim Jun-hong blocked it. Korea looked for opportunities through counterattacks, but each time they were blocked by the defense. In the 14th minute of the first half, Park Hyun-bin competed and gave a pass, but it went to Turikia. Italy took the lead as Casadei finished off Turicchia with a neat shot.
Bae Jun-ho got a penalty kick (PK). In the 18th minute of the first half, Zanotti stepped on the foot of Bae Jun-ho, who received a pass from inside the penalty box. The first decision was a normal contest, but the referee declared a PK after a video review (VAR). Lee Seung-won, who started as a kicker, scored and made it 1-1.
Italy, who gave up a tie, launched an onslaught. The attack centered on Ambrisino and Casadei. Korea focused on defense, and immediately counterattacked after winning the ball. Ambrosino shot missed in the 30th minute of the first half. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Giovanni’s mid-range shot missed the goal. Italy tried to catch the flow by writing rough fouls.
At the end of the first half, Lee Seung-won and Choi Ye-hoon’s attack led to Kim Yong-hak’s shot, but it missed. In the first half of extra time, Esposito’s header missed the goal. Right before the end of the first half, Korea had a free kick opportunity in a good position, but it was not saved. The first half ended 1-1.
[Second half] Kim Joon-Hong struggles but loses a goal to Papundi.. Kim Eun-Jung-Ho’s challenge ends here
Even in the second half, the Italian offensive was great. Baldanchi in the 4th minute of the second half and Casaday in the 5th minute of the second half fired consecutive shots. In the 8th minute of the second half, Giovanni’s shot was blocked by Kim Jun-Hong. Kang Sang-yoon’s shot was blocked in the 10th minute of the second half. In the 12th minute of the second half, a Prati header came out from an Italian corner kick, but Kim Jun-hong made a save. VAR was checked to see if it crossed the goal line, but it was judged as a no goal.
In the 17th minute of the second half, Korea replaced Kim Yong-hak and Lee Ji-han. In the 18th minute of the second half, Korea had a decisive chance. Lee Seung-won fired a shot at a no-mark chance, but was frustrated by the deflation save. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Italy called in Zanotti and put in Paticanti. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Kim Ji-soo stopped an Italian attack and received a warning. In the 26th minute of the second half, Esposito’s shot went out of the goal.
Italy continued to beat, but Korea endured with its land defense and Kim Jun-hong’s save. In the 37th minute of the second half, Italy put in Fontanarossa, Montebago, and Papundi at the same time to secure mobility. In the 39th minute of the second half, Bae Jun-ho sent a pass to the center after a fantastic break through, and Lee Yeong-jun connected with a shot, but it went wide of the goal.
Papundi scores from a free kick. In the 41st minute of the second half, Papundi shot a free kick into the corner of the goal after Park Hyun-bin was fouled, and it became a goal. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Korea removed Park Hyun-bin and replaced Bae Seo-joon. South Korea then put in Hwang In-taek. The match ended in a 2-1 victory for Italy.