-- GOAL -- 0-1
Korea started what the locals considered to be their final and were robbed of possession
as they worked the ball backwards. Hakan Sukur played a neat one-two,
beat Hong Myung-Bo and scored his first goal of the tournament -- with only 11 seconds on
the clock -- and the World Cup's fastest ever goal.
-- GOAL -- 1-1
Lee Eul-Young replied in the ninth minute, with a curling free-kick into the top
-- GOAL -- 1-2 Then Ilhan Mansiz put Turkey back in front in the 13th minute,
after splitting the South Korean defence by playing a swift one-two with Hakan Sukur.
Ahn Jung-Hwan's neat play in the Turkish area
forced Rustu to tip the shot over the bar, as South Korea continued to excite their fans.
-- GOAL -- 1-3
Ilhan Mansiz combined with Hakan Sukur again to increase Turkey's lead, with a
little over half an hour gone.
Half-time: South Korea 1 --
With an hour gone, both trainers were out of
their dugouts studying the game and relaying strategies to their players.
Turkey were still very much in control
although the Korean chants continued to inspire their team to attack.
The second-half never equaled the thrills of
the first 45 minutes as Turkey did just enough to bring the result home and Rustu
continued to impress Arsenal and Manchester United.
South Korea didn't help their cause with poor
finishing, as the Korean fans sustained their screams of delight and pain.
-- GOAL -- 2-3
Song Chong-Gug managed to stun Rustu when his long-shot deflected off Cha
Doo-Ri's bottom, in injury time, for a last consolation goal that ended the game on a
slight high note for the home fans.
At the final whistle, both teams joined hands,
congratulated each other and applauded the supporters.
Heartwarming images were then sent around the
world as the children of the Turkish players sat on their father's shoulders and wore
their bronze medals with pride.
Player of the Match:
Ilhan Mansiz -- The Besiktas striker made his mark on this game and helped bring out the
best out of Hakan Sukur.
Lee Eul-Young (23 mins)
Tugay Kerimoglu (50 mins)
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 15 Lee Min-Sung, 20 Hong Myung-Bo (7 Kim Tae-Young -- 46 mins); 22 Song
Chong-Gug, 14 Lee Chun-Soo, 13 Lee Eul-Young (16 Cha Doo-Ri -- 65 mins), 21 Park Ji-Sung,
6 Yoo Sang-Chul, 10 Lee Young-Pyo; 19 Ahn Jung-Hwan, 9 Seol Ki-Hyun (8 Choi Tae-Uk -- 79