Saturday, 26th June 2010
Suarez Double Sinks South Korea
Uruguay vs South Korea
in Port Elizabeth
The South Koreans are a busy, fit side. Uruguay looked to calm
them down and hope to catch them out at the back.
As was expected, South Korea charged forward at the start and exposed
themselves at the back; Diego Forlan crossing low for Luis Suarez at the far post to knock
the ball in, after Jung Sung-Ryong tried to dive to cut out the cross and didn't reach it.
Once in the lead, Uruguay were content to sit deeper and let South
Korea come at them.
South Korea went in at the break thinking what might have been had
Park Chu-Young's free-kick not hit the post in the fourth minute.
Park Chu-Young's free-kick just before half-time hit the wall, and Cha
Du-Ri fired the rebound high.
South Korea came out in the second-half with Lee Young-Pyo getting
more forward on the left; his low cross turned out for a corner.
South Korea continued to put the pressure on Uruguay, Park Ji-Sung's
header quite comfortable for Fernando Muslera though.
Eventually the continued pressure paid off as a free-kick from the
left was headed up in the air. As Muslera left his line, Lee Chung-Yong beat Edinson
Cavani to the header and equalised for South Korea.
Lee Chung-Yong almost added a second a couple of minutes later.
Ten minutes from time, an Uruguayan corner was poorly dealt with by
the South Korean defenders; giving Luis Suarez the chance to curl the ball in off the post
from the outside left side of the penalty area.
Uruguay 2 South Korea 1
1:0 Luis Suarez (9 mins)
1:1 Lee Chung-Yong (68 mins)
2:1 Luis Suarez (80 mins)
Man of The Match:
Luis Suarez - His double whammy knocks out the South Koreans.
1 Fernando Muslera; 4 Jorge Fucile, 3 Diego Godin, 2 Diego Lugano, 16 Maxi Pereira; 11
Alvaro Pereira, 17 Egidio Arevalo, 15 Diego Perez, 7 Edinson Cavani; 9 Luis Suarez, 10
18 Jung Sung-Ryong; 12 Lee Young-Pyo, 14 Lee Jung-Soo, 4 Cho Yong-Hyung, 22 Cha Du-Ri; 13
Kim Jae-Sung, 16 Ki Sung-Yueng, 8 Kim Jung-Woo, 17 Lee Chung-Yong; 10 Park Chu-Young, 7
Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
46 Mins (Uruguay) - 6 Mauricio Victorino on for 3 Diego Godin
60 Mins (South Korea) - 20 Lee Dong-Gook on for 13 Kim Jae-Sung
75 Mins (Uruguay) - 14 Nicolas Lodeiro on for 11 Alvaro Pereira
84 Mins (Uruguay) - 20 Alvaro Fernandez on for 9 Luis Suarez
85 Mins (South Korea) - 19 Yeom Ki-Hun on for 16 Ki Sung-Yueng
38 Mins - Kim Jung-Woo (South Korea)
69 Mins - Cha Du-Ri (South Korea)
83 Mins - Cho Yong-Hyung (South Korea)
0 Red Cards.
Uruguay and South Korea met at the group stage of Italy
1990, in Udine; Uruguay winning the game (1:0).
To the Quarter-final in Jo'burg Soccer City.
2010 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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