Pune: The Republic of Korea got off to a good start in their campaign for the AFC Women’s Asia Cup India 2022. They defeated Vietnam 3-0 in a Group C match at the Shri Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex at Mahalunge Balewadi on Friday.
Ji Soo Eun scored the first goal in the fourth minute of the match. Vietnam was then hit by a self-defeating shot from Tran Thi Phuong. In the second half, Chelsea’s midfielder G Heine scored the winning goal for Korea.
It was as if the Korean girls had entered the field with the sole purpose of scoring the opening goal of the match. He played incredibly fast from the start. In the third minute, Choe Yue Ri scored a brilliant run to clear the offside problem. Son or Yean was offside when she returned to the field after hitting the goal post on the left side. So his first attempt failed. Of course, this did not have a significant effect on the Korean game. On the contrary, they played faster and increased the pressure on their opponents. Choe made a beautiful run and gave a pass to Ji Soo Eun and captain Ji took the opportunity to direct the ball to the net and lead Korea to the lead.
Choe’s game was great for Korea today. It was as if she had taken on the responsibility of penetrating and defending Vietnam. In the seventh minute, she made another shocking move. She passed to So again. However, in the process of clearing the pass from the air, Vietnam’s Tran missed the heading and the ball went into his own goal post.
Colin Bell’s Korean players’ quick play and one-on-one attack made Vietnam’s goalkeeper Tran the most cautious. However, after gaining control of the match, the Korean players slowed down the match. The whole game was being played on the Vietnamese side. They got a chance to score in the 38th minute of the match. At that point, Chuang Thi Kieu could not make his attacking accurate header on the kick.
Towards the end of the match, Taeguk’s daughters tried to play aggressively, keeping the ball under their control. This sanctity of Vietnam must have once stopped Korean players. But, it was as if another goal was marking the Korean girls. He stepped up his game once again. They didn’t get a chance to score in the 74th minute of the match. Vietnam goalkeeper Tran Hine stopped them from scoring. In the second session, Vietnam’s defense was stronger than before. However, Korea were awarded a penalty kick in the 79th minute when Choung handled the ball in the goal chamber. Taking this opportunity, captain Ji Hine scored Korea’s third goal by kicking on the field.
Korea will now play its second match against Myanmar on Monday, while Vietnam will face defending champions Japan.