‘PK conceded’ South Korea falls to Honduras 0-1… ‘Goal’ Ochoa sent off (first half)

South Korea concedes an early goal to Honduras.

The South Korea U20 national team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, will take on Honduras at 6 a.m. ET on June 25 at the Malvinas Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, in the second match of their Group F match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023. South Korea is down 0-1 after conceding a penalty kick goal midway through the first half.

Ahead of the match, the starting lineups were revealed. South Korea started Lee Young-joon, Kim Yong-hak, Lee Seung-won, Kang Sung-jin, Kang Sang-yoon, Bae Jun-ho, Park Chang-woo, Choi Seok-hyun, Kim Ji-su, Bae Seo-joon, and Kim Jun-hong.

Honduras lined up in a 4-2-3-1 with Marco Aseituno up front, followed by Hefrin Macias, Isaac Castillo, Exon Arsu, David Luis, Tomas Sorto, Javier Ariaga, Jeremy Rodas, Anfronit Tatum, Felix Garcia, and Jurgen Garcia.

In the 16th minute, things went badly for Honduras. Frontline striker Aseituno rolled his ankle on his own in the previous play and went down. Honduras made an early substitution, with Daniel Carter Boden coming on for Aseituno.

South Korea conceded the opening goal in the 21st minute. A minute earlier, opposing striker Daniel Carter Boden collided with Choi Seok-hyun in a breakaway, and the referee awarded a penalty kick after a VAR review. Kicker Lewis stepped up to take the spot kick, which bounced off Kim Jun-hong’s hand and in.

Lewis, who scored in the 27th minute, was shown a red card. While battling for the ball with Bae Seo-joon near the touchline, he struck him in the face with his right hand. The original referee only gave a warning, but the color of the card changed to red after the VAR review.

With the numerical advantage, Korea continued to press Honduras. In the 37th minute, Kim Yong-hak made a quick counterattack and passed to Bae Jun-ho. Bae attempted a right-footed shot from near the penalty area, but it was blocked by a defender.

In the 42nd minute, Kim Yong-hak broke through on the left side of the penalty area and fired a powerful left-footed shot. However, he was denied by the goalkeeper 메이저놀이터.

Six minutes of first-half stoppage time were awarded. In the second minute of added time, Sorto was cautioned for a rough block to stop a counterattack by Bae Joon-ho. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Kim Yong-hak tried a sharp left-footed shot from outside the penalty area, but it went just wide of the side netting.