Korea Republic cruises to a 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Korea Republic cruised to a 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan at the The Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre Stadium in Brisbane as the Taeguk Warriors extended their unbeaten run ahead of their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 campaign.
Bento’s men, who conceded a late goal against Australia on Saturday, took an early lead through Nam Tae-hee’s volley in the ninth minute and doubled the advantage in the 24th minute through Hwang Ui-jo as the East Asians took a 2-0 lead at half-time.
Korea Republic increased their intensity of play in the second half and claimed their third goal in the 70th minute after Moon Seon-min latched on to a loose ball following a corner which took Uzbekistan goalkeeper Ignatiy Nesterov by surprise.
There was more misery for Uzbekistan as they conceded another when substitute Suk Hyun-jun found the back of the net in the 82nd minute to win the tie 4-0.
Korea Republic will have Kyrgyz Republic, China PR and Philippines for company in Group C of the AFC Asian Cup in January.