1st Half Analysis
Argentina have been simply superb today. They have played so well that it’s hard to believe that they struggled during qualification. They have scored 2 goals, one of them being gifted to them by Chuyoung. The Korean Republic goalkeeper has definitely played his part. A save worth mentioning would be when Higuain struck the ball on target but it was punched out by the goal keeper only to land in front of Di Maria whose shot was on target but once more it was saved by the keeper. Korea however are yet not out of the game thanks to Chungyong’s 45’+1 goal. Score so far: Argentina 2-1 Korea Republic.
2nd Half Analysis
It has been an electrifying performance from Argentina. All the big names played their part: Messi, Higuain and Tevez. Higuain scoring a hat-trick, the 3rd man to do so for his country, the 48th in FIFA World Cup history. The Argentinean fans must be thrilled with their country’s performance, and why shouldn’t they be? Korea still have a chance to qualify for the next round. So all you South Korean supporters out there do not be disheartened. The final score: Argentina 4-1 Korea Republic. The Man of the Match obviously went to Higuain.
GOL!!!!! 17′ Chuyoung (ARG) [own goal]
GOL!!!!!! 33′ Higuain (ARG)
GOL!!!!!!! 45’+1 Chungyong (KOR)
GOL!!!!!! 76′ Higuain (ARG)
GOL!!!!!! 80′ Higuain (ARG)
10′ Kihun (KOR)
34′ Chungyoung (KOR)
54′ Jonas (ARG)
55′ Mascherano (ARG)
74′ Heinze (ARG)
23′ Burdisso (in) Samuel (out) [ARG]
half-time Namil (in) Sungryong (out) [KOR]
75′ Kun Aguero (in) Tevez (out) [ARG]
81′ Donggook (in) Chuyoung (out) [KOR]
82′ Bolatti (in) Higuain (out) [ARG]
Argentina: Romero, Demichelis, Heinze, di Maria, Higuain, Messi, Tevez, Samuel, Mascherano (C), Jonas, M.Rodriguez.
Subs: Pozo, C.Rodriguez, Burdisso, Bolatti, Garce, Otamendi, Kun Aguero, Palermo, D.Milito, Veron, Andujar, Pastore.
Korea Republic: Sungryong, Beomseok, Yonghyung, Jisung (C), Jungwoo, Chuyoung, Youngpyo, Jungsoo, Sungyueng, Chungyong, Kihun.
Subs: Woonjae, Beomseok, Hyungil, Namil, Bokyung, Junghwan, Seungyeoul, Jaesung, Dongjin, Donggook, Youngkwang, Minsoo, Duri.
Ref: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
Stadium: Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg