Hwang Seon-hong’s opponent in the round of 16 of the Asian Games has been decided as Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan played the third match of Group F of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer group stage against Chinese Taipei at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China at 5 p.m. on the 24th (Korean time) and achieved a 4-1 victory. Taiwan took a 1-0 lead by scoring a penalty kick in the 33rd minute of the first half, but Kyrgyzstan scored an equalizer just before the end of the first half and scored three goals in the second half to win 4-1.
At the same time, the game between North Korea and Indonesia ended 1-0, and Kyrgyzstan, which was in last place before the game, dramatically advanced to second place in the group by scoring more points.
Taiwan went 3-6-1. Qiu Youhong guarded the goal, and Huang Ziming, Wang Yiyu, and Fang Lifeng formed the back three. Tu Xiaoqie, Lin Mingwei, Wu Yanshu, Yu Yaoxing, Wen Qihao, and Qin Wenyan formed the midfield. Chen Porian took the lead and aimed to score.
Kyrgyzstan scored 5-3-2. Artem Priadkin puts on goalkeeper gloves. Adilet Nurlan, Eralman Akhilbekov, Vaiaman Kumarbai, Nurbol Bakhtibekov and Aslan Bekverdinov made up the defense. Adilet Kanibekov, Irakimbek, Nurmat, and Ernas Avilov worked together in midfield, while Atay Ilyichbek and Maksat Aligulov played as the top two.
At the same time, a match between North Korea and Indonesia was held at the nearby Zhejiang Normal University Dong Stadium. Before kickoff, with North Korea in first place in Group F, Indonesia in second place, and Taiwan in third place, all three teams had a chance of taking second place in the group. The runner-up in Group F will meet Hwang Seon-hong in the round of 16. This was the reason why the results of the final match in Group F had to be watched closely.
North Korea went with 3-4-3. Kang Joo-hyuk guarded the goal, and Jang Kook-cheol, Kim Gyeong-seok, and Kim Yu-seong took charge of defense. Lee Il-seong, Kang Kuk-cheol, Baek Jeong-seong, and Kim Kuk-beom comprised the midfield, while Kim Beom-hyuk, Ri Jo-guk, and Kim Kook-jin played as the front three.
In response, Indonesia put up a 4-4-2. Hernando Sutaryadi played as goalkeeper, and Andi Nugrojo, Rizki Ramadhani, Robbie Darvis, and Alfeandra Santosa played in defense. Donny Pamungkas, Rachimat Irianto, Muhammad Muslihuddin and Sharian Avimanyu made up the midfield. Maulana Vickrey and Lanai Rumakiek played at the forefront and aimed to score.
In a game that started with Taiwan taking the lead, Kyrgyzstan took the lead. They created several decisive opportunities and threatened Taiwan’s goal. In the 16th minute of the first half, there was a scene that came close to scoring, but the opportunity was missed when the goalkeeper was charged. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Kyrgyz striker Ilyichbek aimed at the goal with an exquisite header, but it hit the side net.
However, Taiwanese spectators chanted “Taipei!” throughout the game. They cheered enthusiastically, shouting ‘Jjaya!’ An overwhelming atmosphere was created using drums and light sticks. If Taiwan rises to second place in Group F, the round of 16 will likely be a perfect mock test for the quarterfinal match against China.
Taiwan responded to the audience’s enthusiastic cheers. The first goal was scored from a penalty kick in the 33rd minute of the first half. While quickly breaking through the left half-space, he tripped over the feet of the Kyrgyzstan defense and was awarded a penalty kick. Chenforian, who took the kicker, succeeded and took the lead. As soon as the goal was scored, the Taiwanese crowd erupted in thunderous cheers.
There was news that North Korea’s Kim Yu-sung scored the first goal in the 40th minute of the first half of the game between North Korea and Indonesia. It was a moment when Taiwan’s second place in the group and advancement to the round of 16 was confirmed.
Kyrgyzstan scored an equalizer in extra time in the first half. Avilov opened Taiwan’s net. The Taiwanese audience let out a short sigh. Until this time, there was no change in ranking.
If the game had ended like this, Hwang Seon-hong’s opponent in the round of 16 could have been Taiwan.
However, Kyrgyzstan’s major counterattack began. There was a comeback goal in the 10th minute of the second half. The Taiwanese audience, who had been chanting ‘Taipei!’ quickly fell silent. When the Taiwanese defender’s own goal was shown on the electronic screen, sighs filled with regret poured out.
At the same time, in the game between North Korea and Indonesia, North Korea still had a 1-0 lead. As of the 15th minute of the second half, North Korea won all three games and was first in the group with 9 points. Indonesia, Taiwan, and Kyrgyzstan were tied at 3 points with 1 win and 2 losses, but Indonesia had a goal difference of 0, Taiwan -2, and Kyrgyzstan -2. There was a high possibility that Indonesia would advance to second place in the group.
Taiwan, which had a long way to go, fell to an additional goal from Kyrgyzstan in the 12th minute of the second half. Substitute Toktosnov just put his foot to the cross that came from the left side. The ball was sucked into the goal. Kyrgyzstan widened the score to 3-1, and Taiwan fell to 4th place in the group. Rather, Kyrgyzstan finished second in the group with a goal difference of -1.
Kyrgyzstan’s fourth goal almost scored. As Taiwan’s defense completely collapsed, Kyrgyzstan took a one-on-one opportunity. However, the goalkeeper jumped out at the perfect time and cleared the ball, and the subsequent shot missed the goal. Kyrgyzstan had a shooting opportunity in the 23rd minute of the second half. If it weren’t for the goalkeeper’s save, we would have conceded a goal.
The spectators who filled the stadium screamed for the stadium to leave, but there was no result. While raising the line to score additional points, Kyrgyzstan continued to have shooting opportunities. If goalkeeper Qiu Yuhong had not made a good save, the lead could have been even bigger.
With the score remaining 3-1 until the 28th minute of the second half, the game between North Korea and Indonesia continued at 1-0. Hwang Seon-hong’s opponent in the round of 16 was Indonesia, and Kyrgyzstan needed to score just one more goal to finish in second place in the group. Like Indonesia, their goal difference was 0, but they were able to take second place in terms of goals scored.
With 10 minutes left in regular time, Kyrgyzstan went on an all-out offensive. In the 40th minute of the second half, they aimed at Taiwan’s goal once again. Kyrgyzstan broke through the left flank and made a sharp cross, which passed all of Taiwan’s defenses and followed up with a finishing shot, but it missed the goal by a wide margin.
A minute later, Taiwan was targeted with a low, quick cross from the right flank. It seemed like it was connected to the attacker, but the Taiwanese goalkeeper jumped out and quickly cut it off.
Six minutes of extra time were given, and Kyrgyzstan scored its fourth goal. At the same time, the match between North Korea and Indonesia ended 1-0, with North Korea winning, and Kyrgyzstan jumped to second place in the group. The goal difference with Indonesia was equal to 0, but Indonesia scored 2 goals and Kyrgyzstan scored 4 goals, making Kyrgyzstan the opponent of Hwang Seon-hong.
As a result, Hwang Seon-hong will clash with Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16. Previously, Hwang Seon-hong showed off his powerful firepower by scoring a whopping 13 goals against Kuwait in the first game of the group stage and Thailand in the second game, and ranked first in Group E with two consecutive wins, confirming his advance to the round of 16 early.
An hour and a half later, the final match of Group E between Korea and Bahrain will be held at the venue where the match between Taiwan and Kyrgyzstan was held.
Hwang Seon-hong-ho raised the mood to its peak, and ace Lee Kang-in joined in, making the team complete. As his team, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), delayed the call-up of Lee Kang-in, who had just recovered from a recent injury, as much as possible, Lee Kang-in only arrived in Hangzhou on the 21st메이저놀이터, when the match against Thailand took place.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong plans to conduct various experiments in preparation for the round of 16 against Kyrgyzstan in this match against Bahrain. If Lee Kang-in, who has not been with the team so far, plays, he is expected to change everything from the formation to detailed tactics.
The national team used the 4-4-2 formation in the first and second games. When Lee Kang-in comes in, it is also conceivable to change to a 4-2-3-1 formation and place Lee Kang-in as a central attacking midfielder and give him a free roll. The play style also changes depending on whether the frontline striker is Cho Young-wook or the taller Ahn Jae-jun or Park Jae-yong. If Cho Young-wook stands up, he will have more organic switching, passing, and penetration play, and if Ahn Jae-jun and Park Jae-yong stand up, Lee Kang-in’s precise left-foot kick can take advantage of their height.
It is also possible to draw a picture of Lee Kang-in being placed on the side to support the front two tops. Lee Kang-in, who has shown versatility while playing as a side resource for his team over the past two seasons, can provide a different offensive route than Jung Woo-young and Eom Won-sang.
Hwang Seon-hong is determined to defeat Bahrain and advance to the round of 16 with three wins. The round of 16 match against Kyrgyzstan will be held at the Jinhwa Sports Center Stadium on the 27th.