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‘Korean Messi’ gets crucial goal to move Barca ahead

“Korean Messi” Lee Seung-woo scored a crucial late goal for Barcelona Juvenil A in the match against FC Midtjylland of Denmark during the UEFA Youth Champions League on Tuesday. Barca Juvenil A had a rough start when they scored an own goal 34 minutes into the match. Early in the second half Barca Juvenil A scored an equalizer. Lee put Barca back on top in the 90th minute when he hit the back of the net after receiving a pass from behind. Carles Alena of Barca added one more goal in injury time to wrap up the match.

At 4-3-3 formation, Lee started the match as center forward while his Korean teammate Baek Seung-ho played right wing. Lee played full-time and Baek was substituted out of the game in the 74th minute.

After its win against FC Midtjylland on Tuesday, Barca Juvenil A advances to the quarter-final of UEFA Youth Champions League.


SKI

Kim brings home another medal from Romania

Cross country skier Kim Magnus of South Korea won another medal at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships 2016 in Rasnov, Romania on Wednesday. Coming out of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway, the previous week where Kim won three medals, he placed second in the men’s 10km classic final with 29 minutes and 9 seconds after Klaebo Johannes Hoesflot of Norway. Kim recorded 6 minutes and 43.8 seconds in the first lap, 4.7 seconds behind Hoesflot.

In the second lap, however, Kim shortened the gap to 1.8 seconds, showing the possibility of clinching gold. By the last lap, Kim seemed out of breath and had to hand the gold to Hoesflot.

This was Kim’s second silver at Rasnov. He grabbed his first silver on Tuesday in the men’s 1.3 kilometer sprint free event. He finished the sprint free event with a time of 2 minutes and 31.42 seconds, only 0.67 seconds behind Hoesflot who claimed gold in the event on Tuesday.

“I think the fatigue from the previous week at Lillehammer must have been accumulated,” said Kim. “But still, I was surprised and satisfied at the same time with the result.”

By Choi Hyung-jo

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