Korean men secure semifinal spot with 4-3 win over Uzbekistan

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Korean men secure semifinal spot with 4-3 win over Uzbekistan

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The Korean national football team celebrates after Hwang Hee-chan, left, scores Korea's fourth goal during a quarterfinal match against Uzbekistan at the 2018 Asian Games at Patriot Chandrabhahga Stadium in Bekasi, Indonesia on Monday. [YONHAP]

The Korean men’s football team defeated Uzbekistan 4-3 in the quarterfinals at the 2018 Asian Games at Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi, Indonesia on Monday.

For the second time at the Asian Games, Hwang Ui-jo scored a hat-trick to lead the U-23 Korean football team to a victory. The match was tied 3-3 at full time, and it wasn’t until the second half of overtime that Hwang Hee-chan was able to break the deadlock with Korea’s fourth goal.

With another hat trick, Hwang Ui-jo is the leading scorer of the tournament, with a total of eight goals at the Asian Games.
Korea will play its semifinal match on Wednesday against the winner of a match between Vietnam and Syria.

BY KANG YOO-RIM [kang.yoorim@joongang.co.kr]

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