South Korea defeated Portugal in the knockout
Waiting for the final whistle. Goodbye has been written next to the name of South Korea, the representative of Asia. Goal at such a time! Houan Hai Chan’s goal is like killing two birds with one stone. He gave Portugal a 2-1 defeat. Uruguay was kicked out of the tournament. A fairytale comeback brought the team to the last sixteen.
Ghana could not score a goal despite getting a penalty at the beginning of the match. This time they did not cut their penalty poker. In the quarter-finals of the 2010 tournament, Ghana ended the tournament by missing a penalty in the last period against Uruguay. This time the African team lost despite getting a chance to take revenge. In that opportunity, Uruguay advanced to the knockout stage by scoring two goals in the first half. But South Korea’s last goal broke their hearts.
However, South Korea scored at the beginning of the match. Ricardo Horta of Portugal, who got a place in the starting eleven, gave the team the lead in 5 minutes of the match. That goal was paid in the 27th minute of the first half by Asia’s hope, Korea Republic. Despite being desperate for a goal, they were not getting the desired success. After that, Chan scored the “golden goal” in added time.
On the other hand, De Arascaita gave the team the lead in the 27th minute of the match after Uruguay’s goalkeeper returned the penalty. He scored the second goal in the 32nd minute to take the team to the knockouts. Uruguay won with that goal. They have one win, one draw and one loss in three matches. South Korea also picked up equal points with one win, one draw and one loss.
But South Korea went to the knockouts on goal difference. That goal difference is also equal as one. South Korea scored four goals and conceded four goals. Uruguay scored two goals and scored two goals. As such, the goal difference is also zero. But South Korea scored more goals and they went to the knockout stage. If all goes well, they will face Brazil in the last sixteen.