A full review will be up tomorrow, and there’s quite a lot to talk about. But, Korea pulled it out, literally in the last minute with Son Heung-Min tapping in the winning shot. Dramatic stuff.
Tavern notes: Lee Keun-Ho scoring in the 59th minute, a beautiful header by the 2012 Asian Player of the Year winner, has only 3 minutes to celebrate the goal before the 2006 Asian Player of the Year recipient scored for Qatar, Khalfan Ibrahim. Down to the wire, 3 critical WCQ group points on the line and less than a minute in stoppage time left, a full team effort (after a shot taken by Koo Ja-Cheol followed by 3 touches by 3 different players) only got the ball to bounce just off the crossbar. However, Son Heung-Min, running into the box to the right of the keeper – was able to follow the bouncing ball and just had to tap in the game winner. Cue wild celebration and what should have been a third goal in the final seconds of the match. Take a look:
In other WCQ/AFC Group A news, Uzbekistan maintains their table lead, winning 1-0 against Lebanon. In WCQ/AFC Group B, a shock upset, Jordan winning 2-1 against Japan. Japan still has a sizable lead in their group table.