Son helps South Korea reach Asian Games semis after late penalty

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced South Korea’s captain Son Heung-min gestures during the men’s football round of 16 match between Iran and South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games in Cikarang on August 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHITottenham forward Son Heung-min helped South Korea reach the Asian Games semi-finals as the defending champions beat Uzbekistan 4-3 in an extra-time cliffhanger on Monday.The World Cup star, who is in Indonesia chasing a gold medal that would spare him a career-threatening spell of military service, produced a pair of smart assists for hat-trick hero Hwang Ui-jo before a late Hwang Hee-chan penalty sent the Koreans through.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Anxious athletes from quake-hit Lombok hope to spread smiles back home Japan-based Hwang smashed in his seventh of the competition with a dipping shot from long distance to restore his side’s advantage 10 minutes before the break.However, Korean hopes of advancing to the semi-finals almost evaporated in the space of two calamitous second-half minutes.Ikromjon Alibaev fired Uzbekistan level in the 53rd minute after finding himself unmarked at the back post.Moments later, the midfielder tried his luck from range and got a huge slice of luck as the ball took a wicked deflection off Hwang Hyun-soo and trickled into the net.Hwang Ui-jo — like Son hoping for an exemption from military service — struck back, latching on to a Son through-ball to complete his hat-trick with aplomb after 75 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms As Spurs prepared to visit Manchester United in the Premier League some 7,000 miles away, Son was the driving force as the Koreans squeezed through to face either Syria or Vietnam in the last four.The 26-year-old South Korea captain provided a superb assist after just five minutes in Bekaski, near Jakarta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was the tournament’s top scorer Hwang Ui-jo who scored the opener, tucking away his sixth goal after a brilliant run from Son.But Jaloliddin Masharipov pounced on South Korea’s defensive hesitation to equalize with a sharp finish after 17 minutes. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Son then let fly with a ferocious left-foot shot that whistled past the post as the Koreans went in search of a winner in normal time.Already booked, Alibaev was sent off for a shove early in the first period of extra time.Both teams looked out on their feet after going toe-to-toe in sapping humidity but as a penalty shootout loomed, Hwang Hee-chan triggered ecstatic scenes from the Koreans as he stepped up to blast home from the spot after a foul on Hwang Ui-jo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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