South Korea controlled most of the match and they can excel in advance thanks to the hard kick Lee Keun-Hoo that forced Igor Akinfeev made a blunder. Russia could eventually equalized with goals from Aleksandr Kerzhakov.
Both teams play each other trying to grope each opposing force in five minutes early. After that, the South began to slightly dominate the course of action.
Ginseng squad is looking forward to playing the pass quickly from foot to foot. Russia also tried to suppress by applying strict pressing. Ki Sung-Yong et al was difficult to penetrate the penalty box that Fabio Capello's team.
In the 32nd minute, Russia gained a free kick from a distance of about 30 meters. Directly used by the opportunity to try out the skill Ignashevich South Korean goalkeeper. The ball was perfectly still be driven by Jung Sung-Ryong.
Three minutes later, turn South Korea who had a golden opportunity. Koo Ja-Cheol release hard kick from a distance of about 25 meters. The ball hit a defender and raced toward the opponent's turn slightly to the left of goalkeeper Akinfeev.
South Korea continued to dominate the game. However, they still can not maximize that advantage to score a goal. Until the end of the first half, the score remained 0-0.
In the second half, Russia still unable to overcome the dominance of the South game. Even directly threatened their goal in the 50th minute. Again, Koo Ja-Cheol could be dangerous kick. However, the opportunity was still fairly well anticipated by Akinfeev.
South Korean impasse was resolved in 68 minutes. Counterattack Ginseng squad that made the score 1-0. Lee Keun-Hoo got the chance to kick the ball from a distance of about 20 yards after getting assists from Kook-Young Han. The ball came rushing right towards Igor Akinfeev. He can block the ball, but could not master it perfectly so that the skin round end into the net.
Russia immediately responded to Change the goals of the two players. The results are immediately visible in the 74th minute. Aleksandr Kerzhakov broke into South Korean goalkeeper after the use of chaos in front of goal utilizing Andrey Eschenko assists. The score to 1-1.
The goal, plus the inclusion of several senior players making Russia rose. They take advantage of the momentum to continue to press the defense of South Korea.
Russia had several times creating a tempest in front of goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong. However, no additional goals are created until the referee ended the match in the second round. The party ended in a 1-1 draw.
With this result, the South Korean squad is ranked second in the standings with a collection of 1 point. Russia is just below the Ginseng State squad. The first rank is occupied by Belgians a 2-1 win over Algeria.
Russia: Akinfeev; Eshchenko, Ignashevich, Berezutskiy, Kombarov; Samedov, Fayzulin, Glushakov (Kerzhakov), Zhirkov (Kerzhakov), Shatov (Dzagoev); Kokorin.
Reserves: Kozlov, Schennikov, Semenov, Kannunikov, Denisov, Dzagoev, Kerzhakov, Lodygin, Grenade, Mogilevets, Ryzhikov, Ionov.
South Korea: Jung Sung-Ryong; Yong Lee, Yong-Gwon Kim, Hong Jeong-Ho (Hwang Seok-Ho), Yoon Suk-Young; Ki Sung-Yong, Han Kook-Young, Lee Chung-Yong, Koo Ja-Cheol; Park Chu-Young (Keun-Ho Lee), Son Heung-Min (Kim Bo-Kyung).
Reserves: Chang-Soo Kim, Kwak Tae-Hwi, Hwang Seok-Ho, Kim Bo-Kyung, Ha Dae-Sung, Lee Keun-Ho, Park Jong-Woo, Kim Shin-Wook, Ji Dong-Won, Kim Seung-gyu, Park Joo-Ho, Lee Beom-Young.