The wall of ‘Soccer Closing House’ was high.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, faced England in the Arnold Clark Cup first leg held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England on the 17th at 4:45 am (Korean time) and lost 0-4.
Korea took out a 3-4-3 formation. Kang Chae-rim, Son Hwa-yeon, and Choi Yu-ri aimed to score, and Jang Seul-gi and Choo Hyo-joo acted as both wingbacks. Lee Geum-min and Kim Yun-ji took charge of the midfield, and Lim Seon-joo, Hong Hye-ji and Kim Hye-ri formed the back three. The goalkeeper’s gloves were worn by Kim Jung-mi.
England started out in a 4-3-3 formation. Chloe Kelly, Alessia Russo, and Lauren James were up front, with Ella Toon, Leah Williamson, and Georgia Stanway forming the midfield. Alex Greenwood, Jess Carter, Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, and goalkeeper Mary Earps guarded the goal.
Korea made a good scene first메이저사이트 Hyo-joo Choo, who entered the box in the 5th minute of the first half, fired a left-footed shot, which was safely caught by goalkeeper Earth.
England had a chance in the 15th minute. Toon, who caught the ball from the right flank, fired a right-footed shot, but Kim Jung-mi blocked it.
England tried to score again. Number 16 fired a shot after breaking through alone, and the ball was deflected. However, Kim Jeong-mi calmly hit the ball.
England had a decisive chance in the 38th minute of the first half. In the process of breaking through the box, James tripped on Jang Seul-gi’s right foot and the referee immediately declared a penalty kick. Stanway, who started as a kicker, shook the net with an accurate shot.
The first half ended with Korea trailing 0-1.
As the second half began, England added a goal. Kelly, who caught the ball from the left flank, rolled inside and fired a shot, and the ball headed into the corner out of reach of goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi.
In the 5th minute of the second half, England took the lead again by one goal. Greenwood, who caught the ball from the left flank, fired a sharp cross, and Russo put his right foot in and scored.
In the 12th minute of the second half, Korea invited Kang Chae-rim and Kim Yoon-ji to the bench and put in Park Ye-eun and Shim Seo-yeon.
England scored their fourth. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Bronze fell in front of Korea’s box and the ball flew in front of James, and James calmly fired a right-footed shot to score.
In the 41st minute of the second half, Korea replaced Hong Hye-ji and Son Hwa-yeon with Chun Garam and Jang Yu-bin.
4 minutes of extra time were given in the second half, but the game ended with Korea losing 0-4.