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  • Nigeria 2-2 Korea Republic: Park Chu-Young's great free-kick

    South Korea finally ensure the knockout round of 16 after a 2-2 draw with Nigeria. The result left South Korea finished runner-up Group B.

    A draw on the Nigerians are making South Korea the second place finish in Group B with four points. While Argentina won the group after winning 2-0 from Greece.

    Very tight game going on Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday (06/22/2010). Nigeria lead the first via Kalu Uche scored in minute 12.

    South Korea equalized in the 38th minute through goals by Lee Jung-Soo header with just. At the beginning of the second half, South Korea's free-kick behind the lead through Park Chu-Young.

    Nigeria had an equalizer for a 2-2 from the penalty spot by Yakubu Aiyegbeni goals. But a draw was enough for South Korea to the knockout phase.

    The game

    Directly threaten South Korea at the beginning of the game. But right leg kick Lee Chung-yong are still less than perfect and still be in Nigeria next wicket in the 3rd minute.

    Chung-yong even had time to get treatment for a kick feed Yeom Ki-hun less than perfect. The threat continues to be done by South Korea but Ki Sung-yong shot still misses the point.

    However, Nigeria's first successful winner. At minute 12 Uche successfully continue the bait Chidi Odiah crossing with his right foot to the South Korean goalkeeper.

    0-1 Disadvantaged make South Korea tried to suppress. However, there has been no attacks that endanger the Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama escorted by the goalkeeper.

    Uche business in the 21st minute free-kick past the goalkeeper still melmabung in South Korea. While the threat of South Korea Park Chu Yongs pass easily secured by Enyeama.

    At minute 30, Nigeria threatened. Chinedu Obasi kick off towards the goal but can still be thwarted goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong.

    Six minutes later opportunities after Nigeria failed to produce a goal-kick Uche on the goalposts. But two minutes later, South Korea managed to equalize.

    Goals are scored by South Korean Jung-Soo Lee after welcoming a free kick Ki Sung-Yeung. Although greeted with a header but the ball had his legs and went inside.

    1-1 score stood until halftime. In the second half, Nigeria and South Korea the same as trying to suppress. But South Korean and successfully winning back the lead 2-1.

    At minute 49, a free kick Park Chu-Young landed smoothly on the Nigerian goal. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama unable to reach the ball.

    After several dangerous attacks from both teams earn a profit of Nigeria. The referee gave a penalty reward after Kim Nam-Il dropped in the box Ogbuke prohibited.

    Yakubu as executor did not throw away this opportunity and do a good job. The goal was to make the position to be 2-2 and Nigeria continue to mencaba opportunities.

    Nigeria continued to press until the minute the last minute. In the 89th minute Obinna a hard kick from outside the penalty box just off thinner alongside South Korean goalkeeper.

    The referee blew the whistle too long marks the end of the game. The players and supporters cheered South Korea because it ensures that the Asian teams advanced to the round of 16 large and will face Group A winners Uruguay.

    Team Line-up:

    Nigeria: 1-Vincent Enyeama; 17-Chidi Odiah, 6-Danny Shittu, 2-Joseph Yobo (21-Elderson Echiejile 46), 5-Rabiu Afolabi, 12-kalu Uche, 20-Dickson Etuhu, 13-Yusuf Ayila, 8 -Yakubu Aiyegbeni (18-Victor Obinna 70), 19-Chinedu Obasi, 4-Nwankwo Kanu (9-Obafemi Martins 57).

    South Korea: 18-Jung Sung-ryong; 22-Cha Du-ri, 12-Lee Young-Pyo, 4-Cho Yong-hyung, 14-Lee Jung-soo, 8-Kim Jung-woo, 16-Ki-Sung yong (13-Kim Jae-sung 87), 7-Park Ji-sung, 17-Lee Chung-yong, 10-Park Chu-young (15-Kim Dong-jin 90 +3), 19-Yeom Ki-hun ( 5-Kim Nam-il 64).


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