Three big chances: Uruguay and South Korea part with a draw

The duel started surprisingly: South Korea made the game, had more possession and acted gallantly in the duels. However, it was Uruguay who made the first attempts to score with Federico Valverde (20′) and Darwin Núñez (22′), who narrowly missed a cross. The South Americans were now better in the game.

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In the 33rd minute, the best chance so far: Ui-jo Hwang clearly missed a free-standing shot from just under ten meters. This was preceded by a precise cross pass from Moon-hwan Kim. Shortly before the end of the first half (43rd), the Celeste had their best opportunity: veteran Diego Godín hit the post with a powerful header after a corner.

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In the second 45 minutes, the game continued to be open, but for a long time without a real chance to score. The South Koreans’ flat passing game was no longer as accurate as in the first half, and long and high balls became more frequent. Edinson Cavani remained largely inconspicuous after his substitution.

The next more dangerous action (80th) came from Núñez, who fired a shot from the penalty area about a meter wide of the box. The last exclamation mark of the afternoon (89th) was in Valverde’s foot: he nailed the ball to the outer post from a distance. The conclusion of South Korean star Heung-min Son (90th) was not a problem for Uruguay keeper Sergio Rochet.

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