Asian Games: South Korea wins third bronze medal in women’s soccer
Safrin La Batu
The Jakarta Post
South Korea’s persistence on the field paid off when they secured their third Asian Games bronze medal in women’s soccer by beating Chinese Taipei 4-0 at the Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium at Jakabaring Sports City in Palembang, South Sumatra, on Friday.
South Korea won their first bronze medal at the 2010 Games when they defeated host China 2-0. They also claimed bronze by beating Vietnam 3-0 when they hosted the Games in 2014.
In Friday’s match, South Korea came out guns blazing, with forward Lee Geum-min being the lynchpin. Midfielder Ji Soy-un scored the opener in the 18th minute and Lee headed in the second goal in the 31st.
In the second half, South Korea scored two more through midfielders Lee Min-a in the 78th minute and Moon Mira in the 90th.
South Korea fielded five players in defense and this proved effective as it blunted Chinese Taipei’s attacks.
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