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.