SoKor edges Azkals in AFC Asian Cup

Sun.Star Baguio - - Primesports -

MANILA -- South Ko­rea did not ex­pect AFC Asian Cup debu­tant Philip­pines to be this tough.

Still, the fa­vored Kore­ans walked away with a hard­fought 1-0 win against the Azkals in Dubai on Mon­day night.

Hwang Ui-Jo scored the lone goal of the match on the 66th minute, con­vert­ing on a Hwang HeeChan feed just out­side the penalty box.

De­spite the de­feat, the Azkals showed grit es­pe­cially in the de­fen­sive end as they kept South Ko­rea goal­less for over an hour be­fore the Hwang Ui-Jo goal.

The Azkals will next face China, 2-1 win­ner over Kyr­gyzs­tan in the other game.

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