[ 23-01-2015 ]

S. Korea a place in Asian Cup semi

Child Heung-min scored twice in additional time to give South Korea a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan and send them into semi-finals of the Asian Cup.

The midfielder got on the end of Kim Jin-su's cross and headed the ball through the hands of Uzbekistan guardian Ignatiy Nesterov to break the gridlock after the 104 minutes of end-to-end activity at the Rectangular Stadium.

His second accompanied time running out toward the end of the second period when substitute fullback Cha Du-ri pursued the conservative and focused for Son to crash the ball left-footed into the highest point of the net.

The South Koreans, looking for their first Asian title since 1960, had confronted a few apprehensive minutes in the second time of additional time yet held firm to set up a gathering with Iran or Iraq in Sydney on Monday for a spot in the last.

The quarter-last was the first match to complete all square following 90 minutes in 25 diversions at the competition.

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