Ecuador crashed out of the spherical of 16 of the U-20 World Cup in Argentina on Thursday, shedding 2-3 in opposition to struggling South Korea on Sunday, making a remaining push within the mini-tri. Semi-final in opposition to Nigeria.
Kendry Páez’s class wasn’t sufficient this time. The staff, led by Miguel Bravo, heads house after a really relentless match on the Único Madre de Ciudades Stadium in Santiago del Estero.
Within the ten-minute blackout, Korea struck twice via Lee Youngjun (11m) and Bae Junho (19m).
The South People transformed a Justin Cuero (m.36) penalty earlier than the break, however had been punished by a Choi Seokyun header after a poor begin by Gilmer Napa (m.48) early within the second interval.
Sebastian Gonzalez reduce on the finish (84m), however Korea held on to win. A tragic finish for Ecuador, who’ve gained the World Cup up to now. A 9-0 win over Fiji is a protracted shot immediately.
Bravo’s staff began to faint they usually had been two targets down once they wished to really feel it.
The primary was born from a tempered cross from Bae Junho to the chest of Lee Youngjun who, with out dropping the ball, fired a glancing napa. It was the primary harmful play by Asians. A murals.
Ecuador remained sluggish. Aside from Kendry Páez, nobody dared to step ahead. In the meantime, a superb World Cup signing, Kim Yongguk, made life hell for the defenders.
Virtually by recession got here second. One other murals, this time from Bae Junho, acquired away from Daniel de la Cruz, misdirecting Napa with a fragile minimize to make it 0-2.
A second blow inside ten minutes. Ecuador’s defenses are apparent. It was Baez who saved his staff with a solo journey that led to a debatable penalty from Park Sangwoo.
The Korean full-back grabs him barely from behind along with his fingers and the star of the final U-17 South American recreation feels the contact and goes down.
The Oceane Nation instantly referred to as it quits. VAR referred to as him, however he saved his determination.
Pores and skin low cost within the middle. Ecuador instantly acquired into the sport beneath the baton of Baez. Emotions couldn’t have been higher at half-time, however early within the second half they acquired a 3rd and decidedly chilly water.
This time it was a nook, and the loser this time was Napa, who miscalculated the beginning, and Choi Seokyun regarded like a airplane there. Head to stay and stick.
Nevertheless, Bravo’s males didn’t hand over and dreamed of a comeback, with Sebastian Gonzalez poaching a rebound inside the world within the 84th minute.
“If we will! Sure, we will!”, shouted the stands. However as a result of it was not potential, the Ecuadorian gamers had been heartbroken on the sector. (D)