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Lebanon 0-0 South Korea: Son Heung-min disappointed audiences in South Korea's goalless draw

Lebanon 0-0 South Korea: Son Heung-min disappointed audiences in South Korea's goalless draw

Let us see the latest results as well as the score of Lebanon vs South Korea match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup - AFC 2nd qualification round.

Final score: Lebanon vs South Korea (FT: 0-0)

Having the advantage to play at home ground, however, Lebanon's players did not attack too much. They constantly defended in a low block to hurdle the attackers of their opponent. Moreover, Lebanon also marked tightly Son Heung-min who always played a vital role in South Korea's attacking system. As a consequence, Son Heung-min's efforts could not help him score a goal for himself. Although South Korea possessed the game right after the match was kicked off, they could not find a way to pass the ball into the penalty area of Lebanon.

Because of that, all the attacks launched by South Korea ended with long shots, which were usually off-target. Also, Heung-Min Son hardly had the ball to play wildly as he did in Tottenham Hotspur, while the other attackers such as Ui-Jo Hwang or In-Beom Hwang did nothing special. In the second half, head coach Paulo Bento pushed his team to find a goal by adding more attackers namely Hee-Chan Hwang, Shin-Wook Kim, and Kang-In Lee.

Nevertheless, South Korea still be stuck in attacks. Besides that, when South Korean players tried to score a goal, they gradually neglected to defend. It was when Lebanon started launching quick-counter plays, which were their strongest point. If Lebanese players had been happier, they would have scored a goal to end the game as the winner. However, the final score was 0-0. South Korea still stands in the first place, while Lebanon jumps up at the second with only 1 point lower.

 

Lebanon vs South Korea match information

Time: 21:00 (GMT+8) on November 14th

Venue: Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium

‎‎Competition: Asia 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Leading Group H after 3 matches, however, the difference between South Korea and other teams is not too large. While holding the same point with North Korea, they have only 1 point higher than that of Lebanon. Therefore, 3 points against Lebanon will help the South Korea team go on standing in the first position. It can be a relatively easy mission for head coach Paulo Bento and his players.

Currently, the South Korea team is having an eight-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. The last time the South Korea team lost happened in January when they were defeated by Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup. Last month, they even won 8-0 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup qualification round. A weak team as Lebanon seems to have no chance to gain points from South Korea, especially when they lost too many games in 2019.

Although Lebanon has the advantage to play at home ground, they cannot be considered an appropriate opponent against South Korea. With Lebanon players, defeating South Korea at the moment is such an impossible task. Because of that, they ought to concentrate on the next match against North Korea, the team competing for the second place at Group H with them.

Lebanon vs South Korea possible lineups:

Lebanon: Mehdi Khalil, Nour Mansour, Mootaz Jounaidi, Joan Oumari, Kassem El-Zein, Mohamad Haidar, Nader Matar, Adnan Haidar, Hassan Maatouk, Hassan Chaito, Rabih Ataya.

South Korea: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Young-gwon, Lee Yong, Kim Jin-su, Park Joo-ho, Lee Jae-sung, Jung Woo-young, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Shin-wook, Son Heung min, Hwang Ui-jo.