Nigerian media “Asian Tigers’ surprise attack shatters ‘Flying Eagles’ dreams”

“The ‘Flying Eagles’ dreams were shattered by the surprise attack of the Asian Tigers.”

The South Korea U-20 football team advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 for the second consecutive year with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria after extra-time at the Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, on Friday (June 5).

After 90 minutes of goalless first-half action, extra-time arrived. South Korea scored the winning goal when Choi Seok-hyun headed home a corner kick from Lee Seung-won.

Nigeria fought back but were unable to penetrate the Korean defense. Apart from Eltu’s shot in the first half, there were no other threats. After the goal, the Nigerians tried to fight back, but Korea’s defense, led by Kim Jun-hong, was too solid.

The result sees South Korea advance to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive time in 2019, while Nigeria’s hopes of reaching the last four for the first time in 18 years, since 2005, were dashed.

“The dreams of the Flying Eagles (Nigeria) were shattered by the surprise attack of the Asian Tigers (South Korea),” Nigerian media outlet SoccerNet reported.메이저놀이터

“Both South Korea and Nigeria were too cautious in the first half, trying to avoid conceding goals,” the publication said. “Nigeria was more adventurous, but only tested the goalkeeper once.”

“Korea made a breakthrough in the first five minutes of extra time and scored. Nigeria gave everything they had, but the Korean defense was too difficult to break down.”

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