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China, South Korea secure place in 2019 Asian Cup 2nd round

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

and have secured their places in the Asian Cup round of 16 with one group stage match to go, after defeating the 3-0 and 1-0 in Group C.

First, prevailed over the on the strength of a brace by Lei Wu, who opened the scoring in the dying minutes of the first half on a precise shot that got past with five minutes to go before the stoppage time on Friday night.

Five minutes after the one hour mark, struck again on a volley, connecting a cross by Junmin Hao, while an unmarked scored China's third goal in the 80th minute on a close range header, punishing the defenders for failure to clear the ball, reports news.

Later in on Friday night, topped 1-0 thanks to a first half goal by forward Min-jae Kim with a header off a cross by Chul Hong.

After the second Group C matchday, tops the table with two wins, on goal differential ahead of South Korea, while third-placed and are already out of the tournament.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 12:54 IST
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