28 February 2024

The women’s national soccer team lost 1-5 to Portugal. A match was held in two consecutive away games

By pestfood.com

The women’s national soccer team lost 1-5 to Portugal, finishing the two consecutive away games of the A match with one win and one loss.
The women’s national soccer team (ranking 20th in FIFA) led by coach Colin Bell lost 1-5 in a friendly match against Portugal (ranked 21st) at 3:15 a.m. on the 28th (Korea time) in Antonio Coimbra da Mota, Lisbon. While Korea was leading 0-5, Son Hwa-yeon scored a comeback goal in the 34th minute of the second half. As a result, Korea was defeated in the first face-off between the two teams.

The women’s national soccer team, which won 2-1 against the Czech Republic on the 25th, will finish the two consecutive A-match away games with one win and one loss due to the defeat against Portugal.

Manager Colin Bell brought up the 3-5-2 formation. Choi Yu-ri (Birmingham) and Casey Pair (Angel City) formed a two-top team just like they did in the match against the Czech Republic, while Ji So-yeon (Seattle Lane), Lee Min-ah (Incheon Hyundai Steel), and Cho So-hyun (Birmingham) formed the midfield.

Choo Hyo-joo (Incheon Hyundai Steel) and Lee Eun-young (Changnyeong WFC) were deployed as wingbacks on both sides, while Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), and Kim Hye-ri (Incheon Hyundai Steel) made the three-back. Jungmi Kim (Incheon Hyundai Steel) wore gloves for the goalkeeper.

Early in the game, Portugal used Jessica Silva to persistently target the right side. In the 5th minute of the first half, Jessica Silva made a threatening breakthrough and crossed into the penalty box, but it did not reach her teammate’s toes.

Ji So-yeon, who scored a free-kick goal in the last match against the Czech Republic, tried to turn the atmosphere around with a free-kick once again. In the 11th minute of the first half, South Korea won a free-kick from a rather long distance, and Ji So-yeon boldly aimed for the goal, but it failed to lead to an effective shot.

Portugal took the lead while a rather frustrating trend was unfolding. In the 18th minute of the first half, Joana Marchang attempted a bold left-footed mid-range shot after receiving the ball from a long distance. The shot went to the front of the net, but the Jungmi Kim failed to handle it properly while trying to catch the ball, leading to Portugal’s first goal.

Soon after, Choi hoped to score the equalizer, but the goal was not recognized and she swallowed the disappointment. In the 25th minute of the first half, goalkeeper Pereia connected a pass to the defender in Portugal’s goal kick situation. At this time, Choi cut off the ball with active pressure and shook the net. However, a foul was declared because Choi went into the penalty box before the goalkeeper handled the goal kick.

In the 37th minute of the first half, Korea contributed an additional goal. Encarnasang, who grabbed the ball from the left side, attempted to shoot from the penalty arc, which was deflected off Kim Hye-ri. The deflected ball went into the net with a superb course towards the near post, widening the gap for Portugal.

Just before the end of the first half, Portugal scored two goals in a row. Jessica Silva blocked Lee’s clearance at the 45th minute of the first half under pressure from the right side, and Jungmi Kim saved Pariah’s shot, which had a one-on-one chance. However, Pariah pushed the ball back into the net. Two minutes later, Portugal cut off Korea’s ball in the midfield and Jessica Silva calmly finished the one-on-one chance.

Coach Colin Bell tried to turn the atmosphere around by using a replacement card as soon as he entered the second half. Lee Min-ah and Shim Seo-yeon were out, and Son Hwa-yeon and Kang Chae-rim were put in a change to 4 back. Son Hwa-yeon and Kang Chae-rim were placed on the left and right sides, respectively, bringing energy to the sides. In particular, as soon as Son Hwa-yeon entered, she began to crack the opponent’s defense with a sharp cross.

However, Portugal scored the first goal of the second half as well. Jessica Silva had a one-on-one chance at the 6th minute of the second half when her teammate passed the ball from the back. Jessica Silva calmly pushed the ball into the empty net after beating Jungmi Kim.

The Taeguk Nangja were dragged by a big score difference, but they continued to show their fighting spirit. In the 14th minute of the second half, the opposing goalkeeper failed to handle the cross from the right, and the ball flowed out. After Son Hwa-yeon caught the ball, she passed it to Ji So-yeon, who was behind her, and Ji So-yeon immediately shot, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper.

In the 27th minute of the second half, Chun Garam was put in place of Casey Fair, burning his will to chase the goal. Son Hwa-yeon, who was on the left, moved to the center, and Chun Garam added sharpness from the left side. 퀸알바

Korea finally scored the chasing goal. In the 34th minute of the second half, Kang Chae-rim crossed from the right side. The cross headed to the net with an exquisite course and the opposing goalkeeper made a mistake in the process. Son Hwa-yeon, who was in the gate, quickly connected it with a shot to get one goal back, and the game ended with Korea’s 1-5 loss.