France GK Kim Jun-hong’s stunning save shows ‘light’ four years ago [U-20 World Cup]

Kim Jun-hong’s stunning save made France cry.

The South Korea U-20 national soccer team earned three valuable points with a 2-1 victory over France in their first match of Group F at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza, Argentina, on Wednesday (June 23).

It was a day to shine for Lee Seung-won, who opened the scoring with a brilliant counter-attack in the first half, and Lee Young-joon, who opened the French goal with a stunning header. However, it was goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong who made a brilliant save to deny France any hope of a comeback.

Kim put on one of the best save shows of the day. In the first half, there were very few shots on goal, but he was up to the task of stopping the French offense in the second half.

Kim Jun-hong started the match in the 12th minute when he saved Jordand Semedo’s left-footed shot. Then, in the 49th minute, he made a great save from Park Hyun-bin’s header as it headed towards goal.

In the 65th minute, Kim Jun-hong was cautioned for a collision with Malamine Efekele and missed a penalty kick due to a poor decision by the referee. He suffered neck pain during the collision and looked like he might have to be substituted, but he didn’t take off his goalkeeping gloves.

Kim continued to make saves. In the 86th minute, he saved a crucial shot from Alexis Thibodeau with his body to keep the game level. He then followed it up with a steady hand to a sharp cross from France.

Kim Jun-Hong could have kept a clean sheet if it weren’t for some dubious calls from the referee. He was solid and a force to be reckoned with in the face of a France side that fired a whopping 23 shots on target.

Kim’s performance was reminiscent of Lee Kwang-yeon, who led South Korea to the final four years ago. Back then, Lee Kwang-yeon made fantastic saves in every game to help South Korea reach its first FIFA-organized men’s soccer final. Fans even nicknamed him “Light Kwangyeon” after his performance. And what a performance it was.메이저사이트

Kim Jun-hong was no match for Lee Kwang-yeon. The defense, which defended with all their might, also shone, but it was Kim who was the hero, hitting all the shots on goal except for the penalty kick.

Meanwhile, South Korea beat France for the first time in the U-20 tournament thanks to a series of stunning saves by Kim Jun-hong. It was also their first win over a European opponent in 20 years, since a 2-0 victory over Germany in 2003.

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