In the second qualifying round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup in Asia, Bentuho advanced to the final qualifying stage with an undefeated streak by defeating Lebanon with the goal of 'Captain' Heung-Min Son's penalty kick.
In the final match between Lebanon and Qatar at the Goyang Stadium on the 13th, in the final match of Group H of the Asian region's second qualifying round, the Korean national football team won 2-1 with an own goal and Son Heung-min's penalty kick.
In the second qualifying round of Group H, Korea went undefeated in six consecutive matches (5 wins, 1 draw, 16 points), and advanced to the final qualifying stage as Group H.
However, Korea conceded a goal to Lebanon first, and regretfully missed the second qualifying round 'completing no goals'.
Korea, which has completed the 2nd qualifying round, will begin the final qualifying stage in which 12 teams compete from September.
The draw for the final qualifiers is scheduled for July 1, with the final qualifiers with 10 matches per team taking place in September, October and November and January and March 2022.
Bentuho, who had already secured a place in the final qualifier regardless of the result of the Lebanon match by winning a 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka on the 9th, put in the best members who had rested against Sri Lanka against Lebanon.
The national team came out with a 4-4-2 tactic with Son Heung-min and Hwang Ui-jo as two-top strikers, Song Min-kyu and Kwon Chang-hoon on the left and right wings, and Lee Jae-sung and Jung Woo-young in the midfield.
The left and right fullbacks were Hong Chul and Kim Mun-hwan, and Park Ji-soo and Kim Young-kwon scrambled as central defense.
Kim Seung-gyu became the goalkeeper.
At the beginning of the game, Korea's poor ball handling by Kim Mun-hwan became an excuse for conceding.
In the 12th minute of the first half, Moonhwan Kim tried to hit the ball and was taken away and allowed a counterattack, and Hassan Sadd of Lebanon, who caught the ball near the front of the goal area, scored with a left-footed turning shot.
Hassan Thaad is a forward who played 11 games for the K League 2 Ansan Greeners last year.
South Korea missed the goal in the 16th minute of the first half by Lee Jae-sung's long-range shot, and in the 26th minute, when Son Heung-min's right footed shot crossed the goal line, Lebanese defender Maher Sabra kicked the goal, unfortunately.
South Korea, who finished the first half 0-1, replaced Lee Jae-seong with Nam Tae-hee at the start of the second half, and the equalizer was scored in the fifth minute of the second half.
Heung-min Son's right corner kick headed by Song Min-gyu from the front of the goal area was deflected by Lebanese defender Sabra's head, and it went into the left corner of the goal.
The goal was scored as an own goal by Sabra.
It was a moment where Song Min-gyu's header ability, who scored 5 goals with his head in K-League 1 this season, stood out.
Korea, who balanced the game, overturned the game with a comeback goal from 'Captain' Heung-Min Son in the 20th minute of the second half.
In the counterattack situation, Heung-Min Son's penetration pass was dribbled by Nam Tae-hee from the right side of the penalty area, and the ball touched Lebanese defender Joan Omari's hand, and the referee declared a penalty kick for a handball foul.
Son Heung-min took the penalty kick in the 20th minute of the second half and scored the winning goal from the comeback, immediately ran to the relay camera and made '23' with his finger and said, "Christian, stay strong. I love you." held a ceremony shouting
23 is Eriksen's jersey number for Tottenham.
Heung-Min Son's ceremony was a moving scene in which he sent his regards to ex-Tottenham teammate Christian Eriksen, who was 'of the same age' who collapsed at the 2020 European Football Championship.
After the match, Heung-Min Son was awarded the Man of the Match (MOM) award given to the player who performed the best on the day.
After finishing the 2-1 victory, the Taegeuk warriors clapped their hands and expressed their gratitude to the fans who visited the Goyang Sports Complex.
(Photo = Yonhap News)