The fourth day men`s match of the EAFF E-1 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 FINAL KOREA REPUBLIC was held December 15th, 2019 at the Busan Asiad Stadium, pitting Korea Rep. against China PR.
In the 10th minute, China PR made a great pass from the right-wing, but forward TAN Long was not able to capitalize and the ball went wide of the right goalpost. 3 minutes later, Korea Rep. defender KIM Minjae put in a header from a well-placed corner-kick for the first goal of the match, putting Korea Rep. on the board 1-0.
Korea Rep. midfielder NA Sangho showed some aggression during the 27th minute of the match, taking a penalty-area shot off of a well-placed corner-kick and then rushing the penalty area a few minutes later. Unfortunately, both shots went wide of the right goalpost.
Korea Rep. had a good free-kick scoring opportunity from slightly outside of penalty area during the 35th minute, but JU Se Jong`s shot went wide of the left goalpost. In the 38th minute, LEE Yeongjae had similar opportunity, but that ball also went wide of the left goalpost.
In the second half, Korea Rep. started off with a fast attack, but in the 47th minute NA Sangho ran so fast that the ball dropped on the left side of the net. 7 minutes later, LEE Yeongjae attempted a free-kick, but the shot went over the crossbar.
In the 57th minute, LEE Jeonghyeop passed to LEE Yeongjae from the right side. LEE Yeongjae attempted a strong shot, the ball was off-target.
China PR wanted to stay on the attack, but DONG Xuesheng did not receive a pass from his teammate as he rushed into the penalty area. In the 74th minute, China PR`s JIANG Zhipeng had another opportunity with a free-kick, but it was cleared by Korea Rep.
Although Korea Rep. maintained ball possession, they missed many scoring opportunities. The China PR team only had 2 shots. This match ended in a 1-0 Korea Rep. victory.