Goyang City: Head coach Jia Xiuquan was pleased with China PR’s performance in their 2-1 win against Korea Republic in the first leg of their Tokyo 2020 Olympics Playoff tie at the Goyang Stadium on Thursday.
Both teams were playing competitive football for the first time in over a year with China striking first through Xin Zhang before Korea Republic’s Kang Chae-rim levelled the score to put the sides on equal terms going into the break.
However, Wang Shuang's 73rd-minute penalty proved to be the difference in a hard-fought contest and China only need to avoid defeat in Tuesday’s second leg in Suzhou to advance to the Tokyo Olympics. .....
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