After giving up a goal against Portugal in the fifth minute, things were looking bleak for South Korea when it came to contention for the round of 16. However, Kim Young-gwon finally got a breakthrough for the Asian side to put them right back in the knockout mix.
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South Korea still need to find another goal, as a draw is not going to be enough for them to advance to the round of 16. They’ll also need some help from Ghana, who have fallen behind 2-0 to Uruguay. Ultimately, that result won’t matter unless South Korea find another goal.
Portugal have not played their top side in this match, and can cruise into the knockout round even with a loss. We’ll see how hard they play in the rest of this contest and if South Korea will get some more attacking openings as the match moves on.