Argentina would move close to clinching first place in Group B with a 4-1 win over South Korea on Thursday.
The scoring would open with a bit of luck for Argentina as a cross deflected of South Korea’s Park Chu-Young in the 16th minute for an own goal. About 17 minutes later, Argentina extended their lead to 2-0 with a Gonzalo Higuain header. It would be the first of three goals for the Real Madrid player.
Argentina did have a few problems including a defensive lapse that allowed South Korea’s Lee Chung-Yong to score in stoppage time of the first half.
The second half saw both teams get chances including a great chance for South Korea to level the match but they couldn’t convert. Finally, in the 76th minute, Higuain scored his second of the match to give Argentina a 3-1 lead. He would add another in the 80th minute to make it 4-1 and give his side the three points.
Argentina will face Greece next while South Korea has a crucial match against Nigeria.
Argentina 4-1 South Korea Goal Videos
Argentina 1-0 South Korea – (Park Chu-Young) 16′
Argentina 2-0 South Korea – (Higuain) 33′
Argentina 2-1 South Korea – (Lee Chung-Yong) 45′
Argentina 3-1 South Korea – (Higuain) 76′
Argentina 4-1 South Korea – (Higuain) 80′
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