Team K-League’s Lee Soon-min celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the first leg of the 2023 Coupang Play Series match between Team K-League and Atletico Madrid at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul, on July 27.
Team K-League, a team composed of top K-League players, won against Spanish Primera Liga powerhouse Atletico Madrid.
Team K-League came from behind to win 3-2 in the first leg of the Coupang Series against Team K-League at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sunday, thanks to a goal from Lee Sun-min just before the end of the match.
Atletico Madrid, visiting Korea for the first time since the club’s founding, entertained soccer fans with a high-level performance in front of 58,903 fans.
Atletico Madrid put their heart and soul into the match against Team K-League, starting Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Koke, and Rodrigo de Paul.
As expected, the early flow was in Madrid’s favor. Dictating play from the start with short passes, Atletico Madrid opened the scoring in the 12th minute. On a counterattack, Griezmann’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun, and Toma Lemar slotted home the rebound.
Team K-League fought back. However, Lee Seung-woo’s decisive shot was blocked by the opposing defense. Na Sang-ho and Baek Seung-ho missed the target.
After a brief moment of panic from Team K-League’s counterattack, Atletico Madrid regained the lead through individual efforts from Griezmann and De Paul.
However, Atletico Madrid’s luck was not on their side, as Stefan Savic’s header and Griezmann’s shot hit the post.
In addition, Lee Chang-geun, the Team K League goalkeeper, made a number of saves. Lee was most impressive after the goal, stopping all of the crucial shots on goal.
Atletico Madrid made a change at the start of the second half, substituting all 11 players. Team K-League also brought on Sejingya, Cho Hyun-woo, and Gerso to give a number of players a chance.
Team K-League took their chances and equalized four minutes into the second half. From a free kick, Sejingya sent in a precise cross that Anton redirected with his head to tie the game.
After that, K-League increased their offense, but their final passes and crosses were not precise enough to create a decisive scoring opportunity.
Atletico Madrid, who had been calmly defending and taking their chances, took the lead again in the 39th minute through a goal by Carlos Martin.
However, Atletico Madrid’s celebration was short-lived.
Team K League earned a penalty kick in the 41st minute when Gerso was fouled in the box, and Palocevic calmly slotted it home with his left foot to restore parity.
With momentum on their side, Team K-League sealed the win with a goal from Lee Soon-min in stoppage time. 카지노사이트 Lee Soon-min scored the winning goal with a precise right-footed shot into the corner from the front of the penalty area.