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4 August 2012
• Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Referee: W. Roldán
• Attendance: 70171
Great Britain U23
A. Ramsey 36'
Korea Republic U23 won 5 - 4 on penalties
Korea Republic U23
Dong-Won Ji 29'
It's all over Korea advance to the semi-finals after beating GB 5-4 on penalties. They now play Brazil in the last four of the tournament.
120' + 10'
Pen SO GoalKi Sung-Yueng
GOALL!!! Ki Sung-Yeung scores from the spot and Korea win the shootout. 5-4
120' + 9'
Pen SO MissDaniel Sturridge
MISSS!! Sturridge misses for GB. 4-4
120' + 8'
Pen SO GoalJong-Woo Park
GOALL!!! Park scores for Korea. 4-4
120' + 7'
Pen SO GoalRyan Giggs
GOALL!!! Giggs scores for GB. 4-3
120' + 6'
Pen SO GoalSeok-Ho Hwang
GOALL!!! Hwang scores for Korea. 3-3
120' + 5'
Pen SO GoalCraig Dawson
GOALL!!! Dawson scores for GB. 3-2
120' + 4'
Pen SO GoalSung-Dong Baek
GOALL!! Baek scores for Korea. 2-2
120' + 3'
Pen SO GoalTom Cleverley
GOAL!!! Cleverley scores for GB. 2-1
120' + 2'
Pen SO GoalKoo Ja-Cheol
GOALL!! Koo scores for Korea. 1-1
120' + 1'
Pen SO GoalAaron Ramsey
GOALL!!! Ramsey scores for GB. 1-0 GB
Yellow CardBum-Young Lee
That's it we're going to penalties after neither side can force a winner in extra-time.
Sturridge has a great chance to force a save from Lee from a free-kick but it goes well past the post. What a waste.
There's a lot of tired legs out on the pitch as both teams are looking jaded and void of ideas, it definitely seems as though this game is going to penalties.
A great tackle from Steven Caulker stops a Korean attack in it's tracks, just when the Kim was about to pull the trigger on his shot.
The game is bit stretched at the moment, a mistake from either team could be costly at this stage. Korea are looking hungrier than GB now for the win. As Pearce's side seem happy for the game to go to a shootout.
GB are struggling going forward now, fatigue is looking like it's affecting them as well, as they just can't get the numbers needed in the box to pose a threat to the Koreans.
Korea are on the attack again and are looking dangerous if anyone's going to win this in extra-time it's looking like them. GB's defence is looking a little bit shaky.
It's half-time in extra-time and it's Korea who've had the better chances in the opening period, they should have really scored. GB have looked good in possession but haven't forced the issue.
CHANCE!!! It's Ji again for Korea and he's somehow missed a free header from two yards after no-one in a blue shirt picked him up from a free-kick. The Sunderland striker really should have hit the back of the net from there.
It's GB who are seeing most of the ball during this period of extra-time, Korea seem content to sit back and hit Pearce's side on the break. Whether that's tactical or due to fatigue remains to be seen.
Close!!! Ramsey does well down the right and tries to force a ball across the face of goal but some good defending from Korea prevents the ball from reaching Sturridge who was well placed in the six-yard box.
CHANCE!!! Now it's Korea's turn to threaten and Sung-Yong comes so close to scoring but his effort is saved by Butland after he was put behind the GB defence. The save from the GB keeper isn't great though as the ball is still in the danger area and Ji nearly capitalises but he can't get his header on target.
CHANCE!!! So close for GB but the ball just didn't break for Cleverley in the area after Sturridge had done well down the left beating his man before putting in a cross but the Manchester United midfielder just couldn't get there and the ball was cleared.
We're underway in extra-time at the Millennium Stadium.
That's it we're going to extra-time and we've got another 30 minutes of action. Can either team get a goal or could we be heading for another shootout.
GB are trying to get a late winner but they just can't break down the Korean defence who've been quite stubborn late in the game and it looks as though it's extra-time.
Very open game now, this GB on the attack and Sturridge has had a few opportunities now and his decision making hasn't been the best. This time instead of shooting he feeds Cleverley who's offside. Hasn't had the best game the Chelsea man.
Korea are starting to turn up the heat here and will they make GB rue there missed chances in this game.
CHANCE!!!!! It's that man Ji and I don't know how he's missed. A cross was hit deep to the back post and no GB player went with Ji who was left unmarked and all he had to do was hit the target but he put his header just wide of the post.
This game is slowly slipping towards extra-time unless someone can produce a bit of magic. GB have looked threatening but Ji up front for Korea has shown he can produce a bit of magic and has a history of late goals, if you remember the Sunderland Manchester City game earlier this year.
CHANCE!!!! GB came so close to taking the lead, Sinclair slid a lovely ball inside to Bertrand who drove into the area and crossed. The ball looked to be heading for Bellamy who would have been left with a tap in but it was taken off him by Sturridge who failed to get the ball out of his feet and the chance was spurned.
GB are using the ball well in midfield and Korea aren't quite pressing like they were in the first-half as they are sitting back more. However Pearce's side need to find that cutting edge in the final third.
Yellow CardJoe Allen
Close! The ball almost falls for Bellamy inside the penalty area after he and Cleverley combined well on the right to create an opening.
GB are playing much better than they were in the first-half the majority of the game is now being played on the Korean side of the pitch and the midfielders are looking more comfortable in possession.
CHANCE!!! GB produce their best football of the match and Sturridge is just put off by some good defending before he can shoot at goal. Bellamy, Ramsey and the Chelsea man had combined in a lovely move down the right with some great one touch passing but the striker just couldn't apply the finish.
That injury to Richards does look serious as he's been forced off permanently and is replaced by Craig Dawson.
With GB down to 10 men with Richards off the field Korea almost take advantage as they go on the attack and Cleverley filling in at the back gives the ball to Ki Sung-Yong who fires just over the bar.
It appears Richards clashed with keeper Sung-Ryong when he headed that ball and both are down receiving treatment. It looks serious for the Manchester City man as he's been stretchered off the pitch and may not return while the Korean looks ok to continue.
Nearly an opening for Micah Richards from a free-kick he beats Ji in the air but can't get his header on target.
Scott Sinclair will be really disappointed in himself there, as he gives the ball away cheaply when GB were in a really promising position. Bellamy had found him out on the left, all he needed to do was slid a pass Sturridge but he took it on himself and was dispossessed.
CHANCE!!! So close for GB. Bellamy raided well down the right and forced a cross into the area, the ball was perfect and Cleverley only needed a touch to knock it into the net but he just couldn't reach it and Sung-Ryong was able to claim.
Korea are on the attack early in the half and Butland has to be quick off his line to reach a ball over the top of the defence before Ji can pounce.
We're back underway at the Millennium Stadium.
Half-time at the Millennium Stadium and it's all square Korea have been the better side but GB should be in the lead after Ramsey's penalty miss. Pearce will want an improvement from his side after the break because they've been second best for all but five minutes of the first period.
GB look a little bit rattled after that missed penalty, it would have been a real boost for them to take the lead after being second best for most of the half, now they're on the back foot again and looking slightly vulnerable.
Korea have settled back into their passing rhythm after a mad five minutes. They still look dangerous going forward and Ji is causing Richards and Caulker a few problems.
Missed PenaltyAaron Ramsey
Penalty saveSung-Ryong Jung
SAVED!!!! Ramsey's spot kick this time has been saved Sung-Ryong as he dove to his left. The keeper didn't have to do much as it was another poor penalty by the Arsenal man as it lacked power and was pretty central. Will GB rue that miss.
Yes you read correctly another penalty to GB this time as Daniel Sturridge is fouled in the area by Ki Sung-Yeung and referee Roldan again pointed to the spot. Again Ramsey will step up to take it.
PENALTY to Great Britain!!!!
Penalty GoalAaron Ramsey
GOALLL!!! Ramsey puts the penalty away. It's not the best kick in the world as keeper Sung-Ryong appeared to dive over the ball, but the Welshman has drawn Pearce's side level.
Yellow CardYoung-Gwon Kim
Yellow CardDaniel Sturridge
Yellow CardJae-Seok Oh
GB are awarded a penalty after Bertrand's shot hit the arm of a Korean defender who was sliding in to block the shot, the ball actually rebounded and hit another player in the arm. So referee Roldan pointed to the spot. Aaron Ramsey will step up to take the kick.
Yellow CardKi Sung-Yueng
PENALTY TO Great Britain!!!!
GB look to hit back straight away as Allen finds Bellamy down the right, the Liverpool striker tried to put a ball across but was crowded out by some good defending by Korea.
GOALL!!!! South Korea take the lead and it's Sunderland's Ji Dong-Won whose got the goal, with a good strike past Butland who on reflection will feel he should have done better as the ball went right through him. It's a deserved lead as they've looked the more dangerous side in the opening half-hour.
Korea are looking a lot more threatening in the final third of the pitch particularly from set-pieces where there deliveries have been very dangerous.
First effort on goal for GB and it's from Ryan Bertrand and not one that troubled Jung Sung-Ryong in the Korea goal, as it sailed miles over the bar, but his link-up play with Daniel Sturridge was impressive beforehand.
Pearce's side are looking to control the tempo of the game to their own pace after Korea's fast start and seem comfortable knocking the ball around at the back for now.
Goal.com's man at the Millennium Stadium, Liam Twomey, says: "Perhaps understandably, Team GB look a little nervous in the early exchanges. South Korea have settled quickly into their work and have already threatened Jack Butland’s goal on a couple of occasions. The hosts need to stop giving the ball away in their own half. The fact that the Millennium Stadium pitch keeps cutting up isn’t helping their cause but, as the old adage goes, it’s the same for both teams."
CHANCE!!!! South Korea should be in the lead as Park Chu-Young has just missed an absolute sitter heading over the bar from three yards out after he beat his man at the far post from a free-kick.
Another opening for Korea after some good passing play down the right a cross from Jae Suk Oh is cleared by only as far as Jong-Woo Park who fires just over the bar from outside the area.
CHANCE!!! Ji Dong-Won has the first real chance of the game as he does well turning his man on the edge of the box before firing a left-footed shot at goal which is well saved by Butland.
South Korea are pressing the GB players high up the field leaving them with little time on the ball, this seems to be affecting Cleverley and Allen the most so far.
Better from the Koreans as they start to move the ball around but again the final ball is lacking as Butland was able to collect a hopeful ball with ease.
Stop, start game so far neither side has managed to get into a passing rhythm. GB have had more of the ball in the opening stages but haven't done much with it.
Slight delay in proceedings as Kim Chang-Soo is going off with an apparent wrist injury.
Fortunately for GB the free-kick from Korea is absolutely dismal and clatters into the legs of the players in the wall allowing Pearce's side to clear.
Scrappy start to the game as GB give the ball away just outside their own box and Cleverley is forced into a foul presenting Korea with a free-kick.
We're underway at the Millennium Stadium.
Our man at the Millennium Stadium, Liam Twomey, says: "We’re moments away from kick-off here at the Millennium Stadium, and the atmosphere is incredible. The eye has to search hard to find an empty seat, and not even Muse’s awful Olympic theme song blaring over the PA system can dampen the mood. People have come in their thousands to cheer Team GB into the semi-finals. Now it’s over to the players to make it happen…"
The winnner of this game will play Brazil in the semi-finals at Wembley following Mano Menezes' side's win over Honduras in their last eight match today.
Stuart Pearce names an unchanged team from the side that beat Uruguay 1-0 meaning there's no place for Ryan Giggs. Striker Craig Bellamy is set to retain the captain's armband with Scott Sinclair continuing on the left hand side of a three pronged attack.
Team News: South Korea: Sung-Ryong Jung; Yun, Chang-Soo Kim, Hwang, Young-Kwon Kim; Ki, Ji, Nam, Jong-Woo Park, Koo; Chu-Young Park, Subs: Oh, Kim, Kim, Baek, Jung, Kim, Lee.
Team News: Team GB: Butland; Taylor, Richards, Caulker, Bertrand; Ramsey, Allen, Cleverley; Bellamy (c), Sturridge, Sinclair. Subs: Rose, Dawson, Giggs, Tomkins, Cork, Sordell, Steele.
Welcome to Goal.com's LIVE! commentary of today's Olympic quarter-final clash between Great Britain and South Korea. I'm Simon Sinclair and I'll be taking you through all the action as it happens from the Millenium Stadium.
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