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WC Qualification Asia

  • September 2, 2011
  • • 7:00 AM
  • • Goyang Stadium, Goyang
  • Referee: A. Bin Abdul Bashir
  • • Attendance: 37655
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South Korea 6-0 Lebanon: Park Chu-Young celebrates Arsenal move with hat-trick

South Korea 6-0 Lebanon: Park Chu-Young celebrates Arsenal move with hat-trick

The new Gunners forward capped a big week with his first ever international treble as the Taeguk Warriors started their campaign towards Brazil 2014 in fine fashion.

Park Chu-Young was South Korea's hat-trick hero on Friday, starring in a 6-0 victory over an ordinary Lebanon in Goyang which got their World Cup qualification bid off to a perfect start.

The new Arsenal signing celebrated his transfer with three strikes, while Sunderland's Ji Dong-Won grabbed a brace and Sangju Sangmu midfielder Kim Jung-Woo grabbed the other.

Korea dominated the contest from the outset and it only took eight minutes for skipper Park to put his side ahead with a sliding finish. The Arsenal forward doubled Korea's advantage on the stroke of halftime when he headed in a corner.

Lebanon rallied early in the second stanza to hint it could respond on the scoreboard, but Ji put the result beyond doubt on 66 minutes, sweeping home from a low ball.

Barely a minute later Park completed his hat-trick when he drilled home a fine shot before falling to his knees in celebration of his first ever international treble.

On 83 minutes, Lee Keun-Ho's cross found the unmarked Kim who easily tapped home from close range to make it five. A minute later, Ji grabbed his second to make it 6-0 with a fine finish after Kim's sublime lofted throughball.

Kim may have made it seven when his late long-range strike hit the post, but the margin was healthy enough for Korea to celebrate a successful night.

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