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Korea Republic v Australia Live Commentary, 7/6/19

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1 - 0
KOR
AUS
Hwang Ui-jo (76)
Busan Asiad Main Stadium

Commentary

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South Korea host Iran in a friendly in their next game on Tuesday and will be looking to make it four wins from four before they play China in the final of the East Asian Cup.
There goes the full-time whistle! South Korea earn a hard-fought 1-0 win over an inexperienced Australia side that worked very hard and caused their hosts some problems. However, substitutes Hong Chul and Hwang Ui-Jo combined to force home an opener for a host side that showed plenty of technical quality but did not register their first shot for over an hour. It finishes 1-0 to South Korea!
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: SOUTH KOREA 1-0 AUSTRALIA
90' + 3' A long ball is headed back to Kim Seung-gyo, who will take his time over sending the ball back upfield. That might be that for Australia.
B. Borello
Yellow Card
Australia
90' + 1' Borrello jumps into Hwang In-Beom, who has been in the wars today, and earns himself a yellow card.
90' Australia have three minutes of added time to grab an equaliser. 
88' CHANCE! Amini scuffs a shot into the crowd following a corner and it lands right at the feet of Wright in centre of the box! He seems uncertain, however, and dwells on the ball too long before being tackled. Not the man Australia wanted that opportunity to fall to.
86' Ryan Williams has been bright since coming on, finding Jeggo well but in an offside position, before earning a corner.
D. Petratos
B. O'Neill
Australia
84' Petratos comes on for O'Neill in midfield as Arnold chases an equaliser. That is the sixth and final substitute he is allowed in this game.
83' South Korea are piling the pressure on now. A backheel from Son releases Hwang In-Beom, who swings a cross in that is dealt well with by Wright, at the expense of a corner, which is also repelled.
82' SAVE! Son goes on a mazy solo run, drifting inside from the right and firing a fierce, low shot on his left towards the bottom corner, but Redmayne keeps it out at full-stretch! Great save!
81' The Socceroos do push forward and send a couple of dangerous crosses into the box, but they can't make the most of it and South Korea survive.
79' Australia are caught in two minds at the moment. They aren't sure whether to risk opening up in pursuit of an equaliser or keep going as they were.
M. Špiranović
M. Jurman
Australia
77' Jurman is also hooked for Spiranovic in another defensive change.
B. Smith
A. Behich
Australia
77' There's a change at left-back for Australia too, Behich goes off for Smith, on loan at Seattle Sounders from Bournemouth.
Hong Chul
Assist
Korea Republic
76' Hong Chul's introduction gave South Korea more width and he crossed in on his left to good effect, crafting his side's best chance of the game!
Hwang Ui-jo
Goal
Korea Republic
76' GOAL!! South Korea lead! Two subtitutes combine as Hong Chul's deflected cross diverts the ball towards the near post. Redmayne comes out hesitantly and doesn't get to it ahead of Hwang Ui-jo, who pokes home to send the home crowd wild! It's 1-0 to South Korea! 
Ryan Williams
C. Goodwin
Australia
73' Meanwhile, Goodwin comes off for Ryan Williams as Australia push for a winner.
Na Sangho
Lee Jae-Sung
Korea Republic
73' Lee Jae-Sung is also replaced by Na as Bento makes a double-change.
Hong Chul
Kim Jin-Su
Korea Republic
73' Kim Jin-Su makes way for Hong Chul at left-wing-back, with the more natural left-footed player replacing a right-footed option.
72' Kim Seung-gyu comes out for a deep cross but he's always struggling to get there and spills his catch, but nobody is out wide to capitalise on it.
Kim Moon-Hwan
Yellow Card
Korea Republic
71' Kim Moon-Hwan goes in late on Amini and becomes the latest player to go into the book.
B. Borello
A. Mabil
Australia
70' Mabil makes way for Borrello as Graham Arnold makes his second change of the game.
68' OVER! Hwang Ui-jo's first contribution is to latch onto a loose ball on the edge of the box and blast it miles over the bar. He's certainly not afraid to shoot, but he'll need to take better shots than that.
Hwang Ui-jo
Hwang Hee-Chan
Korea Republic
67' The bright Hwang Hee-Chan comes off for Hwang Ui-jo as Paulo Bento freshens up his attack with a more physical presence.
66' Son skips past his man on the right and earns his side a corner. He's grimacing, though, and it looks like he's still feeling the after-effects of that challenge.
65' That effort from Son was South Korea's first shot of any kind in this game. They had no attempts on goal in the first 63 minutes. 
64' BLOCK! Son lines up a free-kick but doesn't get any height on it and it's low into the wall, trickling through to Redmayne. Not his finest effort.
A. Taggart
M. Duke
Australia
62' Duke is replaced up front by Taggart, who makes his first appearance in the green and gold since the 2014 World Cup.
M. Amini
Yellow Card
Australia
60' Amini goes in very late on Son and leaves him on the turf in a heap. It's a nasty challenge and he rightly picks up a yellow card.
58' Son heads for goal and beats a couple of defenders as he gets into the box, but he takes too many touches and gets crowded out and can't get a shot away.
56' A lovely diagonal ball is pinged towards Lee Jae-Sung on the left shoulder but his touch lets him down and the ball runs out of play. That was a really promising position.
54' South Korea get caught playing out from the back but Mabil can't amke the most of the opportunity and gifts possession away. They then go dirct to Hwang Hee-Chan who pulls off another neat backheel, but the attack breaks down.
52' NO PENALTY! South Korea launch a counter-attack down the right with Hwang Hee-Chan. He cuts inside and backheels cleverly to a team-mate, who goes down in the box, but the referee shakes his head. Someone had to have a go at goal there.
50' The stretcher came out for Hwang In-Beom came out but the midfielder hobbled off and is now back on the pitch. It looks like he's shaken off that knock.
48' Hwang In-Beom is clattered by O'Neill and stays on the turf to receive some treatment. He looks to be in a fair bit of discomfort.
46' We're back underway for the second half!
South Korea have shown plenty of neat touches across the park but they just haven't been able to get Son into the game or craft any shooting opportunities. Australia are more than making up for their technical inferiority by pressing high, working hard and forcing the issue in the final third. They look the likelier side to score.
There goes the half-time whistle! South Korea have looked better on the ball but Australia have been far more threatening in the final third, hitting the post through Duke and having a few attempts on goal. Jurman nearly put the Socceroos behind just before the break, however, when he very nearly diverted a cross into his own net. It's 0-0 at half-time.
45' HALF-TIME: SOUTH KOREA 0-0 AUSTRALIA
44' South Korea are still probing but just can't craft a clear-cut chance for themselves. Jurman almost turning into his own goal is as close as they've come. 
42' CLOSE! Australia clear a cross but only as far as Kim Min-Jae, up from defence, and he does excellently to burst past his man on the right and cross low into the middle. Redmayne comes out to collect it but Jurman slides in to intercept and very nearly turns the ball into his own net, ruffling the side-netting by the bottom corner of the near post! 
40' BLOCK! A corner is headed out of the box but only as far as Grant, who hits a stinging half-volley that is blocked bravely behind for another corner! The Australian right-back caught that sweetly!
38' Australia seize on a loose touch as Amini presses high, but Duke follows up and ends up giving a free-kick away.
37' The resulting corner is also poor, low into Son who can only attempt an ambitious flick that is blocked comfortably away.
36' South Korea have a free-kick on the right wing but the delivery is poor and they salvage a corner from it.
34' Right wing-back Kim Moon-Hwan surges infield and goez on a mazy run before playing a pass through the legs of an Australian defender. There's been great techincal quality on display throughout this side.
32' O'Neill gets another opportunity to swing a corner in, but this time it's completely overhit and sails over everyone in the area. Not quite as good as his last delivery.
30' Son finally gets on the ball in the inside-left channel and he surges inside, but his final touch is a little heavy and it's hacked clear. Perhaps feeding the run of his right wing-back would have been a better option.
28' South Korea play some neat interchanges but Australia are dropping into a compact unit when the ball bypasses their first line and they can't find a way through.
26' Australia have been guilty of some loose touches which have blunted the effectiveness of their press at times. However, they have done an excellent job of cutting off the supply line to Son, who has barely touched it so far.
24' Behich swings the free-kick in dangerously but it's just about punched clear of the danger zone. The Socceroos look very imposing from set-pieces.
23' Australia are putting South Korea under some concerted pressure now. They look less comfortable in possession than the hosts but are far more threatening in the final third as they work hard and eventually win a free-kick on the left.
21' CHANCE! Son races into the box down the right as he chases a bouncing ball, but Redmayne comes out and punches awkwardly clear! Had Son got to that first, you'd have backed him to find the net.
20' Some lovely touches from Son see him dumped on the turf by Amini, who has proved an uncompromising figure in midfield thus far.
18' POST! O'Neill signals from the corner flag before whipping a cross into the middle. It glances off Duke's head and past the stranded goalkeeper but it pings back out off the upright! Mere inches prevented Australia from taking the lead there. 
16' The ball is switched long to Hwang Hee-Chan, but he's too far out to do anythi9ng with his header and it loops harmlessly into the arms of Redmayne.
14' SAVE! Behich gets forward from left-back well and dinks a lovely ball to Mabil at the back post. The forward volleys at goal but Kim Seung-gyu holds on well.
13' Kim Jin-Su is caught offside as the Australian back four holds a neat line. It's poor from the left wing-back, however, who should have been able to look across the line and see that he was off.
11' WIDE! O'Neill wins the ball superbly in midfield as the press finally pays off and he feeds Duke into the box. The striker hits it first time on his left but he slices it horribly wide of the near post. That's the first big opening of the game.
9' No real chances at either end as yet. Lots of safe possession from the hosts but not a lot of penetration.
7' It's brave from South Korea, often leaving their three centre-backs one-on-one with the Australian front three, but the hosts are clearly the techincially superior team and they are stroking the ball around with quality.
5' South Korea are showing the first signs of being a little rattled by the ferocity of the Australian press, but their techinical qualities get them out from the back and they switch it out to the left flank to spark an attack.
3' Australia are pressing high in the opening stages, trying to put the hosts under pressure. South Korea are dealing with it well so far, though.
1' We're off! South Korea get us underway!
South Korea and Australia were both eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Asian Cup by eventual winners Qatar and UAE, respectively. Since then, today's hosts have gone on to record friendly wins over Bolivia and Colombia in March, but the Socceroos have been out of action for five months.
Star forward Son starts for South Korea despite his Champions League final exertions, while Australia have left several star names at home, with Aaron Mooy, Mathew Ryan and Tomas Rogic among the big-name absentees for the Socceroos.
Australia substitutes: Rhys Williams, Ryan Williams, Lawrence Thomas, Brandon Borrello, Adam Taggart, Dimitrios Petratos, Joshua Brillante, Harry Souttar, Matthew Spiranovic, Brad Smith, Terry Antonis, Thomas Deng
Australia XI (4-3-3): Andrew Redmayne; Rhyan Grant, Bailey Wright, Matthew Jurman, Aziz Behich; Mustafa Amini, Brandon O'Neill, James Jeggo; Awer Mabil, Mitchell Duke, Mitchell Duke
South Korea substitutes: Lee Jin-hyun, Park Ji-Soo, Hwang Ui-Jo, Hong Chul, Kim Tae-Hwan, Lee Yong, Lee Seung-Woo, Na Sang-Ho, Son Jun-Ho, Kim Bo-Kyung, Cho Hyun-Woo, Paik Seung-Ho, Lee Jeong-hyeob, Gu Sung-Yun
South Korea XI (3-1-4-2): Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Min-Jae, Kim Young-Gwon, Kwon Kyung-Won; Ju Se-Jong; Kim Moon-Hwan, Jae-Sung Lee, Hwang In-Beom, Kim Jin-Su; Hee-Chan Hwang, Son Heung-Min
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the international friendly fixture between South Korea and Australia at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium in Busan, South Korea.