The Aztec team passed over the Koreans and now they will face each other Brazil in the semifinals of the Olympic Games.
Remember that South Korea defeated Honduras 6-0 in the last game of the group stage of Tokyo 2021 and now the Tri Olímpico scored six goals in the quarterfinals.
Jaime Lozano’s team enters the fight for the medals after completing a great game this Saturday in Yokohama, reaching the semifinals for the second time in its Olympic history, a phase that it already surpassed in London-2012 to get gold against Brazil, his next rival in these Games.
To reissue that grand finale that took place in British territory, the mexicans they had to overcome a rival who came out with everything, but who was met with a first blow of Mexico.
A center served to the far post saved him with the head Luis Romo before he left the baseline, returning the ball to the danger zone, where Henry Martín appeared (minute 13) to finish the 1-0 at the back of the net .
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South Korea, who made it through the group stage with eleven goals in favor and none against, also showed his scoring potential before reaching the halfway point in the first half, when Dong-Kyeong Lee (20) scored the first of his two goals with a shot from outside of the area.
Mexico He reacted quickly and managed to take the lead again after a great pass from Ernesto Vega that Luis Romo (30) went down in the area with his right leg and scored a goal, without dropping it, with his left.
Before the break came, El Tri did not miss the opportunity to put land in the middle with a penalty that was transformed by Sebastián Córdova (38).
Goals, set and semifinals
The hurricane of goals continued its course shortly after the resumption, with another great goal from Dong-Kyeong Lee (52), with a powerful unattainable shot for goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa, and the immediate response of Henry Martín, heading to the red after a direct free action that had to be approved by the VAR.
When South Korea Looking for a new discount, Sebastián Córdova (63) appeared to sign a work of art, with a shot from outside the area that touched the left corner of Bum-Keun Song’s goal before the fifth came up to the light.
With the duel practically sentenced, Jaime Lozano made five changes, being two of those men entered the field who completed the set.
Diego Lainez dribbled two defenders on the right side of the area and put the ball for Eduardo Aguirre (85), who scrambled well inside the area to turn and score his second goal in these Games.
In the extra time, at the exit of a corner kick, Ui-Jo Hwang (90 + 1) made up the result for a South Korea that he will not be able to fight for the medals, something he could only do in London-2012, when he won the bronze against Japan (2-0).
This Tuesday, at Kashima Stadium, Mexico and Brazil They will star in a South American duel for a place in the grand final next Saturday, where Japan and Spain also aspire to reach the other semifinal.