Lee Kang-in replaces PSG and Dortmund
Connected with a sharp pass… successful return
To Hangzhou to win the Hangzhou Asian Games
Zvezda Hwang In-beom makes first Champions League appearance since transfer
Celtic’s Oh Hyun-gyu and Yang Hyun-jun were also brought in as replacements.
▲ Lee Kang-in of Paris Saint-Germain was substituted in the 35th minute of the second half of the first leg of the Champions League group stage against Dortmund on the 20th and played on the pitch for 10 minutes. EPA Yonhap News Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), where Lee Kang-in plays, won the first match of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). PSG, which had postponed Lee Kang-in’s selection for the Asian Games until after the first leg of the Champions League, was able to let Lee Kang-in go with a smile. Korean leaguers such as Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), Oh Hyun-gyu, and Yang Hyun-jun (Celtic) also made their first Champions League debuts.
PSG defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the first match of Group F of the 2023-24 UCL group stage held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France at 4 a.m. on the 20th (Korean time). In a group called the ‘Group of Death’ consisting of Dortmund, AC Milan, and Newcastle, PSG won 3 points and rose to first place in the group. AC Milan and Newcastle drew 0-0 and each shared 1 point.
In the 4th minute of the second half, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe calmly scored a penalty kick that was declared as a handball foul by the opponent, making it 1-0. In the 13th minute of the second half, Ashraf Hakimi neutralized Dortmund’s defense in the penalty area in front of the goal, then lifted the ball with his right foot and put it into the corner of the opposite goal. ▲ Paris Saint-Germain’s killer Mbappe in the first leg of the Champions League group stage against Dortmund. As a penalty kick kicker, he is successfully taking clean shots. EPA Yonhap News Lee Kang-in, who had been concentrating on treatment after suffering an injury to Heo Big Ji, made his return to action after about a month by stepping on the field in place of Vitinya in the 35th minute of the second half.
Lee Kang-in, who was deployed as a right midfielder, moved around the pitch for 10 minutes and delivered sharp passes to the attackers.
Lee Kang-in, who caught the ball in the defensive zone in the 38th minute of the second half, turned toward the front and pushed the ball with his left foot toward Kylian Mbappe on the left side. In the 44th minute of the second half, he joined the defense on the right side and received a foul during a struggle, blocking the opponent’s attack flow. Footmob, a website specializing in soccer statistics, gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 6.3 points. Lee Kang-in is now heading to Hangzhou, China to conquer the Hangzhou Asian Games. ▲ Hwang In-beom, who joined Serbia’s Zvezda, started as a defensive midfielder in the first leg of the Champions League group stage away game against Manchester City on the 20th and played all over the stadium. The team lost 1-3. AFP Yonhap News Hwang In-beom, who transferred to Serbia’s prestigious club Crvena Zvezda, appeared as a starter in the away game against Manchester City that day. Hwang In-beom, who played as a defensive midfielder, played extensively on the ground and played 82 minutes before being replaced by Kings Kanwa. Zvezda scored the first goal, but Manchester City scored three goals later and lost 1-3. FootMob gave Hwang In-beom a rating of 6.5 points. It is the fifth highest among Zvezda starting players.
Celtic lost 0-2 with two players sent off in the first match against Feyenoord in the UCL group E match held at Stadion Feyenoord in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Yang Hyun-jun and Oh Hyun-gyu were replaced by Luis Palma and Daizen Maeda in the 13th and 37th minutes of the second half, respectively.
Reporter Kim Heon-ju
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