Monday, 28 November, 2022

Son’s header lifts South Korea past Cameroon

Son Heung-min scored for the second straight match on Tuesday to lead South Korea to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in their latest World Cup tune-up, reports AFP. The star striker headed the ball home after an initial shot from Kim Jin-su was deflected by goalkeeper Andre Onana in the 35th minute, and South Korea then hung on for the win in front of 59,000 fans at Seoul World Cup Stadium. On Friday Son had netted a free kick in a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica. South Korea and Cameroon, who are both Qatar-bound for the World Cup, had few serious chances at goal prior to Son’s header. Son came close to grabbing a brace with an 87th-minute free kick but the shot landed on top of the goal netting. Lee Jae-sung’s diving attempt in the fifth minute forced a tough save from Onana, while Cameroon’s Moumi Ngamaleu fired a right-footed shot over the net in the 26th. Cameroon nearly levelled the score in the 43rd minute of the game while South Korea had a chance to double their lead two

minutes into the second half but Jeong Woo-yeong’s header sailed over the net.