MATCH REPORT: Korea Republic 1-0 Oman

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Korea Republic v Oman - 2015 Asian Cup

Republic played out a profligate 1-0 win against in the second match of the AFC in Australia.

In front of a large group of local and travelling Korean fans in Canberra, the issues facing Korea Republic in front of goal were clear for all to see, taking 15 shots, holding over 67 percent of the possession, and making more than double the amount of passes against Oman whilst scoring just a solitary goal.

Cho Young-cheol scored at the end of the first half, pouncing on the rebound from Ali Al-Habsi’s parry. It was the Qatar SC forward’s first goal for his country, following on from the debut goal of Lee Jung-hyub’s debut goal earlier in the week against Saudi Arabia.

The Omanis struggled to create much in attack, only finding their first shot on target after the 90 minutes of regulation time.

Korea Republic sit second on goal difference behind Australia in Group A and will face Kuwait in Melbourne and Australia in Brisbane in the remaining two group stage matches.

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