South Korea defeated Canada 2-0 this Thursday in Group C of the U-20 Women’s World Cup, which takes place in Costa Rica, in a duel where the South Koreans took advantage of set pieces.
The goals of the game, played at the National Stadium in San José, were scored by Brooklyn Courtnall (own goal, 53) and Mun Hayeon (62).
The match lacked great chances. Canada tried to take the initiative, but they were not comfortable against a rival that did not back down and found a real gold mine in the corner kicks, despite the height of the Canadians.
In one of those corner kicks, the Canadian goalkeeper, considered the best in Concacaf, failed miserably when trying to clear punches. The ball went past her and ended up hitting her teammate Brooklyn Courtnall for one-nil.
Shortly after came the second of the night. Also on a corner kick. But this time it was Mun Hayeon who came from behind to tower over a defender and head a ball into the net.
Canadian midfielder Simi Awujo’s attempts to lead the game and forwards Olivia Smith and Holly Ward’s attempts to see the goal were to no avail.
With this result South Korea leads group C with three points, the same as Nigeria, but with a better goal difference. France and Canada close the key without units.