Hong Hyun-seok, 24, has left his Belgian club KAA Ghent speechless with his ‘fantastic free-kick goal’. They celebrated.
Hong Hyun-seok scored an early free-kick goal to give his team a 2-0 victory over China in the men’s football quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on Monday.
In the first 20 minutes, Hong stepped up to take a free kick near the right corner of the Chinese box and scored with a direct shot.
His “crazy trajectory” free kick immediately froze the Chinese crowd of 50,000. There was no choice but to fall silent. Hong Hyun-seok did the ‘hush’ gesture in front of them. It was a good start.
Against the ‘home’ team, China, South Korea needed an early goal. If the objectively superior Korean team didn’t take the lead in the second half, it would be the Koreans who would get desperate, so a quick goal was a must. 스포츠토토
Hong Hyun-seok took the pressure off and scored in good time.
After taking an early lead, Korea completed the two-goal victory in the 35th minute with a brilliantly positioned goal by Song Min-gyu.
Hong Hyun-seok’s home team Gent celebrated his goal from afar. “Hong Hyun-Seok opened the scoring for Korea,” the club’s social media accounts announced shortly after the match, “Korea defeated China 2-0 and advanced to the Asian Games semifinals.” They also posted a photo of Hong celebrating his goal for Hent.
South Korea will now face Uzbekistan, who beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the quarterfinals, in the semifinals.