South Korea reached the Asian Cup semifinals after Son Heung-min scored two goals in extra time in a tough 2-0 win over Uzbekistan.
Kim Jin-su's long centering pass from just outside the area was deflected by the Uzbekistan defense and into the path of Son, who headed the ball past diving goalkeeper Ignatiy Nesterov 16 minutes into extra time.
After more than 120 minutes of an intense match, substitute defender Cha Du-ri beat two Uzbek defenders as he dribbled the ball toward the area before passing...
The 2015 Asian Cup knockout stages began in good fashion with tournament favourites South Korea and Australia winning hard-fought quarterfinal matches by identical 2-0 margins against Uzbekistan and China in Melbourne and Brisbane respectively.
South Korea defeated Uzbekistan in the day's earlier kick-off at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, with Son Heung-min netting both goals in extra time.
The Uzbeks matched South Korea in normal time but were left to rue two defensive lapses that resulted...