Korea come from behind, hold Portugal
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Portugal and Korea Republic played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Kayseri to see Group B remain wide open going into the final batch of FIFA U-20 World Cup first round games.

Korea came from behind twice through Ryu Seungwoo and Kim Hyun, cancelling out goals from Aladje and Bruma to hold the group leaders.

Portugal flew out of the traps, with Aladje securing his second goal of the tournament on three minutes, with the 1.88m-tall striker out-jumping the South Korean defence to head home from a corner.

Much like in their first outing, he and Bruma were proving to be a potent threat from the European side, with the pair both set pulses racing in the Korean Republic defence, before a neat exchange between the pair drew a save from Lee Changgeun.

The final ten minutes of the half were almost upon the sides before the team from Asia really threatened, with a duo of their own in Ryu Seungwoo and Kim Hyun causing Portugal problems, with the latter drawing a save from Jose Sa.

With Korea finally up and running, they managed to make their pressure count right on half-time. A lucky bounce saw the ball fall to Seungwoo on the edge of the area, where he skipped past Tiago Ilori and fired past Sa superbly.

Portugal's menacing pair were back at it after the break and fifteen minutes in Bruma had his name on the scoresheet. Korea Republic failed to clear their lines and the Sporting man knocked the ball out of his feet to fire a rasping drive into the bottom right-hand corner. That strike brought him level with Nigeria's Abdul Ajagun on three goals at the top of the scoring charts.

Hyun and Bruma both exchanged good chances in the interim, the former firing straight at Sa after neat play by Han Sunggyu, before the Portuguese forward fired narrowly wide from a tight angle.

The only one of the dangerous forwards not yet on the scoresheet, Hyun was not to be denied for long, though all the credit goes to left-back Sim Sangmin. Charging from deep, he exchanged a neat one-two with Sunggyu before cutting back perfectly for Hyun to tap in for a beautifully worked goal.

Portugal almost snatched victory, courtesy of Bruma again. A well-disguised free-kick found the forward all alone in the penalty area on the stroke of 90 minutes, but a superb save by Changgeun ensured the points were shared.