Italy seek to extend advantage

Italy's convincing victory over Honduras and Cameroon's late equaliser against Korea Republic means that the Azzurrini find themselves two point clear at the top of Group D. Cameroon will be seeking a big win over Honduras, as goal difference might be crucial when it comes to the team which finishes in second place.

The games
Cameroon-Honduras, 10 August, 17:00 (local time), Qinhuangdao
Italy-Korea Republic, 10 August, 19:45 (local time), Qinhuangdao

The context
With the vision of Stephane Mbia in midfield and the energy of Serge Ndal upfront, Cameroon are always likely to score goals. However, they go into the game without first-choice right-back, the appropriately named Albert Baning, who is serving a suspension for his late tackle on Lee Keun-Ho. Honduras will be looking to get some points off the board in this match, having been outclassed by Italy in the opener.

Italy-Korea Republic
Arguably the most impressive display on the opening matchday came from Italy and Sebastian Giovinco who inspired their 3-0 success. However, they will come up against an energetic Korea Republic side, smarting after conceding their late equaliser against Cameroon. Their coach Park Sung-Wha has vowed that the Taeguk Warriors will be going all out for victory, so the second kick-off could be an interesting on.

The player to watch: Park Chu-Young (KOR)
Still only 23, the forward is a veteran of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA U-20 World Cup Netherlands 2005 and was awarded the AFC Young Player of the Year award by the Asian Football Confederation in 2004. Primarily utilized as a striker for club side FC Seoul and for the Korea Republic, he is reknowned for his pace and can run 100m in just over 10 seconds. The goalscorer for his country against Cameroon, he will be looking to bag more against Italy.

The numbers game
120 -
The number of goals that Italy have scored at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, thanks to the 3-0 win over Honduras. They are now the all-time leaders after overtaking Serbia who currently stand at 119.

The quotes
"We have done a great deal of analysis on Italy who are very strong, but they do have weaknesses - and I think we can score goals against them," Korea Republic coach Park Sung-Wha.

"We have bounced back very quickly, I think and you need to do it very fast, especially in a competition like this. We are already looking forward to our next game against Cameroon, so we may have been down but we are not out," Honduras coach Gilberto Yearwood.

The question
Can Korea Republic shock Italy?