FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017
Hosts off to winning start
20 May 2017
- Lee Seungwoo, Lim Minhyeok and Paik Seungho score the goals
- Korea Republic playing in 50th U-20 World Cup match
- Guinea look to bounce back against England, Korea Republic face Argentina next
Hosts Korea Republic began their FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign with a victory thanks to goals from Lee Seungwoo, substitute Lim Minhyeok and Paik Seungho in a hard-fought 3-0 win over Guinea.
The Taeguk Warriors took a deserved lead at half-time after a solo, deflected effort from Lee. However, there was no doubt about the other two goals.
Lee turned provider in the second half when he played a through ball to Lim, and with only the keeper to beat, he calmly turned in the hosts' second of the night.
Lee's Barcelona team-mate Paik then put the game out of reach of their African opponents with a lobbed finish from a Jeong Taewook headed pass.
VAR (Video Assistant Referee) was called into action when a Korea Republic goal was disallowed on the stroke of half-time.