Russia vs Korea Republic Recap

This past Tuesday, Russia played the Korea Republic in a much anticipated World Cup Match. If you missed the game, The Inquisitr has all the details you need to experience the match second hand.

The pivotal game was played shortly after sun-down, in a hot and humid stadium.

According to The Beacher Report, the teams ended the game with a 1-1 draw. Neither Russia nor Korea Republic managed to get the upper hand over their opponent, leaving fans on the edge of their seats hoping their country would gain even the slightest advantage. The first half was a painful stale-mate, bringing both Russia and Korea Republic into half-time without a single goal.

Russia’s Sergei Ignashevich came close to scoring a goal via free-kick, but it was blocked by Korea Republic’s goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong. Similar disappointment came to Korea Republic when Son Heung-min tried for a goal of his own, which ended up soaring high above the net.

In the second half, Russia’s Vasily Berezutskiy came even closer to a goal, but the ball only grazed the side of the net and did not make it in. Later in the half, Korea had a shot at a free-kick. Kim Young-gwon’s aim was perfect, but Russia’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev managed to keep it out of the net–twice. But he didn’t keep that glory for long.

According to Arirang News, Lee Keun-ho was substituted in after half-time, which proved to be the wisest move Korea Republican had made so far. Lee Keun-ho got a goal past the Russian goalie 68 minutes into the game.

Russia balanced the scoreboard shortly after that, 74 minutes in. Aleksandr Kerzhakov was substituted into the Russian team and nailed a goal after two failed attempts by teammates.

For a more thorough play-by-play of the game, visit the Bleacher Report.

You can see the World Cup 2014 Twitter feed retro-actively live-tweeting the match here: