Lee Jae-sung was at it again.
South Korea defeated Bahrain 3-1 on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET at Al Saad Stadium in Doha, Qatar, in Group E of the Qatar Asian Cup 2024, thanks to a goal from Hwang In-Beom and a multi-goal performance from Lee Kang-In. Lee Jae-sung was all over the place in this game.
Lee started on the left wing. In the 20th minute, South Korea had a golden opportunity. Lee Ki-jae played a pass to Lee Jae-sung, who cut in from the side, and with one touch, 홀덤사이트 Lee sent a cross to an unmarked Hwang In-beom. Hwang In-bum made a diving header, but it went just wide of the goal.
In the 29th minute, South Korea created a chance that was too good to pass up. After intercepting a ball in the center, it was played straight to the sideline, where Lee Jae-sung delivered a one-touch ground ball cross to Cho Kyu-sung, but Cho’s balance was off and his shot sailed wide.
In the 35th minute, another Lee Kang-in-Jae-sung combo went wide. Lee Kang-in received the ball from the right flank and saw Lee Jae-sung with an early cross, but as Lee Jae-sung dived in, he couldn’t get his timing right and his shot went wide.
In the 13th minute of the second half, it was Lee Jae-sung again. Kim Tae-hwan received the ball from the side and sent a cross to Lee Jae-sung on the left side, and Lee’s header hit the opponent’s defender and came back to Lee Jae-sung. Lee Jae-sung passed to Son Heung-min, who immediately fired a shot, but it hit the keeper’s hand and bounced away.
In the 32nd minute, it was Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min, and Lee Jae-sung again, with Lee Kang-in beating three opposing defenders and sending an early cross to Son Heung-min, who crossed it to Lee Jae-sung on the sideline with one touch. Lee Jae-sung took one touch and tried a curling kick, but it went wide.
Lee Jae-Sung was on the field for 82 minutes in today’s game, creating four chances, creating one big chance, winning 67% of his dribbles, winning 60% of his long passes, winning 100% of his tackles, and making four recoveries.
Lee Jae-sung is the player South Korea will need to win the Asian Cup in the future. A versatile midfielder, he can play as an attacking midfielder, winger, and even a defensive midfielder as he recently played defensive midfield for his club Mainz. This makes him arguably the most important player in the national team.