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Japans composure from the penalty spot ensured that they reached the Asian Cup final after South Korea had netted a dramatic equalizer in the final minute of extra time. Eiji Kawashima saved twice in the shoot out as Yasuyuki Konno who gave away a penalty in normal time put the winning spot kick away.
Japan 3-0 South Korea Penalties Goals
Japan netted a deserved equalizer nine minutes before the break with a wonderfully worked move which cut the South Korean defense to ribbons. Keisuke Honda threaded a perfectly weighted pass through to Yuto Nagatomo down the left. The rampaging full back kept his head to square the ball for Ryoichi Maeda who tucked the ball home with ease.
South Korea took the lead in the 22nd minute from the penalty spot. A hopeful long punt forward from Hwang Jae Won reaped dividends as Yasuyuki Konno leaned into Ji Sung Park bringing down the winger inside the box. It was the correct decision and allowed Ki Sung Yong to confidently tuck the penalty away despite Eiji Kawashima going the right way.
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