Neither Kim Min-jae, who scored the first goal, nor Hwang Hee-chan, who made the breakthrough, was the star of the show.
The crowd was happy to see Lee Kang-in, and they went crazy for his moves.
The next big star of Korean soccer after Son Heung-min shone brightly.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korean national soccer team thrashed Vietnam 6-0 in an exhibition match at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on Sunday, with goals from Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart).
Klinsmann has now won three games in a row for the first time since taking charge of South Korea, improving his record to 3-3-2.
The match was expected to be a close one, with South Korea (26th) ahead of Vietnam (96th) in the FIFA rankings.
The focus of the match was not so much on wins and losses as it was on the experience of facing an Asian team in the World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Of course, Klinsmann didn’t underestimate his opponent, asking his players to press hard from the start.
Son Heung-min, who missed the match against Tunisia on the 13th, started up front alongside Cho Kyu-sung, while Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Lee Kang-in, and Park Yong-woo (Al Ain) coordinated the attacking efforts in the midfield.
In defense, Kim Min-jae was joined by Jung Seung-hyun, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), and Lee Ki-je (Suwon), while Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan) was in goal.
Korea took an early lead when Kim Min-jae headed home a corner kick from Lee Kang-in just five minutes into the match.
Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, and Son Heung-min then piled on the pressure with shots on goal.
In the 26th minute, Hwang Hee-chan added a second goal after latching onto an exquisite through ball from Lee Jae-sung, and South Korea continued to dominate throughout the first half.
Passes were intercepted in the defensive zone, giving the Vietnamese players two or three one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper, but the crisis did not materialize due to the opponent’s mistakes and Cho Hyun-woo’s saves.
In the second half, the Koreans continued to celebrate with an own goal (5th minute), another goal by Son Heung-min (15th minute), and a wedge by Lee Kang-in (25th minute).
Lee Kang-in, in particular, has emerged as a solid core of the national team in the two exhibition games during the A-Match with his next-level dribbling and vision. 먹튀검증
The 42,000-strong crowd was enthusiastic about his every move, reveling in his dazzling body movements. When he “danced” to deceive the opposition while holding the ball, they let out a “wow”.
Placards supporting Lee even featured the word “Chuksin,” which means God of Football.
On the day, Lee put in a full performance, including an assist that led to Kim Min-jae’s first goal, a shot on goal, a sharp free kick, and a defensive contribution, and eventually made the game his own with a late goal.
He picked up a ball from Son Heung-min in the center of the goal area, flicked it with his left foot to open up a path, and then curled the ball into the corner of the net with a beautiful trajectory that rattled the net.
Lee Kang-in was everywhere on the Korean scoresheet on the day, including initiating the pass that led to Jung Woo-young’s late goal. Defender Kim Min-jae was named Man of the Match.