ESP V KOR ( 5th - 8th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Buenos Aires 2015

ESP
2 - 2 (4-2)
KOR

Match Review ESP - KOR 2-2

ESP v KOR Goal 1 for KORPosted June 13, 2015
Quemada scores with a dragflickPosted June 13, 2015
Korea retake the lead through Lee NamyongPosted June 13, 2015
Lleonart scores to put Spain ahead in the shootout…Posted June 13, 2015
ESP v KOR Cortes makes the save to win it for Spai…Posted June 13, 2015

Match 26: Spain v Korea 4-2 SO (2-2, 0-1)

Spain defeated Korea 4-2 in a shoot-out competition to secure their spot in Sunday’s fifth place play off at the Argentina Hockey World League in Buenos Aires. The winning goal was scored by Xavi Lleonart. The match was tied at 2-2 after regulation time.

Korea played defensively and waited for chances to attack on the counter. Despite having more ball possession Spain failed to create promising scoring opportunities in the first quarter.

The Koreans came close to scoring at the beginning of the second quarter when Jang Jonghyun’s dragflick was deflected off the goal line by the Spanish defence. Korea, the world’s number 8,  eventually got on the scoreboard on 21 minutes when Oh Daekeun dived onto a pass from Cho Suk Hoon to deflect the ball into the goal.  

The Red Sticks were the better side throughout the third quarter but were unable to beat the strong Korean goalie Kim Jaehyeon who saved three attempts in succession. The world’s number 11 kept on fighting in the last quarter and forced a penalty corner with 12 minutes remaining. Pau Quemada’s dragflick hit the back of the net to level the score to 1-1.

However, Korea bounced back quickly through Lee Namyong (51’) slotting home after a beautiful penalty corner variation. Spain tried everything to force the equalising goal in the remaining nine minutes and the effort paid off. Quemada (60’) fired home another penalty corner goal to secure a tied result after regulation time. This was Quemada’s sixth goal in Buenos Aires making him top scorer in this competition.

The shootout saw Spain converting all attempts to secure this important victory which keeps their Olympic hopes alive. Korea, however, are very likely to miss out on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Thoughts on the match

Xavi Lleonart (ESP)
“The Olympic dream is still alive. We knew that we had to win today. It was very difficult but we reached our goal, so we are very happy. But this was not our last game, so we need to win tomorrow again.”

Quico Cortes (ESP)
“Of course we have practiced the shootouts. We tried to press the Korean throughout the whole match to get our chances in the circle. When the match went into shootouts I was confident to do my job.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
KOR 21 5 OH Daekeun FG 0 - 1
ESP 48 25 QUEMADA Pau PC 1 - 1
KOR 51 6 LEE Namyong PC 1 - 2
ESP 60 25 QUEMADA Pau PC 2 - 2

Shootouts

Team Attacker Defender Result Score
ESP PIERA Salvador KIM Jaehyeon X 1 - 0
KOR YOU Hyosik CORTES Quico X 1 - 1
ESP SALLES Marc KIM Jaehyeon X 2 - 1
KOR LEE Namyong CORTES Quico X 2 - 2
ESP PEREZ-PLA Bosco KIM Jaehyeon X 3 - 2
KOR LEE Dae Yeol CORTES Quico O 3 - 2
ESP LLEONART Xavi KIM Jaehyeon X 4 - 2
KOR LEE Jung Jun CORTES Quico O 4 - 2

X Goal, O Saved, - Not Taken

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
ESP 36 17 LLEONART Xavi G
ESP 59 3 ENRIQUE Sergi G
KOR 60 21 LEE Seunghoon Y

ESP

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 CORTES Quico
X
3 ENRIQUE Sergi 1
X
5 PEREZ-PLA Bosco
X
7 DELAS Miki
6
8 RUIZ Vincenc
8
9 SANTANA Ricardo
X
12 CARRERA Jordi
4
13 MIR Andres
X
14 DABANCH Gabriel
Bench
16 FERNANDEZ Mario
X
17 LLEONART Xavi 1
X
19 SALLES Marc
X
20 PIERA Salvador
4
21 CASASAYAS Alex
X
22 TERRAZA Manel
X
25 QUEMADA Pau 2
16
27 BELTRAN Albert
5
28 IGLESIAS Alvaro
  Team Manager HERRERA Bernar
  Head Coach SOYEZ Frederic
  Stand-In Manager RODRIGUEZ Icenk
  Physiotherapist BROS Arturo
  Assistant Coach SALA Ramon
  Physiotherapist MARCH Jaume

KOR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 JANG Jonghyun
X
5 OH Daekeun 1
X
6 LEE Namyong 1
5
7 LEE Jung Jun
X
8 LEE Seungil
6
9 CHO Suk Hoon
X
10 YOU Hyosik
X
11 HYUN Hyesung
7
12 JUNG Manjae
5
13 KIM Juhun
44
15 KANG Moonkyu
X
19 KIM Youngjin
X
20 KIM Jaehyeon
X
21 LEE Seunghoon 1
X
22 KIM Seongkyu
6
23 LEE Dae Yeol
Bench
25 HONG Doo Pyo
X
32 NAM Hyunwoo
  Team Manager YOO Moon Ki
  Head Coach SHIN Seok Kyo
  Stand-In Manager LISSEK Paul
  Physiotherapist KIM Myung Kyum
  Video Technician LEE Kyungseog

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 GRIME Murray
Umpire 2 SCALA Maximiliano
Reserve Umpire LOPEZ RAMOS Daniel
Video Umpire BALE Bruce
Judge 1 HAWKE Gavin
Judge 2 STEWART Tony
Technical Officer ALEMAN Luis
  • Match 26
  • Date Sat, 13 Jun 2015
  • Time 10:30
  • Pool/Class 5th - 8th
  • Venue CeNARD

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