There was no head-on collision between Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) in the first half.
Valverde and Lee Kang-in were the starters in the A-match between Uruguay and Korea held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th.
Valverde has a bad relationship with Lee Kang-in. They faced each other in the first leg of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage. Valverde threw a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in and then performed an uppercut ceremony with a roar. Lee Kang-in didn’t care much, but Valverde’s actions were directed at Lee Kang-in.
It didn’t end here. In Spain’s La Liga, the two faced each other again in the match between Mallorca and Real Madrid. Valverde made a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in, angering many fans. Knowing this, senior team member Kim Min-jae said the day before the game, “Winning is revenge.”
Cheers erupted every time Lee Kang-in was caught on the electronic board as he started as a surprise starter that day. Lee Kang-in scrambled as a striker on the right flank. Wearing the ‘captain’ armband, Valverde was deployed as an attacking midfielder under Maxim Gomes. In the 6th minute of the first half, Kim Yeong-kwon’s clearing miss was daringly connected with a volley. Later, when Valverde went to take a corner kick, the Red Devils booed in unison.
And in the 9th minute of the first half,토토사이트 Valverde’s corner kick led to Sebastian Coates’ header. When the goal was successful, Valverde performed the ‘uppercut’ ceremony by waving both hands several times. Afterwards, he shared the joy of the first goal with his teammates.
Lee Kang-in went back and forth on both sides. He drew attention with his unique de-pressurization and relaxed first touch. In the 24th minute of the first half, he attempted a left-footed kick from the right side of the penalty box, but it was in front of the goalkeeper. In the 37th minute of the first half, he swung down the right flank with a splendid ‘Phantom’ dribble and succeeded in raising the cross with his right foot. It didn’t lead to a goal, but it was a threatening scene. Even in the extra time of the first half, he succeeded in breaking through and even earned an opponent’s foul. The crowd chanted “Lee Kang-in” in unison.