Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu was full of praise for Neymar, but also for Lee Kang-in, who came on as a substitute and played about 25 minutes.
Paris Saint-Germain defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai 3-0 in the third leg of the Coupang Play Series at Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, thanks to Neymar’s two-goal, one-assist performance. Lee Kang-in came on as a substitute in the 23rd minute and played about 25 minutes.
In the 40th minute, Neymar dribbled from behind the left side of the box and, following a fantastic individual move to tease the Jeonbuk defense, fired a right-footed shot that was deflected and deflected to split the Jeonbuk goal. In the 38th minute, a through ball from the center line found Neymar, who beat the offside trap perfectly, cutting in from the left and finding himself one-on-one with the keeper and calmly slotting home a right-footed shot.
In the 42nd minute, Marco Asensio played a two-on-one with Neymar in the center of the box before firing a left-footed shot from the arc circle to make it 3-0.
In the official post-match press conference, Jeonbuk Hyundai head coach Dan Petrescu said, “In the first half, Jeonbuk played close to Paris and we had some good chances. But Neymar was the difference maker. Neymar even scored an extra goal when a penalty kick was not called. Neymar was outstanding, but it was unfortunate that the referees weren’t fair.” 꽁머니사이트
“Playing against a special opponent like Paris Saint-Germain is a special experience and you can learn from it. The only thing I’m worried about is that we have to go on another long trip to Jeonju and Busan. We also have a game against Incheon United on Sunday. Of course, we learned a lot from the game against Paris.”
On Lee Kang-in, who came on as a second-half substitute, he said, “I know he’s a transfer from Mallorca. It’s not easy to evaluate his performance. He just recovered from an injury and didn’t get much game time. I know he’s a great player with his passing, his goal-scoring ability and his final pass. That’s why he came to Paris Saint-Germain.” “I think Enrique has come and he’s trying to bring the tactics he had at Barcelona. He’s daring and brilliant. I think they have a good chance of winning the French league again this year. But they’re going to want to win the Champions League, and if they play like they did today, they’re going to win the Champions League.”
“It would have been nice to finish the first half 0-0, but the difference was whether a penalty kick was called or not,” said Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Dan Petrescu. “It was a clear PK situation (Lee Dong-joon’s breakthrough), but it was unfortunate that the whistle was not blown. It was a clear PK situation (Lee Dong-joon’s breakthrough), but it was unfortunate that the whistle was not blown.”