Argentina v Korea Republic, 17 June 2010

Score4-1 to Argentina
RefereeFrank De Bleeckere
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group B
VenueSoccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance82,174
Kick-Off: 13:30 Local (12:30 BST) Man of the Match: Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina) Assistant referees: Peter Hermans (Belgium) Walter Vromans (Belgium) Fourth official: Jerome Damon (South Africa) Fifth official: Céléstin Ntagungira (Rwanda) Argentina took the lead when Lionel Messi's free kick from the left was turned into the Korean goal by Korean player Park Chu-young. A free kick was awarded on the left, and Messi's cross was headed in by Gonzalo Higuaín. In first half injury time, Korea cut the deficit when Lee Chung-yong tackled Martín Demichelis to score. Two goals from Argentina in the second half sealed a 4-1 win. Messi's shot was first saved by goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong; his second shot hit the post before Higuaín shot the ball into an unguarded net. Higuaín completed his hat-trick by heading in a cross from substitute Sergio Agüero.

4  Argentina

Manager: Diego Maradona

1  Korea Republic

Manager: HUH Jung-Moo

Goals:

PARK Chu-young own goal 17 OG
Gonzalo Higuaín 33 G
Gonzalo Higuaín 76 G
Gonzalo Higuaín 80 G

Goals:

LEE Chung-yong 45 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Walter Samuel
Defender/Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez
Defender/Left back Gabriel Heinze
Midfielder Angel Di Maria
Midfielder Javier Mascherano (captain)
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Carlos Tevez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper JUNG Sung-ryong
Defender LEE Jung-soo
Defender CHO Yong-Hyung
Defender/Midfielder LEE Young-pyo
Midfielder OH Beom-seok
Midfielder PARK Ji-sung (captain)
Midfielder KIM Jung-Woo
Midfielder KI Sung-yueng
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong
Forward PARK Chu-young
Forward YEOM Ki-hun

Substitutions:

Nicolas Burdisso for Walter Samuel 23
Sergio Agüero for Carlos Tevez 75
Mario Bolatti for Gonzalo Higuaín 82

Substitutions:

KIM Nam-Il for KI Sung-yueng 46
LEE Dong-gook for PARK Chu-young 81

Cards:

Jonas Gutierrez 54 Y
Javier Mascherano 55 Y
Gabriel Heinze 74 Y

Cards:

YEOM Ki-hun 10 Y
LEE Chung-yong 34 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mariano Andujar
Goalkeeper Diego Pozo
Defender Nicolas Burdisso
Defender Ariel Garce
Midfielder Mario Bolatti
Midfielder Javier Pastore
Forward Sergio Agüero
Forward Diego Milito
Forward Martin Palermo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper LEE Woon-Jae
Goalkeeper KIM Young-kwang
Defender KIM Dong-jin
Defender KIM Hyung-Il
Defender KANG Min-soo
Defender LEE Seung-Yeul
Midfielder KIM Bo-kyung
Midfielder KIM Jae-Sung
Midfielder KIM Nam-Il
Forward LEE Dong-gook
Forward CHA Du-ri
Forward AHN Jung-Hwan