South Korea reach FIFA U20 last-16

South Korea beat Argentina 2-1 in their second match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup played at Jeonju World Cup Stadium to confirm a place in the knockout stages.

The two goals were scored by Lee Seungwoo and Paik Seungho in the first half to send the host nation into the Round of 16. 

Lee opened the scoring in the 18th minute by outpacing Argentina’s backline to finish off the move with a chip to put his side 1-0 up.   

They doubled the lead on 42 minutes when Argentina goalkeeper Franco Petroli fouled Cho Youngwook in the penalty area.  

Paik stepped up scored the spot-kick, sending the keeper the wrong way to make it 2-0 going into the half-time break.

Argentina pulled a goal back in the 50th minute when substitute Marcelo Torres scored with a shot beating the Korea Republic goalkeeper Song Bumkeun to make it 2-1. 

The home side held out for the win to book their place in the last 16.

Tuesday's other results:

England U20 1-1 Guinea U20
Guinea got their first point at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after an own goal saw England succumb to a 1-1 draw. Lewis Cook scored for England in the 52nd minute and then the own goal came via Fikayo Tomori when he played a blind pass back to goalkeeper Dean Henderson from near the half-way line, beating him to make it 1-1.

Venezuela U20 7-0 Vanuatu U20
Venezuela won their second consecutive match thrashing Vanuatu 7-0 in Daejeon in Group B to move into the round of 16. The goals were scored by a Sergio Cordova brace and while goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez scored via a penalty. The rest were scored by Jan Hurtado, Williams Velasquez, Adalberto Penaranda and Samuel Sosa.

Mexico U20 0-0 Germany U20

Germany are on the verge of elimination after they could only manage a draw with Mexico.

Fabian Reese missed the best opportunity for the Europeans in what was a game of few chances. The result leaves Mexico three points clear of Germany in second place and needing just a point against Group B to qualify behind leaders Venezuela.

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