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.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) May 23, 2017
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.