Korea Republic were made to work hard for 40 minutes, but finally managed to break the deadlock with with a towering header from a well taken corner.
Korea Republic huffed and puffed and carved open the spirited Kyrgyz defence a number of times but found ‘keeper Kutman Kadyrbekov – or their own wastefulness – standing in the way.
However, a Hong Chul corner from the right wing was met by 22-year old center back Kim Min-Jae on the near post as he directed a firm header through the goalkeeper’s legs to put Korea Republic 1-0 up.
Entirely deserved. It’s all been one way traffic so far.