Japan 0 South Korea 2
Manchester United midfield playmaker Ji-Sung Park, who had initiated his international career at the relatively young age of nineteen at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, opened the scoring account for South Korea after only six minutes of action as he managed to beat three opposing defenders before he found the back of the net from the edge of the eighteen-yard area. The South Koreans then sealed the away win over Takeshi Okada´s Japan side thanks to a well executed penalty from Monaco forward Chu-young Park in the very last minute of normal time. Born in Seoul, Park had started out his club career with the Myongji University team in 1999 before he made a move to Japan to play for Kyoto Purple Sanga the following year. The midfielder then followed South Korea Head Coach Guus Hiddink to PSV Eindhoven where he won the Dutch Eredivisie Championship in both 2002-03 and 2004-05. Following 65 Eredivisie appearances for The Red and Whites, he was eventually brought to Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson for a transfer fee of £4 million at the beginning of the 2005-06 campaign. At Old Trafford, Park amassed nineteen goals in 134 Premier League games for United and won the Premiership title with the club in 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2010-11. Japan Team: Seigo Narazaki, Yuto Nagatomo, Yuji Nakazawa, Yuki Abe, Yasuhito Endo, Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda, Yasuyuki Konno, Shunsuke Nakamura, Shinji Okazaki, Yoshito Okubo. Substitutes: Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Kengo Nakamura, Eiji Kawashima, Daiki Iwamasa, Yuichi Komano, Gotoku Sakai, Shinji Kagawa, Kazuya Yamamura, Takayuki Morimoto, Kisho Yano. South Korea Team: Sung-Ryong Jung, Jung-Soo Lee, Tae-Hwi Kwak, Young-Pyo Lee, Ji-Sung Park, Jung-Woo Kim, Sung-Yueng Ki, Chung-Yong Lee, Du-Ri Cha, Keun-Ho Lee, Ki-Hun Yeom. Substitutes: Woon-Jae Lee, Young-Kwang Kim, Dong-Jin Kim, Hyung-Il Kim, Hyung-Min Shin, Seung-Yeul Lee, Beom-Seok Oh, Bo-Kyung Kim, Nam-Il Kim, Chu-Young Park, Jung-Hwan Ahn.