South Korea vs. Algeria: Live Player Ratings

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2014

CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17:  Ki Sung-Yueng of South Korea controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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Algeria provided a rampant first-half display to beat South Korea 4-2 in their second Group H match. The result means Russia's place in the knockout stage is under threat: Algeria need just one point during the encounter to advance.

South Korea are on the brink of elimination, despite showing decent fight after going 3-0 down. A miracle is needed if the Asian side are to progress.

Here's a full rundown of player ratings from across the bout.

South Korea Ratings
PlayerHalf-Time RatingFull-Time Rating
S.R. Jung55
S.Y. Yun34
Y.G. Kim44
Y. Lee44
J.H. Hong44
J.C. Koo54
K.Y. Han46
S.Y. Ki57
C.Y. Lee56
C.Y. Park44
H.M. Son67
D.W. JiN/A5
K. WookN/A6
Lee KeunhoN/AN/A

Half-Time Analysis

S.R. Jung: Afforded no support by his defenders. Can't be blamed for the deficit.

S.Y. Yun: Struggled with Djabou before letting Slimani have a free header at goal. 

Y.G. Kim: Perhaps lucky to have escape a penalty shout in the opening minutes.

Y. Lee: Wants to get forward, but it continually halted due to Algeria's dominance.

J.H. Hong: Can't deal with the trickery of Algeria's forwards. One of many who are struggling. 

J.C. Koo: The highlight of his game so far is taking a knock to the head.

K.Y. Han: Rarely in possession, out-battled across the pitch.

S.Y. Ki: Couldn't get on the ball. Looking lost against a physical midfield.

C.Y. Lee: Looking to support Son whenever possible. 

C.Y. Park: Anonymous beyond one run early in the game. Needs to work harder.

H.M. Son: Showed moments of top class play.


Full-Time Analysis

S.R. Jung: Couldn't have done any more than he did. Will be disappointed with his defence. 

S.Y. Yun: Played without intelligence or the belief he could compete. A truly terrible performance.

Y.G. Kim: Lucky to have not conceded a penalty, couldn't deal with long balls.

Y. Lee: Exposed throughout the match, although showed decent energy.

J.H. Hong: Will need to dust himself off after a difficult display. Outfoxed when Algeria targeted his position.

J.C. Koo: Went missing for the most part. Began to influence the game after South Korea's first, but soon faded. 

K.Y. Han: Popped up with an attacking run and goal in the second half, but needed more energy to continually pressure.

S.Y. Ki: Hit one stinger of a shot and a handful of poor free kicks. Greater end product needed, although distribution was top class in the second half.

C.Y. Lee: Couldn't link with Son, leaving his teammate isolated.

C.Y. Park: Failed to make an impact at all. Didn't offer his full-back enough support down the flanks.

H.M. Son: Had it all to do by himself. Scored a decent goal and looked threatening when given space.


D.W. Ji: One poor shot from the edge of the box.

K. Wook: Caused plenty of problems with his height. Was needed earlier.

Lee Keunho: Not enough time to make an impact.


Algeria Ratings
PlayerHalf-Time RatingFull-Time Rating
Rais M'Bolhi57
Aissa Mandi77
Madjid Bougherra77
Rafik Halliche 99
Djamel Mesbah67
Carl Medjani 66
Nabil Bentaleb77
Abdelmoumen Djabou87
Sofiane Feghouli76
Yacine Brahimi89
Islam Slimani87
Nabil GhilasN/A8
Essaid BelkalemN/A6
Medhi LacenN/A6

Half-Time Analysis

M'Bolhi: Rarely called into action.

Mandi: Delivered a couple of wicked balls from the right, looking to attack when possible.

Bougherra: A solid 45 minutes. Made one vital tackle on Son, limiting the deadly forward's time on the ball.

Halliche: Powerful in the air. Scored an excellent second and looks impenetrable at the back. 

Mesbah: Rarely troubled, will be happy with a solid half. 

Medjani: Failed with a couple of crosses, but playing positively. 

Bentaleb: Cool in possession, keeping things ticking over well. 

Djabou: Unfortunate to have not won a penalty, but managed to slot home a simple third goal. 

Feghouli: Created an early chance and continues to be creative in possession.

Brahimi: Plenty of action across the pitch, adding real energy to the team.

Slimani: Missed two glorious opportunities inside the first 30 minutes, before scoring.

Full Time Analysis

M'Bolhi: Made one top class save from Ki. Looked to punch, for better or for worse, whenever possible.

Mandi: Continued to press when the energy levels dropped. Some quality deliveries from deep.

Bougherra: Excellent in the first half and began to struggle during the second. Wook's appearance added a slight sense of panic.

Halliche: Scored an important second and dominated throughout. An excellent display. 

Mesbah: Drew the South Korean defence out of position with runs up the line.

Medjani: Lucky to have not conceded a penalty late on. His crossing wasn't particular sharp, but Medjani played confidently and with real industry.

Bentaleb: An under the radar performance that kept things moving. Quietly decent. 

Djabou: Scored a simple third and was may have had a penalty. Ran out of steam during the second half.

Feghouli: Impressive on the ball, but overshadowed by Brahimi's endless running and dribbling skills.

Brahimi: Deserved his goal. Continued to bomb up and down the pitch and looked a real threat on the ball.

Slimani: Quiet in the second half. A mixed bag from the man who scored Algeria's opener, as he could have notched a hat-trick.


Nabil Ghilas: Made a number of defensive headers after coming on. Worked really hard, an impressive brief showing from the forward.

Essaid Belkalem: Barely called into action, tried to mark Wook out of the game.

Medhi Lacen: Added much needed legs after Brahimi's heroics.


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