South Korea vs. Belgium: Final Player Ratings

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South Korea vs. Belgium: Final Player Ratings
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Jan Vertonghen scored late as Belgium beat South Korea 1-0 to finish atop Group H with a perfect nine points from three matches.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

South Korea Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Kim Seung-Gyu 6 5
Yun Suk-Young 6 6
Kim Young-Gwon 7 6
Son Heung-Min 7 5
Lee Yong 6 7
Koo Ja-Cheol 6 6
Han Kook-Young 6 6
Ki Sung-Yueng 7 7
Lee Chung-Yong 6 7
Kim Shin-Wook 6 6
Hong Jeong-Ho 6 6
Lee Keun-Ho N/A 6
Kim Bo-Kyung N/A 5
Ji Dong-Won N/A 5


Half-Time analysis for South Korea

Kim Seung-Gyu: Hasn't had to make a save.
Yun Suk-Young: Has performed admirably opposite Januzaj.
Kim Young-Gwon: Had a good look of goal from in close but blasted his effort well wide.
Son Heung-Min: Has so far won everything in the air.
Lee Yong: Made an important defensive clearance on Mirallas.
Koo Ja-Cheol: Has so far completed 86 percent of his passes.
Han Kook-Young: Distribution has been excellent.
Ki Sung-Yueng: Delivered the free kick that Young-Gwon should have at least directed at the target.
Lee Chung-Yong: Need to get him more involved opposite Vertonghen.
Kim Shin-Wook: Just 17 touches of the ball in the first half.
Hong Jeong-Ho: Booked for a 38th-minute foul on Mirallas.

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Full-Time analysis for South Korea

Kim Seung-Gyu: Parried Origi's shot into the path of Vertonghen for the goal.
Yun Suk-Young: Lost the odd battle with Vanden Borre but defended well against Januzaj.
Kim Young-Gwon: Contributed a trio of tackles and moved the ball quickly out of defense.
Son Heung-Min: Didn't create nearly enough going forward.
Lee Yong: Helped ensure South Korea were rarely beaten out wide.
Koo Ja-Cheol: Had no trouble moving the ball downfield; it was in the attacking third that he and his teammates struggled.
Han Kook-Young: Withdrawn at the break in favour of Lee Keun-Ho.
Ki Sung-Yueng: His side's best performer on the day.
Lee Chung-Yong: Tested Courtois with a late effort.
Kim Shin-Wook: Not a single shot from the centre-forward.
Hong Jeong-Ho: Caught out of position in the buildup leading to the Belgium goal.

Lee Keun-Ho: Showed a willingness to run at opponents after coming on.
Kim Bo-Kyung: Didn't add much in the centre of the park.
Ji Dong-Won: Just a single shot - and it didn't hit the target.

Belgium Player Ratings
Player Half-Time Full-Time
Thibaut Courtois 7 8
Antony Vanden Borre 7 7
Daniel Van Buyten 7 7
Nicolas Lombaerts 6 7
Jan Vertonghen 6 8
Marouane Fellaini 6 6
Steven Defour 5 5
Mousa Dembele 5 6
Kevin Mirallas 6 6
Dries Mertens 5 5
Adnan Januzaj 6 5
Divock Origi N/A 6
Nacer Chadli N/A 6
Eden Hazard N/A 5


Half-Time analysis for Belgium

Thibaut Courtois: Made a superb stop to deny Ki Sung-Yueng.
Antony Vanden Borre: Finding some openings down the right-hand side.
Daniel Van Buyten: Yet to misplace a single pass.
Nicolas Lombaerts: Ball-movement has been good, but he's been poor in the air.
Jan Vertonghen: Has attempted a pair of ambitious shots.
Marouane Fellaini: Passing has been well off.
Steven Defour: Shown a straight red card for a reckless, studs-up challenge on Kim Shin-Wook.
Mousa Dembele: Giving the ball away far too often.
Kevin Mirallas: Too many offside runs.
Dries Mertens: Had a wide open net in which to place the ball but ballooned it over the crossbar.
Adnan Januzaj: Yet to attempt a single shot.

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Full-Time analysis for Belgium

Thibaut Courtois: Made an excellent, late save to preserve his clean sheet.
Antony Vanden Borre: May have taken Toby Alderweireld's spot at right-back.
Daniel Van Buyten: Won all of his aerial battles.
Nicolas Lombaerts: Didn't misplace a single pass over the 90 minutes.
Jan Vertonghen: Got on the end of a rebound to power home the only goal of the match.
Marouane Fellaini: Distribution was lacking and he conceded possession too often.
Steven Defour: Shown a straight red card for a reckless, studs-up challenge on Kim Shin-Wook.
Mousa Dembele: His best contribution was on the defensive side of the ball.
Kevin Mirallas: Had chances and will be disappointed not to have taken them.
Dries Mertens: See above.
Adnan Januzaj: A mostly disappointing showing for the Manchester United man.

Divock Origi: Took the shot that led to the Vertonghen goal.
Nacer Chadli: Immediately improved Belgium's ball-movement.
Eden Hazard: Made a late, mostly pointless, cameo.

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