‘Following A-match to UCL+PSG debut goal’ Lee Kang-in’s ‘magical’ October, Buddhist press ‘Lee Kang-in, Dembele’s strong competitor’
Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in exploded with his debut goal in the European Champions League following his A match. Lee Kang-in scored a key goal in the 44th minute of the second half in the third match of Group F of the 2023-2024 European Champions League group stage against AC Milan held at Parc des France in Paris, France on the 26th (Korean time). PSG won 3-0 with consecutive goals from Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, and Lee Kang-in. PSG, who won the game against AC Milan, which was considered a watershed, rose to the top of the group with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 6 points. PSG won 2-0 against Dortmund in the first game, but suffered a crushing 1-4 loss in the second game against Newcastle. They took a breather with a win against AC Milan, which was important for advancing to the round of 16. At the same time, Dormund, who beat Newcastle 1-0, was in second place. Newcastle is 3rd and AC Milan is 4th.
Starting with the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 7th, Lee Kang-in scored his debut goal in the international match against Tunisia on the 13th. Afterwards, he even scored his first goal in UCL, his dream stage. ‘Shootdori’, whose dream was to represent the national team and UCL, achieved all of these dreams in October. Lee Kang-in also wrote in French on his SNS, ‘A magical night in Paris! ‘Let’s move forward to achieve more,’ he wrote.
A relay of praise continues over Lee Kang-in’s performance. French media outlet Foot Mercato said, ’19 minutes was enough. He highly praised Lee Kang-in, saying, “In a short period of time, Lee Kang-in showed clean, decisive and aggressive qualities.” He continued, ‘Lee Kang-in is threatening Dembele. While Dembele struggled, Lee Kang-in, who replaced Dembele, scored a valuable goal. Dembele, who is already receiving criticism at PSG, did not play effectively. Even though Dembele continues to gain coach Luis Enrique’s trust, Lee Kang-in knows how to utilize the time and opportunity given to him.’
Mallorca, Lee Kang-in’s former team, congratulated Lee Kang-in on his UCL+PSG debut goal. On the 27th, Mallorca uploaded a photo celebrating Lee Kang-in’s PSG debut goal through their official SNS. In the photo, Lee Kang-in and Muriki, who was once Lee Kang-in’s best friend during his time in Mallorca, were together. Below is a photo of Lee Kang-in’s PSG debut goal, along with a congratulatory comment saying, ‘Congratulations on your last goal in La Liga and your first goal in UCL.’온라인카지노
Lee Kang-in started on the bench that day. Lee Kang-in made his return in the league match against Strasbourg on the 22nd. It was the return to the league after two months. Lee Kang-in started as a starter that day and played full time. The last time Lee Kang-in played in a league game was in the second round (1-1 draw) against Toulouse on August 20. On August 22nd, PSG posted on the club’s official website, ‘Tuesday’s medical update will focus on Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in injured his left quadriceps muscle. He said he plans to focus on treatment until the A-match ends in September. Prior to this, French media also intensively reported on Lee Kang-in’s injury. L’Equipe said, ‘Ahead of the third round against Lens, bad news was delivered to PSG about Lee Kang-in’s injury.’
It was already his second injury since joining PSG. Lee Kang-in started in a closed-door friendly match against Le Havre AC on July 22 and collapsed due to injury. Lee Kang-in, who was showing active movement, grabbed his right hamstring in the 43rd minute of the first half. In the end, he was substituted out. Lee Kang-in joined the East Asia tour that immediately followed, but he was unable to play. He had barely even trained. Lee Kang-in, who was unable to participate in the Japan tour and focused on recovery, finally made his comeback in the Korean tour. Lee Kang-in came on as a substitute in the 22nd minute of the second half of the game against Jeonbuk Hyundai and played for about 20 minutes. Although he was not in normal condition, he announced that he was quickly recovering from his injury. In a chaotic atmosphere such as Neymar’s transfer and Mbappe’s return, Lee Kang-in has established himself as PSG’s core force.
He played from the opening game. Lee Kang-in started in the opening match against Lorient and performed very well. Lee Kang-in, who played as a side attacker, looked the most threatening among the PSG players in the game. After the game, Lee Kang-in was named ‘The Player’ for the Lorient match by the Ligue 1 Secretariat. He also appeared in the subsequent match against Toulouse. However, he did not have the offensive points he expected, and instead received the lowest score among the starting attackers. There was news that Lee Kang-in, who also played as a side striker in two games, could transform into a midfielder as key side resources such as Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele have returned, but he suffered an injury.
Fortunately, recovery was quick. Hangzhou Asian Games national team coach Hwang Seon-hong, who constantly communicated with Lee Kang-in and checked his physical condition, said, “I received an official email and was told that the (injury) recovery is fast,” and “I understand that he will be training with the ball from the first week of this month. A match in September. “After the end of the season, we are preparing to return in time for the weekend game,” he said.
Lee Kang-in succeeded in his return through the first match of Group F of the 2023-2024 European Champions League group stage against Dortmund held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 20th of last month. Lee Kang-in was substituted in the second half. Lee Kang-in, who entered the field in the 34th minute of the second half, did not perform well as it was a short period of time. However, his physical condition did not look bad. Lee Kang-in attempted 12 passes that day and boasted a 100% success rate. There were no shots or key passes. Lee Kang-in received a rating of 6.1 points from WhoScored.com. With his participation on this day, Lee Kang-in succeeded in returning to the European Champions League for the first time in four years. Lee Kang-in previously experienced the European Champions League while playing for Valencia. Lee Kang-in, who came on as a substitute in the 45th minute of the second half in the first leg of the group stage against Chelsea in the 2019-2020 season, set the record as the youngest Korean to debut in the European Champions League at 18 years, 6 months and 30 days. The previous record was Jung Woo-young, who played for Bayern Munich at the time, at 19 years, 2 months and 8 days.
After this game, Lee Kang-in joined the Asian Games national team and succeeded in winning a gold medal. Although she didn’t perform as well as expected, she helped her win the gold medal. Lee Kang-in conducted an interview with the club immediately after returning to his team, and he said, “Paris (club) gave me a good opportunity, so I was able to win the gold medal at the Asian Games, which was my goal.” After lengthy discussions with the club, Lee Kang-in joined Hwang Seon-hong on September 21 and contributed to Korea’s third consecutive victory. He won a gold medal in the finals of the Korea-Japan match and received military service benefits. He joined the team on the 20th and was given ‘Indian rice’ by his colleagues to welcome them. PSG coach Luis Enrique also personally patted Lee Kang-in on the back.
Lee Kang-in said, “Coming to a big club in the summer was another challenge for me,” and looking back on the moment he left Mallorca and moved to PSG, he said, “I have a strong desire to compete with the players and show a good performance. I am in good shape. “I am ready to run. I have a strong desire to run quickly,” he said.
Lee Kang-in suffered a thigh injury at the end of August and was sidelined for about a month. He said, “I had an injury before going to the Asian Games, but (my physical condition) improved a lot while playing the Asian Games and A match. It will get better in the future.”
Lee Kang-in joined the A team after the Asian Games and showed off his peak skills. He scored two goals in an A-match friendly against Tunisia and one goal against Vietnam. It was his international debut goal against Tunisia. Lee Kang-in raised his voice, saying, “I don’t know how many minutes I will play against Strasbourg, but if I play, I will try my best to help the team.” He finally smiled, saying, “In the A match, many fans were wearing PSG uniforms. I am so grateful. I want to perform better and attract more fans.”
Coach Luis Enrique suddenly named Lee Kang-in. Coach Enrique appointed Lee Kang-in as the right wing of the 4-4-2 formation. Mbappe-Hamus, the top two, and Bacola, Vitinha, Luis, and Lee Kang-in formed the waist line. The back four consisted of Hernández, Pereira, Marquinhos, and Soller. The goal was guarded by Donnarumma. Lee Kang-in did not make many touches that day. Lee Kang-in attempted 53 passes and succeeded 48 while making 73 touches. The key pass and long pass were successful once. I could only shoot once. In particular, there was never a successful dribble. Lee Kang-in and Mbappe did not receive many balls. Even when he received the ball, he seemed to focus on tactical connection. The situation was similar even after Dembele moved to the left in the 21st minute of the second half. Serving as the starting point for Soler’s goal in the 31st minute of the first half was his most notable performance on the day. Lee Kang-in received a rating of 6.6 from WhoScored.com, a rating of 6.9 from SofaScore, and a rating of 7.1 from FootMob. After the game, Lee Kang-in expressed his feelings in French on his SNS, saying, “I am back at Parc des Princes. I am happy to win.”
On the 7th, the Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer final match between the Korean national soccer team and Japan was held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China. The national soccer team won the gold medal with a 2-1 win over Japan. Lee Kang-in received the gold medal at the awards ceremony. Hangzhou (China) = Reporter Song Jeong-heon firstname.lastname@example.org/2023.10.07/
Lee Kang-in’s next mission, after a successful return to the league, was UCL. In an interview with PSG TV, Lee Kang-in said, “UCL is a stage that not only me but all players want to play on. It is an important tournament for me and the team,” and expressed his determination, “I will prepare well for the game against AC Milan and make sure we win.” He continued, “We are well aware that this is a very important game. We are a team that always wants to win every game, and we only think about winning. If we do what we prepare, we can win.” He added, “I’m really looking forward to it and hope that day comes quickly. When I was young, “I have moved to the team I dreamed of since and am playing with the best players in the world. I want to play quickly,” he said, expressing his hope for participation.
Coach Enrique also said, “AC Milan plays in 4-3-3. They show organized play regardless of whether they have the ball or not. Sometimes they put 5 people on defense and adjust the formation. We also have the ability to adapt to the opponent’s strategy. “If Milan make a change, we will do what we have prepared, and if there is no change, we will play as usual.”
European media predicted that Lee Kang-in would start on the bench. Lee Kang-in was on the bench in the expected starting list for the PSG-AC Milan match released by UEFA on the official website on the 24th. France’s RMC Sports also said, ‘Warren Jair Emery has returned from injury. He is now ready to play in the next game. “Vitinya, who missed the Newcastle game, is also expected to take charge of the midfield.” Other media predicted the possibility of Fabian Lewis playing, but all predicted that Lee Kang-in would start on the bench.
Director Enrique’s choice was ‘Expressive Joker’. First, Ousmane Dembele took Lee Kang-in’s place. Coach Enrique brought out the 4-3-3 formation that day. Mbappe, Kolo Muani, and Dembele formed the top three. The French national team’s starting three-top player came out as is. The waist line included Jair-Emery, Manuel Ugarte, and Vitinha. The back four consisted of Lucas Hernández, Marquinhos, Milan Skrniar, and Ashraf Hakimi. The goal was guarded by Gianluigi Donnarumma. It was the best lineup that PSG could bring out. As expected, Lee Kang-in stood on the bench and waited to be dispatched.
AC Milan also introduced the 4-3-3 card. Rafael Leao, Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic formed the top three. Tijani Lijnders, Rade Krunic, and Yunus Musa appeared in midfield. Theo Hernández, Fikayo Tomori, Malik Chiau and Pierre Kalulu made up the defense. Mike Meignan put on his goalkeeper gloves.
The confrontation between the Hernández brothers attracted attention. Lucas and Theo are brothers who work together on the French national team, and this time they both played as left fullbacks. Lucas is a player who is strong in defense and Theo is a player who is strong in attack. Although they are brothers, their styles are very different. Lucas left Bayern Munich ahead of this season and wore a PSG uniform. Bayern, who sent Lucas, recruited Kim Min-jae to fill the void. Lucas suffered from injuries last season. Theo performed best for AC Milan and was rated as one of the best defenders in Serie A. Donnarumma was given the task of blocking the attack of her home team. Donnarumma left AC Milan as a free agent last season and joined PSG.
Lee Kang-in came on as a substitute in the 26th minute of the second half. Although he was only a short time, he left a strong impression. He recorded a total of 21 touches, showing a pass success rate of 93%. He attempted 15 passes and completed 14 of them. He attempted a long pass once and succeeded. In particular, he exploded with his debut goal. In the 44th minute of the second half, he exchanged a one-two pass with Jair-Emere near the right touchline, just in front of the halfway line, and rushed to the center. Jair-Emery drove the ball into the center from the right side of the penalty area. When substitute Gonzalo Hamus sensibly let the ball go, Lee Kang-in had a no-mark chance near the arc. Lee Kang-in fired a left-footed diagonal shot into the corner of the goal. It was his debut goal for PSG and his UCL debut goal. Lee Kang-in also shined defensively on this day. Although it was a short period of time, he attempted 5 ground duels and succeeded 3 times, and also made 2 successful tackles.
Lee Kang-in received a rating of 7.6 from PotMob and a rating of 7.4 from SofaScore. WhoScored.com gave it a rating of 7.2. Although he only came on as a substitute for a short time, he had the 4th or 5th highest rating on the team. That’s how big the impact of his debut goal was. At PSG, Zaire Emery was highly rated, followed by Mbappe, Randal Muani, and Donnarumma. On WhoScored.com, Mbappe received the highest score. In AC Milan, Pulisic received the highest rating. Other players only received low ratings of around 6 points.
The home team, PSG, pushed AC Milan from the beginning of the game. AC Milan’s Krunić and Chiau received warnings in the 6th minute of the first half. PSG opened the way with a right-side attack using Dembele. AC Milan also counterattacked. In the 10th minute of the first half, Leao converted Pulisic’s corner kick with a non-stop shot, but missed the side of the goal. AC Milan increased its market share. In the 16th minute, in the process of blocking Leao’s breakthrough, Hakimi committed a foul and allowed a free kick in a dangerous position. Leang’s shot hit Skriniar’s head and was out.
In the 22nd minute, PSG fired a shot. Mbappe, who received Hakimi’s pass, connected with a quick shot. The goalkeeper made a good save. Afterwards, the game was paused for a while. A fan stormed into the stadium. The game resumed after being pulled out by security guards. In the 26th minute, Leao broke through and attempted a right-foot curling shot. It missed the goal slightly. Afterwards, in a counterattack situation, Mbappe attempted a powerful shot, but unfortunately missed.
In a tense situation, PSG scored the first goal. In the 33rd minute, Jair-Emery dribbled from the halfway line. The ball was passed to Mbappe, who shook Tomori with a dribble. When there was space, I attempted a shot with my right foot. This literally shook the AC Milan net. It was a scene where Mbappe’s skills shined. Afterwards, AC Milan launched a counterattack. In the 40th minute, Leao struck with a great dribble, but the PSG defense blocked it. In the end, the first half ended with PSG in the lead.
As the second half started, AC Milan pushed hard. We had a chance to score early. While Donnarumma came up and cleared the ball, AC Milan fired a shot into an empty goal. But the PSG defense cleared it. PSG launched a counterattack. While the AC Milan defense was struggling, Ugarte stole the ball with strong pressure. Vitinha passed the ball to Dembele. Dembele dribbled and pushed it into the opposite corner of the goal. However, as a result of the video review, it was ruled that Ugarte committed a foul in the process of taking the ball. In the end, the score was cancelled.
AC Milan, who had overcome the crisis, took a good opportunity. Pulisic caught the ball from behind. He handed it over to Giroud, who was rushing from the other side. Giroud quickly connected with non-stop shooting. But I hit the side net.
PSG, who successfully blocked the opponent’s attack, scored an additional goal. In the 8th minute, in a corner kick situation, Mbappe quickly handled the ball while the AC Milan defense settled down. Dembele caught the ball and shot inside the penalty box. Meignan struck, but the ball fell in front of Colo Muani. Colo Muani succeeded in scoring an additional goal. PSG gained momentum and continued to create opportunities. PSG, who blocked AC Milan’s attack with strong pressure, immediately launched a counterattack. Mbappe attempted a powerful right-footed shot inside the box. I headed straight ahead.
AC Milan also counterattacked. Pulisic drove from the right flank to the center and struck hard with his left foot. Donnarumma caught it.
PSG’s offensive continued. The attack of the trio of Dembele, Kolo Muani, and Mbappe came to life, shaking the AC Milan defense. Lee Kang-in was brought on in the 26th minute of the second half. Lee Kang-in replaced Dembele. At the same time, Luis also took the field instead of Ugarte. As soon as Lee Kang-in was brought in, he passed a pass to Mbappe with a simple dribble. Mbappe tried to break through, but was caught by the defense and received a corner kick. There were also dizzying scenes. A pass miss was made in the center. Leao even fired a shot, but fortunately Marquinhos blocked it well.
AC Milan also chose change. Yassin Adly and Tommaso Pobega were substituted for Krunić and Musa. It was an aggressive change. It seemed to have an effect. I took a good opportunity. Leang received the pass and penetrated into the empty space in the defense. He hit a shot aimed at the corner of the goal. Goalkeeper Donnarumma made a save. Adli then fell after being pushed by Jair Emery in the box, but the referee continued the game. AC Milan players claimed a penalty kick, but it was not accepted.
AC Milan’s offensive continued. In the 36th minute, Giroud attempted to score with a header from a corner kick situation. Donnarumma headed straight towards the goalkeeper.
PSG also attacked. The attack that started with Lee Kang-in’s toes continued with Hakimi, Vitinya, and Mbappe. Mbappe kicked with his right foot in a no-mark situation. It hit the goalkeeper’s hand and hit the goalpost. It was a disappointing scene for PSG. Lee Kang-in later tried to dribble away from the three opposing defenders, but Theo’s foul led to the attack. It was a scene where Lee Kang-in’s skills stood out.
Lee Kang-in scored before the end of the second half. In the 44th minute, Lee Kang-in exchanged a one-two pass with Jair-Emere near the right touchline, just in front of the halfway line. Lee Kang-in rushed straight to the center, and Jair-Emery drove the ball in. When Jair Emery gave the ball from the right side of the penalty area to the center, substitute Hamus cleverly let the ball go. Lee Kang-in took a no-mark chance near the arc. Lee Kang-in hit the ball with his left foot accurately into the corner of the goal. AC Milan’s net shook, and Lee Kang-in’s debut goal for PSG and UCL debut was finally scored. All of his teammates came running to congratulate Lee Kang-in on his debut goal. Four minutes of extra time were given, and PSG used the remaining time well, eventually completing a 3-0 victory. Lee Kang-in left a clear impression on coach Enrique with his performance against AC Milan. In particular, he showed a definite presence in the game that day, when all three members of the French national team were in full effect.
Lee Kang-in also left a mark on the UCL stage, which he wanted to do. Lee Kang-in made his UCL debut in a match against Chelsea in September 2019 while playing for Valencia. He played a total of 5 UCL matches for Valencia. Lee Kang-in later moved to Mallorca and lost his connection with the UCL stage, but entered the UCL stage again wearing the PSG uniform this season. Lee Kang-in returned to the UCL stage as a substitute in the second half of the game against Dortmund, and even scored a goal in the game against AC Milan. Considering that PSG is a team aiming to win the UCL, Lee Kang-in’s goal this time has great significance.
Lee Kang-in is now returning to League 1. Lee Kang-in, who scored his first goal in the UCL, now sets his sights on scoring his league debut goal. Lee Kang-in is scheduled to play in the League 1 away game against Brestois at 9 p.m. on the 29th. Afterwards, the breathtaking schedule continues until the home game against Montpellier on November 4th. As the tight schedule continues, Lee Kang-in is expected to receive quite a few opportunities. There is a good chance of him scoring on his debut. Lee Kang-in is on his toes more than ever, following his A match and scoring the UCL goal on this day. He has 4 goals in his last 4 games. Once the League 1 schedule is completed, the UCL schedule will resume immediately. The away game against AC Milan will be held at 5 am on November 8th. It is expected that this match will determine whether the team will advance to the round of 16.