South Korea put themselves in a commanding position to qualify from Group B of the Olympic football tournament as they defeated Switzerland 2-1 in an enthralling contest at the Coventry City Stadium.
Arsenal’s Chu-Young Park put the Asian side in front early in the second half only to see Innocent Emeghara level minutes later.
However, the game was eventually settled midway through the second period by a magnificent volley from Bo-Kyung Kim.
Both sides went into the contest looking for their first win of the tournament after draws against Mexico and Gabon respectively. Chu-Young lead the line for the Koreans, who made no changes to their starting eleven.
And it was Chu-Young who had the game’s first real chance, as his header from a far post corner was brilliantly turned away by Diego Benaglio.
The Koreans dominated a half of few chances, with Chu-Young at the forefront of most of their attacks. The former Monaco man almost benefited from a defensive lapse as a through ball deflected into his path off the legs of Fabian Schaer but Benaglio showed good reactions again to deny the striker from close range.
In spite of some attractive and well constructed play, the Koreans were unable to…