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Korean footballer Lee Seung-woo scores his first career goal

Korean footballer Lee Seung-woo scores his first career goal

Posted May. 07, 2018 07:20,   

Updated May. 07, 2018 07:20


During Hellas Verona’s corner kick in the Serie A soccer match against AC Milan, South Korean forward Lee Seung-woo, who was standing in the penalty arch, shot the ball available from the opposing defender’s header with a fierce volley into the net. Gianluigi Donnarumma, an Italian goalkeeper who is said to be heir to the legendary goalkeeper Buffon’s No. 1 position, dived for the ball but Lee’s powerful volley was unstoppable.

In the 2017-2018 Serie A match the 36th round of the AC Milan away game at the Sin Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on Sunday, the 20-year-old South Korean player shot home a late consolation in the 85th minute, making his first goal in his career in the first appearance on the Italian club as well as the senior stage. Lee is the second South Korean footballer to play for the Italy’s top league after former player Ahn Jung-hwan who played for Perugia.

Lee made a Serie A debut for Verona as a substitute in the second half of the game against SS Lazio back in last September but failed to be chosen for the starting line up since then. He came on as a substitute for all 13 games that he played this season. But on Sunday, the young Korean player made a fantastic goal after the substitution in the 57th minute, showing an impressive play.

Yun-Cheol Jeong trigger@donga.com