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    Kyrgyzstan 0 South Korea 1: Bento's men secure progress after another narrow win

    Despite hitting the crossbar three times, South Korea just about did enough to beat Kyrgyzstan and book their passage in the 2019 Asian Cup.

    South Korea have secured their progress to the knockout phase of the 2019 Asian Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan, despite missing a host of glorious opportunities. 

    Coach Paulo Bento wanted a proactive attacking approach from Korea after stuttering to 1-0 win over Philippines in their Group C opener and, while his team's finishing left a lot to be desired, they at least crafted the openings perhaps lacking last time out.

    Arguably the worst miss was by Lee Chung-yong, who blazed over from close range, though Kim Min-jae let him off the hook just before the interval by breaking the deadlock.

    South Korea should have added to the score, as they struck the crossbar three times in the second period, but luckily for them Kyrgyzstan failed to create chances to punish their wastefulness.

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