It exploded in 18 minutes, a ‘strong’ presence.
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Lee Kang-in reports debut goal for PSG and UCL Substituted
in the 26th minute of the second half against AC Milan in Group F, scored
a key goal in the 44th minute of the second half with a 2-0 lead ‘Bang’ 3 months since joining the team, 22-year-old like ‘Son’
after 12 official games, first goal in the Champions League for 3 consecutive wins PSG rises to first place in group October
was a meaningful moment for Lee Kang-in (22), who imprinted his name on the European stage by transferring to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the powerhouse of French professional football, this summer. He, who was unable to play many games last month due to a thigh injury, belatedly joined the Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer team and participated in the gold medal victory, resolving the issue of military service. Afterwards, he established himself as the center of the national team, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist, including his debut goal, in two consecutive A matches of the adult national team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.Lee Kang-in scored his debut goal for PSG and his first goal in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), setting the perfect tone to remember October as the best month.PSG won 3-0 against Italy’s ‘prestigious’ AC Milan in the third match of Group F of the 2023-2024 season UCL group stage held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 26th.
On this day, Lee Kang-in was replaced by Ousmane Dembele as a right-wing striker in the 26th minute of the second half with the team leading 2-0, and he actively roamed the field. He scored a key goal in the 44th minute of the second half to put the team up 3-0. When striker Gonzalo Hamus dropped a ground ball cross from Warren Jair Emery, who penetrated the right flank, Lee Kang-in, who was near the penalty arc, calmly fired a left-footed shot that shook the net. The opposing goalkeeper had no choice but to stand still and watch the exquisite shot that hit the bottom right corner of the goal.
As a result, Lee Kang-in changed his uniform from Mallorca, Spain to PSG on July 9, and scored his debut goal and first attack point three months after joining and 12 official games. At the same time, he completed his debut goal in UCL, the ‘stage of dreams’. In addition, Lee Kang-in stands shoulder to shoulder with ‘captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) as the Korean player who scored his debut goal in the UCL finals at the age of 22. On October 1, 2014, while playing for Germany’s Leverkusen, Son Heung-min set the record as the youngest Korean UCL debut goal against Portugal’s Benfica (Portugal). At the time, Son Heung-min was 22 years and 3 months old, and on this day, Lee Kang-in succeeded in scoring a UCL goal at the age of 22 years and 8 months.
Lee Kang-in, who made his UCL debut at the age of 18 years and 6 months, the youngest Korean player in September 2019 while playing for Valencia (Spain), was unable to play on the UCL stage for a while as he later transferred to Mallorca. Lee Kang-in, who continued to grow at Mallorca, returned to UCL after four seasons by joining PSG, a world-class team, in this summer transfer market. Lee Kang-in showed off his presence that day by not only scoring a goal but also boasting a 93% pass success rate (14 out of 15).
Thanks to Lee Kang-in’s performance, PSG achieved a comfortable 3-0 victory, recording their third consecutive win in the UCL group stage and rising to first place in Group F (9 points). Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Newcastle (England, 4 points), and AC Milan (1 point) followed.
The first goal on this day came from the foot of ‘ace’ Kylian Mbappe. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Mbappe easily beat a defender outside the penalty arc and then fired a surprise right-footed shot that hit the opponent’s net. PSG made it 2-0 in the 8th minute of the second half when the goalkeeper blocked Dembele’s shot and Randal Kolo Muani shot again from the front of the goal.
Lee Kang-in will now play in the away game against Brest in the 10th round of Ligue 1 on the 29th. Attention is being paid to whether Lee Kang-in will succeed in scoring again and lead the team to victory.스포츠토토