The rematch will be played next week in Suzhou, and the winner of the two-legged Asian women’s football qualification has reserved a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
chinaare female football the team has an advantage in Asian Olympic Qualifying Finals after the beating north korea 2-1 in the first game from home.
While the hosts could count on their stars from England Ji So-yun (Chelsea) i Lee Geum-min (Brighton) with Tottenham Cho So-hyun on the bench, China relied solely on the home team in an effort to reserve Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games point.
The guests took the lead in the 33rd minute through Goyang Zhang Xin, but the Chinese advantage lasted only six minutes earlier Kang Chae-rim he equalized for the Koreans after assisting Ji.
The teams entered the break evenly, although a draw would also give China an advantage on away goal rule, which is in effect for the playoffs.
It was South Korea that dominated the opponent’s goal attempts, throwing out 12 shots, five of which were on goal. However, a lower pass completion rate of just 51 percent meant they never actually created a fluid style of play because their additions failed to find the intended receivers.
In the end, a penalty kick from Wang Shuang in the 73rd minute settled the first game, giving China a 2-1 advantage to defend next week in Suzhou April 13.
With two goals conceded away, South Korea will have to win the rematch with two clear goals or score at least three in the win to secure their first Olympic appearance.
Other playoffs for the Olympic qualifiers, in between Cameroon i Chile, will take place on April 10 and 13.