SKorea eases to 2-0 win over lackluster Greece
2010-06-12 13:36:49 GMT2010-06-12 21:36:49 (Beijing Time)
South Korea captain Park Ji-Sung (right) celebrates with teammates at the end of the Group B first round 2010 World Cup match against Greece at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth. South Korea defeated Greece 2-0. (AP Photo)
South Korea's Park Ji-sung celebrates after scoring a goal against Greece during their 2010 World Cup Group B soccer match at Nelson Mandela Bay stadiumin Port Elizabeth June 12, 2010. (REUTERS/Howard Burditt)
South Korea's Park Chu-young (L) fights for the ball against Greece's Avraam Papadopoulos during their 2010 World Cup Group B soccer match at NelsonMandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth June 12, 2010. (REUTERS/Howard Burditt)
South Korea's Lee Jung-soo, center, clashes with Greece's Dimitris Salpingidis, left, and Greece's Pantelis Kapetanos, right, during the World Cup groupB soccer match between South Korea and Greece at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
Greece's Avraam Papadopoulos reacts after the 2010 World Cup Group B soccer match against South Korea at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port ElizabethJune 12, 2010.
South Korea eased to a 2-0 win over a lackluster Greece in Saturday’s first Group B match of the World Cup.
Lee Jung-soo tapped in unmarked to open the scoring in the seventh minute at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and captain Park Ji-sung doubled the lead in the 52nd with a slick solo goal.
The Manchester United midfielder collected a misplaced pass from Vassilis Torosidis and skipped past two defenders before slipping a shot across goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas and inside the far post.
Striker Park Chu-young had another three chances to score for South Korea and Fanis Gekas had a shot saved with 10 minutes left for what was Greece’s best chance.