Japan 2-2 South Korea (Japan win 3-0 on penalties)

Japan finally rewrite history

January 25, 2011
By John Duerden
(Archive)
The history books will say that the 2011 Asian Cup semi-final ended in a 3-0 penalty shootout win for Japan over South Korea after 120 minutes of action ended 2-2. Future students of the game will deserve to know a whole lot more, however. It was an epic evening that had everything - great, controversial and dramatic goals, bad calls, instant redemptions and last-minute action.

History is never far away from this fixture, the fiercest rivalry in Asian football. The Qatari capital of Doha ...

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