Edin Dzeko became the fifth player in five matches to score twice in the same game, but wasn’t able to prevent his Bosnian side losing to South Korea in the most open match we’ve seen so far in Brazil.
The Manchester City striker got on the end of a delightful ball forwards from Subasic in the seventh minute to put Bosnia in front with his 33rd international goal.
South Korea turned the match on its head in the five minutes before half-time, with two goals barely ninety seconds apart. Ku Ja-Cheol was given far too much space in the box and he found the back of the net at the near post after a lovely through-ball from Chung-Yong.
Yoo Byung-Soo had the Koreans in front moments later when he was played in by Heung-Min, taking a touch to round the ‘keeper before staying cool to slot past two defenders who’d got back on to the line.
Dzeko had Bosnia level six minutes after the interval, with a deep cross from Subasic once again proving the undoing of the diminutive Korean central defence, with Dzeko’s header from twelve yards powering past Sung-Ryong.
Parity was only restored for six minutes until Son Heung-Min scored the decisive fifth goal of the game. Byung-Soo repayed the favour of an assist for his team-mate, and the Hamburg man slotted home from the edge of the box.
Edin Dzeko was denied a hat-trick (above) on Bosnia’s World Cup debut by an offside decision on 73 minutes. Dragan Blatnjak’s shot was spilled by Sung-Ryong, and Dzeko’s tap-in from six yards was disallowed.
South Korea held out, and won their opening match for the 4th successive World Cup.
FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014 MATCH 05: GROUP B SOUTH KOREA 3-2 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Ku Ja-Cheol 41 Dzeko 7, 51 Yoo Byung-Soo 43 Son Heung-Min 57 Porto Alegre
GROUP B P W D L F A GD Pts 1. S.Korea 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3 =. Uruguay 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 3 3. Belgium 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 =. Bosnia 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0