South Korea players celebrate their victory against Switzerland at the end of their men's Group B football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Coventry July 29, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)
An excited seven minutes gave Korea Republic a 2-1 win over a strong Swiss side.
The first half featured the potent Koreans creating a plethora of opportunities. Scorer Park Chu-Young had a number of chances to give his team the edge, but was constantly stopped by keeper Diego Benaglio.
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In the second half, the action got frenzied when Park finally broke through in the 57th minute. He met a Nam Tae-Hee cross with his head to give his team a 1-0 lead. But the lead lasted all of three minutes as Innocent Emeghara split two defenders and met a Ricardo Rodriguez cross with a timely header into the back of the net.
The deadlock seemed primed to continue, but just four minutes later Kim Bo-Kyung deflected a Koo Ja-Choel cross into the net. The remainder of the match saw the sides trading chances, but Korea found a way to hold on and ensure themselves four points.
Korea needs just one point to reach the quarter finals while Switzerland needs a win over Mexico to dream of the knockout stages.