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S. Korean forward scores in Salzburg's miracle win in UEFA Europa League

2018/04/13 08:54

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SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Red Bull Salzburg's South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan has scored his 12th goal of the season to help his team's miracle win in the UEFA Europa League.

Hwang scored Salzburg's third goal in their 4-1 win over Lazio in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg at Red Bull Arena in Salzburg, Austria, on Thursday (local time). With the latest result, Salzburg became the first Austrian club to reach the semifinals of the second-tier European football tournament after they advanced on 6-5 aggregate.

Hwang, who missed the first leg due to yellow card accumulation, started as center forward against the Italian giants. With Salzburg leading 2-1, the 22-year-old South Korean scored a goal in the 74th with his right footed strike following a pass by Duje Caleta-Car.

It was Hwang's 12th goal of the 2017-18 season and his second at the UEFA Europa League. He also broke his monthlong goal drought. Hwang last scored for Salzburg in February against Austria Klagenfurt in the Austria Cup quarterfinals.

Salzburg, which lost 4-2 to Lazio in the first leg, produced their fourth goal of the night in the 76th when Stefan Leiner's header found the net. Hwang was then replaced by Fredrik Gulbrandsen in the 79th.

Salzburg hold on to win the match 4-1 and joined Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Olympique Marseille to play in the UEFA Europa League semifinals.

Hwang is one of the players who is expected to represent South Korea at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He has two goals in 11 international appearance.

In this photo taken by the EPA, Red Bull Salzburg's Hwang Hee-chan (R) vies for the ball against Lazio's Luiz Felipe during the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg match between RB Salzburg and SS Lazio in Salzburg, Austria, on April 12, 2018. (Yonhap) In this photo taken by the EPA, Red Bull Salzburg's Hwang Hee-chan (R) vies for the ball against Lazio's Luiz Felipe during the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg match between RB Salzburg and SS Lazio in Salzburg, Austria, on April 12, 2018. (Yonhap)

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