Serbian Korean Guy Hwang In-beom scored his European Champions League (UCL) debut goal against Manchester City.

Zvezda lost their 2023-2024 UCL group stage sixth-place match against City 2-3 on Thursday (ET) at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia.

Hwang In-beom started the match and played the full 90 minutes, scoring in the 31st minute and setting up Aleksandar Katai’s goal in stoppage time for a one-goal, one-assist performance.

Going into the game, Manchester City had already clinched first place in the group and a spot in the round of 16, so they rested many of their starters. The attacking lineup was mostly made up of prospects and rotation players. Zvezda, on the other hand, had no chance of finishing in third place even if they caught City on the winner’s-take-all, but they fielded a full-strength lineup, including Hwang In-beom, in search of their first UCL win this season.

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Hwang In-bum set up the attack from the start with his passing. In the 15th minute, Hwang’s penetrating pass found Boukari, who finished with a shot that was blocked by the defense.

However, City were strong and took the lead. In the 29th minute, Mateusz Núñez’s pass found Micah Hamilton, who calmly dribbled through on goal before firing a right-footed shot into the Zvezda net. Zvezda fought back. In the 27th minute, after a steady attacking move, Nedeljkovic won the ball in the box. Nedeljkovic’s left-footed shot went just wide of the goal.

After starting the second half on the back foot, Zvezda conceded another goal. In the 17th minute of the second half, Oscar Babb broke through three defenders before calmly firing a left-footed shot into the back of the net.

Zvezda pulled one back through Hwang In-beom. In the 31st minute of the second half, the ball found its way to Hwang In-Beom, and a counterattack developed. Hwang calmly collected the ball and slipped a forward pass to Bukari. He then went straight into the penalty box and received a pass from Bukari. Hwang In-Bum calmly finished with his left foot in the box to score the equalizer.

City were back in it. In the 39th minute, Hamilton earned a penalty kick for a foul. Calvin Phillips stepped up to take the spot kick and cleanly converted.랭크카지노

Zvezda pulled one back with an assist from Hwang In-Bum. In stoppage time, Hwang’s cross was headed home by Katai to narrow the gap. However, the match ended the same way, with Zvezda losing 2 – 3.

Hwang In-beom started the game and has been a star in all six of Zvezda’s UCL group stage matches this season. Against City, he was equally impressive with a goal and an assist, creating five chances, winning three contests and making two interceptions.

Meanwhile, Hwang In-beom was able to make a disappointing end to his UCL campaign a little better by scoring against City, a game he was highly touted for when he joined Zvezda.

Hwang In-beom was the center of attention when he joined Zvezda in September. Hwang cited the Champions League as the biggest reason for his move to Zvezda. “The Champions League is a big reason why I’m here,” he said. We all want to play in the best competition in the world,” he claimed, adding, “I am ready to play for Zvezda with my teammates to introduce myself to the fans.”

On the teams he will face in the Champions League group stage, he added: “There is no easy group in the Champions League. We are a good team and we are happy to play against big European clubs like Man City,” he added, “I am looking forward to the game, we are not afraid of anyone. I think we can beat anyone in Group G,” he said confidently.

Hwang In-bum revealed that he had asked Premier League players Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) about Man City. “I asked them about Man City, and they both said I should be ready to run non-stop for 90 minutes. This is something I can do,” he said.

“We have to run non-stop and I don’t think we’re going to defend for 90 minutes. We need to score goals to win, whether it’s Man City or Leipzig,” he said. “We need to win in the Champions League, we need to defend and play for the draw. I’m ready to help the team and I’m ready to play like a dog,” he said. Despite a disappointing end to his UCL campaign, Hwang In-Beom fulfilled his promise to fans with a brilliant performance against Man City.

Pep Guardiola is in danger of developing a “Korean Guy” phobia after conceding several goals to South Korean players this season. Guardiola couldn’t remember Hwang’s name in his pre-match press conference ahead of a league game against Wolverhampton this season and referred to him as “Korean Guy,” a nickname that became his new moniker after Hwang’s dramatic comeback goal against Man City.

Against Tottenham, another Premier League player and fellow Korean, Son Heung-min, took the blow. Son is the quintessential “City killer,” with seven goals and three assists against City. Heung-min opened the scoring right from the start. After receiving a long pass from Bryan Hill, Son used his explosive speed to burst into the box. He broke through Jeremy Doku’s defense and scored with a powerful right-footed shot. Despite conceding an own goal afterward, Son was able to help Tottenham equalize in the 24th minute of stoppage time with the score at 1-2, giving them the lead they needed to draw with Man City. Guardiola’s side could have claimed all three points, but instead settled for a point.

After Hwang Hee-chan and Son Heung-min, Hwang In-beom’s performance against Guardiola and Man City will not be forgotten by Guardiola.

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