Hwang In-beom, who moved to Tsurvena Zvezda, made his UEFA Champions League (UCL) debut against Manchester City. Hwang In-beom, who entered the Etihad Stadium on an away trip to Manchester City, started. Zvezda tried to counterattack while playing defensively, and Hwang In-beom was the starting point for scoring.
In the 45th minute of the first half, Hwang In-beom was involved in scoring. Hwang In-beom delivered a high shot ball to Mirko Ivanich. Immediately, the penetration pass was connected to Osman Bukari, who was trying to break the line. Bukari, who had a one-on-one chance, calmly cut the net. Offside was initially declared, but VAR confirmed the score. 스포츠토토
But Man City were strong. He was balanced after entering the second half. In the second minute of the second half, Julian Alvarez pushed the ball given by Erling Holland to score an equalizer. Zvezda even allowed a turnaround. In the 15th minute of the second half, goalkeeper Omri Glazer failed to punch while blocking Alvarez’s free kick, reversing the game. Zvezda fought back by sending in Peter Olinka and Jean-Philippe Kraso.
There was no twist. Rather, Manchester City succeeded in scoring a wedge goal by Rodri, who dug into the box in the 28th minute of the second half. For the rest of the time, Zvezda put in Vladimir Rucic, Kings Kangwa and Milos Degenec, but it didn’t come to fruition. It ended with Manchester City’s 3-1 come-from-behind victory. Hwang In-beom made his debut in the 37th minute of the second half when he was replaced by Kangwa. It was a successful showcase.
According to UEFA, Hwang In-beom raced a whopping 11.2km in 82 minutes. Major stops include 1 shot on target, 76% successful pass (25 attempts-19 attempts), 50% successful long ball (four attempts-2 attempts), 75% contention on the ground (four attempts-3 successful), etc. Soccer statistical media ‘Huscoed Dotcom’ and ‘Foot Mob’ evaluated that it was easy, giving Hwang In-beom 6.7 points and 6.6 points, respectively.
Manchester City played on September 20 (Korea Standard Time). About a month later, Hwang In-beom expressed his feelings at a meeting with domestic reporters after the Vietnam match. “I’ve dreamed of going to UCL since I was young. I was so happy to make my debut against Man City, the best team in the world. It was an honor, the stadium was so good, and the fans’ support was great. I felt grateful. I could see why world-class players are world-class and I knew what part I should study. I gained confidence to be a better player,” he said.
Hwang In-beom, who was injured while training ahead of the match against Tunisia, was absent due to his poor physical condition in the match against Vietnam. Regarding the extent of the injury, he said, “I have to go to Serbia and check my condition. There is a game on the weekend and the next game is UCL. The club was worried a lot, but it didn’t get worse. I think I’ll have to take good care of myself and see if I can play on the weekend. I will manage and play well in UCL or upcoming league games. I feel I have to manage it well because the schedule is tight,” he said, strengthening his will.