Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist center back Lee Han-beom (21-Midtjylland) made his dream European debut and impressed with a fantastic assist.
Lee, who joined Danish club Midtjylland from FC Seoul in August, substituted for Gabriel in the 43rd minute with his team leading 3-1 in the 14th round of the 2023-2024 Danish Superliga against Hvidovre at the Proventilation Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Saturday (June 6). He did not miss his chance to play after waiting 127 days to join the club. Two minutes in, he assisted midfielder Ola Brynhildsen’s 45th-minute wedge goal.
Playing at right fullback, Lee picked up the ball near the right side of the halfway line, saw Brinhildsen running toward the space behind the final defender, and fired an out-and-out right-footed “awl pass” into the empty space. The ball broke the offside trap and Brinhildsen calmly slotted it home. Brynhildsen pointed his index finger in Lee’s direction after the goal.
It only took two minutes for Lee to make his mark. For fans who have been following the K League, Lee’s right-footed hook pass shouldn’t come as a surprise. The midfielder wore a Seoul jersey from 2021 to 2023, and his forward passing ability was on full display. Lee is considered a powerful defender who combines his passing ability with his imposing 1m90 frame.
He made a solid impact on his debut, even though the game was already tense. Having joined the team late and traveled to the Asian Games in September and October, it will be important for him to steal a little bit of Thomas Thomasberg’s heart now.
Before Lee, teammate Cho Kyu-sung shined. He gave his team a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute of the first half with a goal from the penalty spot before adding a second in the 28th minute with a sharp shot into the bottom left corner of the goal. It was her sixth goal of the season in nine games, including cups, since Sept. 25 against Odense. His last field goal was against Viborg on Sept. 16. Cho Kyu-sung played the full game. 아톰카지노 주소
Cho Kyu-sung, who played in the top position in the first half, was active in the second half as the game shifted in Mittwillan’s favor. After taking the lead in the 43rd minute with an own goal, Mittwillan conceded a late goal to Fredslund 22 minutes into the second half, but Brynhildsen’s brace secured a 4-1, three-goal victory.
After suffering a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Copenhagen in the first leg of the cup competition, Mittwillan bounced back thanks to the performance of the ‘Korean duo’. A third straight win and an unbeaten run of eight games in the league (five wins and three draws) has taken them to 27 points, just one point behind second-placed Brønnby (28). There are five points separating them from leaders Copenhagen (32).
Lee will be looking to make his first start and home debut for the club when they host Nordsjælland in the 12th round of the league on Nov. 13.