A childhood connection to Spain… What would Seung Ho Paik and Kang In Lee have talked about when they met again in Busan?

Baek Seung-ho and Lee Kang-in reunited in Busan. Having played in Spain since their youth days, they were wearing different jerseys in Korea. After the match, they had a short chat, exchanged jerseys, and asked for updates.

Paris Saint-Germain played a preseason friendly against Jeonbuk Hyundai at 5 p.m. on March 3 at the Busan Asiad Stadium. Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0, with Neymar rattling the Jeonbuk goal three times.

Neymar, who underwent ankle surgery during the 2022-23 season, started the game. Lee Kang-in, who moved to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, was on the bench. Jeonbuk midfielder Baek Seung-ho also entered the substitutes list for the second half.

Jeonbuk set the tone early in the match. However, Paris Saint-Germain fought back fiercely. In the 11th minute, Ekitiqe got the ball inside the penalty box and fired a shot. In the 26th minute, Garvey fired a threatening shot from near the penalty box line. Jeonbuk rattled Paris Saint-Germain with Moon Sun-min at the helm of the attack.

In the middle of the first half, Jeonbuk took a cooling break in the sweltering heat. After a brief recovery, the players took to the field again. Neymar tried to pick up the ball on the Paris Saint-Germain flank, but he didn’t have much of a chance due to the wide gaps in the defense. In the 37th minute, Neymar tried to change the mood with a mid-range shot at the Jeonbuk goal.

In the 40th minute, Neymar overcame the pressure of Jeonbuk Hyundai in the box and rattled the net. Paris Saint-Germain, buoyed by the momentum, unleashed an attack centered on Neymar. The crowd cheered when Neymar got the ball and dribbled fluidly.

Paris Saint-Germain brought on goalkeeper Navas in the second half. Jeonbuk also made a number of substitutions. Baek Seung-ho also took the field. Paris Saint-Germain pressed hard from the front and disrupted Jeonbuk’s buildup. Jeonbuk was able to withstand the Paris Saint-Germain pressure by passing from the back.

Paris Saint-Germain made a number of substitutions around the 16th minute of the second half. Lee, who had been benched after halftime, came out to warm up. “He will definitely play against Jeonbuk,” Enrique said in his pre-match interview, so a substitution is expected later. Speaking to reporters after the open training session, Lee said, “I’ve recovered a lot. Of course, I can’t play 90 minutes right now. It’s not perfect, but it’s much better. It’s not my decision to play or not to play. If I play, I will do my best.”

In the 24th minute of the second half, Enrique brought on Lee Kang-in, who linked up with Neymar to set up the Paris Saint-Germain second line. Neymar picked up the ball on the flank and cut back. Lee rushed in from behind one space and took advantage of the opportunity.

Having taken the lead, Paris Saint-Germain pushed for a late equalizer. In the 42nd minute, Asensio threw cold water on Jeonbuk’s hopes of catching up with a threatening shot that rattled the net. Paris Saint-Germain slowly settled down and ended the game.

Baek Seung-ho and Lee Kang-in shared the field in the second half. The two have a connection in Spain. Baek grew up playing for Barcelona’s youth team, while Lee played for Valencia’s youth team. In 2018, they met at a match between Valencia B Mestalla and Girona B Peralada. Afterward, he posted a photo with Lee on social media.

We asked Baek Seung-ho what he talked about with Lee Kang-in. He said, “We didn’t talk about anything on the pitch. I asked him about his latest news. We didn’t talk long. Lee Kang-in is also busy and preoccupied. I didn’t hold him for long. I asked him how he was doing and asked him briefly about his injury.”

He also spoke briefly with Enrique, who called up Baek Seung-ho from the Barcelona youth team to the first team. Baek Seung-ho said, “I couldn’t talk long because I was just starting to warm up. I just said, ‘How are you and it’s good to see you in Korea. Then I went straight to training,” he said.

When asked how he saw Berati’s performance as he plays in the same position, Baek Seung-ho said, “It’s different. He’s on one of the best teams in Europe.” “He’s one of the best players in Europe. I saw a lot of space and situational judgment.”메이저사이트

It was Lee Kang-in who exchanged jerseys with Paris Saint-Germain. Baek Seung-ho said, “I received Lee Kang-in’s jersey. We had already talked about it, so we exchanged jerseys,” he said with a smile.

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