Colombia emptied South Korea in the Women’s World Cup

July 21, 2023; Auckland, NZL; The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup logo is seen outside the fan festival. Image: Jenna Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Catalina Usme and Linda Caicedo scored in the first half as Colombia cruised to a 2-0 win over South Korea at the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday in Sydney.

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This match opened the doors for the two teams in Group H.

Usme put Colombia ahead with a penalty in the 30th minute, firing his left-footed shot into the left post following a handball call.

Caicedo doubled the advantage in the 39th minute. He took possession near the midfield line, drove into the defense down the left flank, then cut into the middle of the field just outside the penalty area. His shot from 20 yards slipped past South Korean goalkeeper Yoon Young-Guel’s hands and into the net.

Colombia ended up with a 17-5 shooting lead, including a 5-3 advantage in shots on target.

Colombia (1-0-0, 3 points) will face Germany (1-0-0, 3 points) on Sunday in Sydney. South Korea (0-1-0, 0 points) will next face Morocco (0-1-0, 0 points) on Sunday in Adelaide, Australia.

–Field Level Media

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