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Japan 2-2 South Korea (3-2 Pen) – Match Highlights

Japan booked their place in the Asian Cup final by beating rivals South Korea on penalties following a thrilling encounter at Al Gharafa Stadium.

Ki Sung-yong’s 23rd-minute penalty put the Koreans ahead before Ryoichi Maeda levelled nine minutes before half-time.

Neither side were able to add a second before the end of 90 minutes, taking the game to extra time. Hajime Hosogai’s 97th-minute goal put the Japanese ahead only for Hwang Jae-won to strike with seconds remaining to force penalties.

Keisuke Honda, Shinji Okazaki and Yasuyuki Konno all scored from their spot-kicks while South Korea failed to convert theirs to send Japan through to the final.

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