Honduras progressed for the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, guaranteeing their best-ever finish inside history of the opposition, after beating London 2012 bronze medal winners Korea Republic 1-0 within Belo Horizonte.


A second-half breakaway target by Alberth Elis seemed to be enough for Jorge Luis Pinto's part as Honduran goalkeeper Luis Lopez invest a stunning display to deny the Koreans.


Son Heungmin had the 1st opportunity to break the deadlock from the opening few minutes, finding space on the actual Korean right and slicing inside before finding his shot blocked by Johnny Palacios.


A foreshadow of events inside second half occurred for the half-hour mark, as Antony Lozano found Romell Quioto behind your Korean defence. The No12 switched on the afterburners but could not get the Fifa 17 Coins


Then, Lopez produced a goalkeeping masterclass. A succession of spectacular saves kept Shin Taeyong's side away, with two first-half saves from Son particularly, followed by a stunning stop from Moon Changjin following your break, meant the Koreans could not find a way through.


The Hondurans were rewarded with regards to goalkeeper's heroics, and the Koreans punished for their profligacy, by a wonderful display of lightning quick counter-attacking sports. From a Taeguk Players set-piece, the ball was delivered wide to Quioto who sprinted clear of the Korean midfield and within the halfway line. Joining him in strike, on his right, was Elis, who broke free of the Korean defence himself. Quioto played him in as well as the No17 finished coolly beyond Gu Sungyun.


Quioto made another number of demonstrations of his speedy pace, first finding space and crossing for Lozano, who was inches clear of converting, before going alone himself but missing the objective.


The result means Honduras will go to Rio de Janeiro for a semi-final at the historic Maracanã stadium, where the winner on the later quarter-final between South america and Colombia will await them.

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