Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Johan Mojica has a bad night against South Korea, in numbers

Colombia kicked off the Asian tour with a 2-2 draw against South Korea at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan. Heung-min Son scored in the first half for the Tricolor natives; which was replaced in the completion and celebrations by James Rodríguez and Jorge Carrascal. he avoided defeat and maintained an invincible state during the era of Néstor Lorenzo.

Line 4 in defense, James as Crispi, Santos Borré as attack report… Some of the bets of the coach of Argentina for the first friendly of this FIFA date. The national team was struggling with the pressure and physical power of their rivalswho took advantage of the errors of the Colombian defensive machine to score two goals in 45 minutes.

“Apart from Korea’s dominance in the first half, the goals are avoidable. The team is used to playing difficult moments of the game in which they can dominate, but without creating situations. In the second goal he turned and opened our barrier, which will never happen again. And in the first the group was inside, about the loss, and I was talking about the pressure they were exerting. There are two avoidable ends, that’s what worries me the most.” Lorenzo after 2-2.

Johan Mojica’s party

The Villarreal player was the starting at the back of the Colombian National Team in Ulsan. Although he played 90 minutes; It was one of the lowest points of the national team.

Mojica was engaged in the first struggle at the goal He ran in the middle, who left the Son with the goal available- and in the second it was part of the barrier that opened the second Laurentius, allowing the Korean attacker to finish the free kick in the back of the net.

SofaScore stats reflect their poor night against Korea because he was the worst qualified of the par (5.6 score). In the defensive period, outside the fault in the term, 30 years full back no punts, no shots blocked, no successful tackles; He added six rebounds and won one of the four individual duels he played.

Statistics Johan Mojica against South Korea.Sofascore

to attack he was 71% accurate on his passes, but lost possession on 15 chances. He also didn’t mention the finished shots, cranks, centers, or key fobs.

Carrascal and James, the best in Colombia

On the other hand, the authors were very rational in selecting those goals. Jorge Carrascal, with a name of 7.6, the first position of the national teambut far from 8.8 Heung-min’s son’s best friend. In addition to his goal, the Colombian winger stood out for 2 key passes, 10 recoveries and 82% accuracy in these passes.

Statistics of Jorge Carrascal against South Korea.Sofascore

James Rodríguez played 70 minutes as captain for his side discounted for Colombia at the start of the second half. “10” received a rating of 7.2 and, according to SofaScore, he attempted to hit 18 of 24 passes, one of them key- and had two blocked shots. Moreover, he won half of the individual duels (cf. IV, 8).


The Colombian National Team will return to action next Tuesday, March 28when the second and last of this FIFA visits Japan in Osaka.

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