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South Korea beat India in Asian Champions final

Donghae City, May 20: South Korea pipped India 1-0 to lift the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Sunday.

The match saw South Korea keep a resolute defence and score the only goal of the match in the 24th minute when Youngsil Lee found the back of the net.

India’s defence was tested in the early stages of the match as South Korea started the game well, winning possession in the midfield and putting pressure on India.

However, India defended their lines well as they tried to attack the hosts on the counter in what was a well-matched first quarter for both the teams. South Korea had the better chances in the first period but the teams ended the first quarter goal-less.

The win for South Korea saw them lift the title for the third time after having won it in 2010 and 2011. India finished runners-up for the second time after having lost in the final of the 2013 edition to Japan. IANS