Korea Republic defeated Argentina 2-1 in their final group match to progress to the Round of 16 of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 underway in Poland.
Argentina had already booked their berth in the knockout stages of the world championship going into the final matchday in Group F, but the South Koreans did not have it easy against the South American giants at the Tychy City Stadium.
Korea Republic took the lead against the run of play three minutes before half time when Oh Se-hun found the back of the net and they would soon double their advantage 12 minutes after restart thanks to a goal from Cho Young-wook.
The Albiceleste gave their all to find a way back into the game, but had to be content with a consolation goal from Cristian Ferreira scored two minutes before the 90-minute mark.
However, that defeat did not knock them off their top spot in Group F as they emerged as the group winners despite tied with South Koreans on six points.