Brazil Vs. South Korea, 2012 Olympics: Halftime Score 1-0 Brazil

We've had an entertaining first half in today's second Olympic men's football semifinal, and Brazil are leading South Korea 1-0 thanks to a 38th minute goal from Romulo (and some really dire goalkeeping from Lee Bum-Young). It hasn't all gone their way, however -- the Selecao were very lucky not to have conceded in the early stages, where the Koreans were overruning the centre of the park, and Korea had a very good shout for a penalty when Juan kicked Sunderland striker Ji Dong-Won in the face while trying to clear a high ball.

But Brazil got back into the game eventually, and Leandro Damiao really put a damper on South Korea's day when he collided with Lee while chasing a through ball, leaving the goalkeeper down injured for some time. Since that challenge, Lee's looked very dodgy, and Brazil took advantage of that when Romulo's first-time finish from an Oscar pass beat him at his near post.

So, 1-0 Brazil, but if South Korea can play like they did in the opening stages of the half, there's no reason they can't get back into this.

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