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Asian Cup: South Korea beat Saudi Arabia 4-2 on penalties to reach quarter-finals

South Korea's players celebrate after the decisive penalty in their shootout victory over Saudi Arabia is scored by Cho Gue-sung
South Korea have won the Asian Cup twice - in 1956 and 1960

South Korea booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup after they triumphed 4-2 in a penalty shootout against Saudi Arabia.

South Korea were on the brink of elimination after they fell behind to half-time substitute Abdullah Radif's goal 36 seconds into the second half.

But Cho Gue-sung dramatically equalised in the ninth minute of injury time.

Wolves forward Hwang Hee-chan scored the decisive penalty after two Saudi players had missed.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side will face Australia in the last eight in Qatar on Friday, 2 February.

South Korea are attempting to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years.