11/17/2018 3:24:54 PM (GMT+3)

Luongo late strike helps Socceroos hold South Korea 1-1

Luongo late strike helps Socceroos hold South Korea 1-1

BRISBANE, Australia: Australia fought back to hold South Korea 1-1 in an international friendly at the Suncorp Stadium here on Saturday.

Massimo Luongo scored a last gasp strike to cancel Hwang Ui-Jo’s 22nd minute effort.

Luongo tapped home a repelled save from Korea goalkeeper Kim Seung-Yu with the last kick of the game to ensure Australia crowned their first match on home soil in over a year with a late equaliser.

Graham Arnold made three changes to the 11 that defeated Kuwait 4-0 on October 16. Mathew Ryan came in for Danny Vukovic, as Aaron Mooy and Jamie Maclaren replaced Jackson Irvine and Apostolos Giannou respectively.

Australia swarmed their opponents from the opening whistle and were totally dominant in the early stages.

Josh Risdon flashed a low drive into the side netting while Tom Rogic sent a curling effort whistling narrowly wide of the left post after striking a loose ball from the edge of the area. (Pic credit: AFC)