Son misses penalty but South Korea beats Uruguay 2-1

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, fights for the ball against South Korea's Jang Hyun-soo during their friendly soccer match in Seoul, South Korea, Frid

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, fights for the ball against South Korea's Jang Hyun-soo during their friendly soccer match in Seoul, South Korea, Frid

South Korea's Son Heung-min, second from right, fights for the ball against Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, during their friendly soccer match in Seou

South Korea's Son Heung-min, second from right, fights for the ball against Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, during their friendly soccer match in Seou

South Korea's Son Heung-min fights for the ball against Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, during their friendly soccer match in Seoul, South Korea, Frid

South Korea's Son Heung-min fights for the ball against Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, during their friendly soccer match in Seoul, South Korea, Frid

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite Son Heung-min's penalty being saved, South Korea defeated Uruguay 2-1 for the first time in a friendly at sold-out Seoul World Cup Stadium on Friday.

While Matias Vecino canceled out Hwang Ui-jo's opener after 71 minutes, Jung Woo-young scored the winner with 11 minutes remaining in front of more than 64,000 spectators.

South Korea had a chance to take the lead against Uruguay for the first time in eight matchups, after more than an hour when Sebastian Coates fouled Hwang in the area.

Son stepped up but Fernando Muslera saved the spot kick and Hwang hit in the rebound.

Five minutes later, Vecino equalized, then midfielder Jung bagged the winning goal.

Uruguay won six and drew one of the previous meetings between the teams.

South Korea, preparing for the 2019 Asian Cup in January, hosts Panama on Tuesday, while Uruguay heads east to take on Japan.

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