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Ukraine made history with an unbelievable comeback from behind to defeat South Korea 3-1, winning them their first ever Under-20 World Cup in Lodz, Poland.

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The Final match had featured two teams playing in the final for the first time in their history.

However, South Korea led through an early penalty, which Lee Kang-in fired past Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin. But Vladyslav Supriaha scored either side of half-time and Dynamo Kiev club-mate Heorhii Tsitaishvili sped away to add a late third.

As the game advanced   Korea almost equalised at 2-1 but 20-year-old Lunin, who spent last season on loan with Leganes in La Liga, brilliantly tipped Lee Jae-ik’s header on to the crossbar.

Ukraine – who did not qualify in 2017 – topped a group containing the USA, Nigeria and Qatar, before beating Panama 4-1 in the last 16, Colombia 1-0 in the quarter-final and Italy 1-0 in the semis.

Norway’s Erling Braut Haaland won the Golden Boot with nine goals, all in one game – a 12-0 group win over Honduras, his side’s last game of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Statistics have shown that Ukraine had never before been beyond the last 16 at the Under-20 World Cup before they achieved these feat.

By Olukayode Oniwinde

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