Soccer’s not a sport known for its high-scoring outcomes – unless, as it would appear, it’s the women’s tournament at the 2018 Asian Games.
On Monday, China squared off against Tajikistan during the group stage of the tournament and ended up winning by a very lopsided score of 16-0.
Even more impressive than that final score, however, were the nine goals from Wang Shanshan, all of which were in the second half and coming off the bench.
Impressive performance aside, however, China needed all 16 of those goals because their Group B leader, North Korea, also hung 16 on Tajikistan and hold a one-goal advantage in goal differential.
Of the 16 goals North Korea scored in their match against Tajikistan, the high scorer was Sung Hyang-sim, who netted four, a far cry from the super-sub’s astounding triple hat trick.
China and North Korea will play Wednesday to ultimately decide who wins the group.