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PSV in South KoreaSunday, 17 JulyGWANGJU - The final score (0-0) was exactly the same one as three years ago. Guus Hiddink made history in Gwangju at the time by guiding South Korea to the 2002 World Cup quarter final, after having knocked out Spain.Today we publish part 6 of the Korea Diary. Final penaltyHiddink started the press conference, following the PSV-Once Caldas time, by bringing back memories of the Spain- South Korea clash, where neither team could break the deadlock. Extra time and a penalty shoot out were needed to get a result. The Koreans were better at converting from the spot kick and they superbly progressed to the quarter finals. "It’s a long time ago, but the memories are still sweet”, felt Hiddink in the World Cup Stadium. But reality teaches us that PSV and Olympique Lyon have both collected four points from their two group games. So at lot is at stake during the encounter between those two teams on Wednesday. And last season’s the most memorable event was the final penalty taken by Robert in the Eindhoven Philips Stadium, because of which PSV reached the Champions League semi final. The Eindhoven crowd went wild with joy and Lyon were out of the Cup. ScheduleAnd it may have been a coincidence, but PSV also met the French side for the 2003 Peace Cup final. So the French must be thirsty for revenge and PSV are most likely unwilling to accept defeat easily, not even in a pre- season warm-up friendly fixture.The squad will fly back to Seoul tomorrow and have the remainder of the day off. But they have been subjected to a very tight schedule the past few days: one training session and a game on Wednesday; a severe training session on Thursday; a training session and a game on Friday; travelling and training on Saturday and another game was scheduled for Sunday. So bearing in mind the exhausting journey to South Korea, the heat and the clammy weather and playing a game every other day, the conclusion that the pre-season preparations have been tough is justified. However, there is no reason whatsoever for moaning!PSV Media have travelled with the squad to South Korea. You can read a daily travel report on the official PSV website, on top of the customary reports about training sessions, matches and PSV squad related issues.