I guess there is no such thing as an ‘easy win’ in this world. As expected, Japan, the ‘opposite horse’ of Hwang Seon-hong, confirmed on the spot, boasted the power to be a contender for the championship.바카라
Japan scored two goals in the first half and one goal in the second half to win 3-1 against Qatar in the first match of the Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer Group D match held at the Hangzhou Xiaoshan Sports Center in Hangzhou, China at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 20th. The results are just results, but they presented good content.
Japan’s chances of advancing to the tournament as first place in the group increased as they defeated the strong Qatar in Group D, which contains only three teams along with Qatar and Palestine. The second match against Palestine will be played at the same stadium on the 25th.
In today’s match, which was played in rain and heavy rain, Japan formed a squad mainly made up of people born in 2001 and 2002. Based on the 4-4-2 formation, ‘2004 born’ Kotaro Uchino and ‘No. 10’ Jun Nishigawa played the top two. Nishigawa, a left-footed technician, came down one step and mainly played the role of playmaker. Yuta Matsumura, Daiki Matsuoka, Tepay Yachida, and Gain Sato formed the midfield. Manato Yoshida, Seiya Baba, Daichi Yamasaki, and Hayato Okuda served as the back four. Fujita Kazuki guarded the goal. Baba wore the captain’s armband.
It was Japanese pace from the beginning. The first goal was scored less than two minutes after the game started. A free kick was awarded near the opponent’s penalty area. Yachida, a right-footed professional kicker, stepped up as the kicker. The ball left Yachida’s right foot, avoided the goalkeeper’s hand, and landed in the left corner of the goal. It is a goal similar to the one that Baek Seung-ho, captain of the Korean national team, scored against Kuwait a day earlier on the 19th.
Japan went back and forth between the 4-4-2 formation, 4-1-4-1, and 4-1-3-2 formation. The formation changed fluidly depending on the position of midfielder Yachida. Defensive midfielder Matsuoka, who is on loan in the Brazilian league, took center stage in the third line. KBS soccer commentator Lee Young-pyo, a ‘whimsy’ who watched the game that day, pointed out ‘No. 6’ Matsuoka as the most notable player in Japan. It was analyzed that the opponent was struggling because they were unable to pressure Matsuoka.
Both wingers seemed to focus on the traditional ‘wing’ role, but they quickly narrowed inward, causing confusion in the Qatari defense. It was impressive that when he caught the ball on the side, he quickly attempted a low cross towards the goal. Surprise passes that penetrated the space behind the Qatari defense continued to be attempted. It was definitely not a slow build-up focused football. It was a straightforward, challenging, and adventurous play. The intensity of anterior pressure was also high.
Commentary Lee Young-pyo praised Japan’s positioning. The evaluation is that each of the 10 field players is maintaining their respective positions well. There was a series of exclamations in the scene where the opponent’s pressure was removed in a technical and planned manner. Japan scored an additional goal in the 25th minute. Nishigawa stabbed a diagonal cross towards Uchino on the right side of the box. The ball passed over the defender’s head, and Uchino controlled the ball stably and scored an additional goal.
Qatar fired its first shot of the day in the 44th minute. Ahmad Allawi’s left-footed shot from in front of the arc flew over the goalpost. The first half ended with Japan ahead by two goals.
Japan, who blocked Qatar’s concentrated attack early in the second half, had a chance to score a third goal in the 14th minute. A cross came from the right, and substitute Shota Hino connected the ball with a non-stop shot, but swallowed his disappointment by hitting the goal post. Japan previously made changes to the second and third lines by inserting Takeru Yamauchi and Masato Shigemi along with Hino. No. 17 Matsumura’s left foot curling shot just missed the goal.
Japan conceded a consolation goal in a chaotic atmosphere with player substitutions in the second half. In the 34th minute of the second half, substitute defender Abdullah Alsurati’s cross from a far point toward the goal went directly toward the goal. Japanese goalkeeper Fujita stepped back and stretched out his hand, but the ball hit Fujita’s hand and the goal post one after another and crossed the goal line.However, Daichi Yamasaki scored a key goal for Japan from a free kick in the 43rd minute. After Japan scored, boos came out from the stands full of Chinese people. Japan held on for the remaining time without conceding a goal and won by 2 goals. Weaknesses such as the goalkeeper showing weakness to high balls and shaky performance after being replaced were discovered, but the overall performance was clearly at a level that Hwang Seon-hong, who was aiming for his third consecutive victory, was concerned about. In order for the national team to win a gold medal, it must be able to overcome teams of the Japanese level. Korea, which defeated Kuwait 9-0 in the first game, aims to win both games and advance to the round of 16 early in the second game against Thailand on the 21st. If Korea and Japan both advance to the tournament as first place in their group, they will face each other in the finals.