Compete in the Ekaterinburg Arena on Sunday (24/06/2018), Senegal and Japan scored goals. Senegal went ahead with a Sadio Mane goal before Takashi Inui’s replies, which made the 1-1 score last until halftime.
Senegal returned to the lead in the second half with a Moussa Wague goal. But, again Japan can reply in the 78th minute through Keisuke Honda to force the final score 2-2.
An additional one point makes Japan and Senegal both lead Group H with four points. Both teams have the same goal difference, one of four goals and three conceded.
Colombia and Poland are below them with zero points. Both teams will play one hour after this match ends.
Senegal immediately hit the Japanese defense in the early days of the fight. Mbaye Niang continued Moussa Wague’s cross with his heels to Sadio Mane, but Maya Yoshida captured Mane’s ball in the penalty box.
The first shot was released Senegal in the sixth minute. Youssouf Sabaly kicked the ball from outside the penalty box after utilizing a wild ball from a corner kick, but the ball still bounced over the goal.
Senegal managed to open the score 1-0 in the 12th minute. Sabaly fired a shot from the left side and the ball was denied by Eiji Kawashima. However, the ball is about the foot of Mane in front of him. The ball bounced and entered the goal.
Japan tried to respond quickly to these goals by increasing the intensity of the attack. But Senegal can still withstand some strikes from the Japanese team.
Japanese efforts to get a new balancing goal occurred in the 34th minute. Starting from the action of Yuto Nagatomo, the ball forwarded to Takashi Inui who stood a little free in the opponent’s penalty box. With a little trick, Inui’s measured ball shot smoothly into the bottom corner of Khadim N’Diaye’s goal.
Japan looks more confident after getting a counterweight. Several times the Blue Samurai team managed to make a Senegal back line ketar-ketir. Until the first half was over, the score 1-1 remained.
Senegal pressed at the start of the second half, making the Japanese defense a mess. But Yoshida managed to block the opponent’s cross from the right side.
Slowly Japan is able to take control of the game. Threats began to appear in the 60th minute through Yuya Osako, but the striker threw away a golden opportunity after failing to steer the ball right in front of the Senegal goal.
Japan launched a counterattack in the 64th minute. Inui managed to get into the Senegal penalty box from the left side after receiving feedback Osako. Real Betis club winger was firing a right foot shot, but the ball still hit the end of the pole.
Senegal made it back ahead in the 71st minute with a Wague goal. Sabaly unleashed a horizontal cross from the left side, the ball briefly hitting Niang before sliding towards Wague, who promptly leaked it with a right-footed shot. 2-1 Senegal leads.
Senegal’s advantage lasted just seven minutes. Japan managed to equalize the score to 2-2 through Honda, which in the 72nd minute came in for Shinji Kagawa.
Starting from the chaos in the Senegal penalty box, Inui pointed the ball into the opponent’s opponent’s goal. Honda stood in the right position to convert it into goals.
Senegal sought to press again in the remainder of the time, while the Japanese held on as they waited for a counterattack. However, no additional goals are created until the game was over. Both teams must be satisfied 2-2 balanced.
Composition of Players:
Japan: Kawashima; Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo; Shibasaki, Hasebe, Kagawa (Honda 72 ‘), Haraguchi (Okazaki 75’), Inui (Usami 87 ‘); Osako.
Senegal: K.N’Diaye; Wague, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly; Alfred, N’Diaye (Kouyate 65 ‘), Gueye, P.N’Diaye (Ndoye 81’); Mane, Niang (Diouf 86 ‘), Sarr.
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