Yokohama F. Marinos, the 2022 J.League champion, successfully won the first title this year. After defeating Ventforet Kofu, a team from J2, Emperor’s Cup 2022 champion with a score of 2-1 in the Fujifilm Super Cup 2023 at the National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo.
In this match, in the 5th minute, Kota Mizunuma sends a side pass with his right foot. In response to a return pass from an ally, a floating ball is supplied directly to the right of the penalty area from the left of the center of the opponent’s team. Shinnosuke Hatanaka has a shot but not into the box.
In the 8th minute, is chance of Kofu by Nagi Matsumoto supplied an inswinging cross with his right foot, but it was cleared by the opponent. Hidehiro Sugai, who reacted to the loose ball, swung his left foot from within the penalty area but was saved by the GK.
Next, In the 12th minute, the chance Marinos by Kota Mizunuma supplied a floating ball to the right of the penalty area from the center of the opponent’s team on the right side. Takuma Nishimura reacted, slipped out, and dropped the ball directly to the rear, and Kota Watanabe ran in and swung his right foot. But he lacks precision and goes off over the crossbar
Kofu has a chance to score again in the 20th minute, An ally makes a charge near the halfway line and connects the past to Hidehiro Sugai before carrying long distances and supplying side passes. Yoshiki Torikai ran in and fired a direct shot from right in front of the penalty area with his right foot, but it lacked precision and went over the crossbar.
And in the 30th minute from the moment, Anderson Lopez got the ball in the penalty area Before taping for Elber to shoot in, Marinos takes the lead 1-0.
At the end of the first half, in the 43rd minute, Kofu attacked from the center and Motor Hasegawa crossed the center for Peter Utaka to score, but the assistant referee flagged it for offside. Before the referee ran to check VAR and found that was not offside. therefore the goal, Kofu followed the rivalry to 1-1.
There are no more goals after that. The first half ended with both teams tied at 1-1.
Arriving in the second half, in the 61st minute, Marinos had a counter-attack and Anderson Lopez hit the post before Takuma Nishimura followed up and fired again. Marinos takes the lead 2-1.
And in the 72nd minute, Marinos continued to win from the moment Yan Matheus took the ball to the right. before through the ball to Marcos Jr. had a shot, but the ball was out of range.
In injury time at the end of the game, in the 90+4 minute, Kofu almost scored an equalizer from the moment Eduardo Mancha shot in, but the assistant referee raised the flag for offside.
After that, there was no more moment. At the end of the game, Yokohama F. Marinos won 2-1, winning this title for the first time.
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