Kashima Antlers, made debut in this season with 3 points after beating Gamba Osaka 1-0 in the J1 League 2022 at Panasonic Suita Stadium, Osaka prefecture.
The confrontation between “Original 10” realized at the opening section. Home Gamba Osaka will welcome Tomohiro Katanosaka, who is aiming for a comeback from 13th place last season. Kashima, on the other hand, has not been able to join the foreign staff under the new coach René Weiler due to immigration restrictions due to the corona sword, but in order to get out of the domestic title uncrowned for the fifth consecutive year, it is a battle to aim for a white star in the important first game of the season. became. In this section, Gamba Osaka goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi was off the bench, and J1’s longest consecutive full-time participation stopped in 109 games.
It was Kashima who took the lead. In the 20th minute, midfielder Diego Pituca, who had the ball, turned to the front and sent a pass with his left foot, and forwarder Ayase Ueda started to move exquisitely and escaped to the back of the opponent’s defender line. The ball rolls to the right of the penalty area to escape from the goal, but Ueda twists his hips and stabs a strong shot into the goal with his right foot. Kashima takes the lead in Ayase Ueda which scored 14 goals in J1 last season.
Gamba Osaka, on the other hand, caught up with the tie six minutes later. When Kashima’s clear ball spilled from the right CK to the right in front of the penalty area, midfielder Kosuke Onose responded with a half volley. Kashima goalkeeper Kwoun Sun-tae also couldn’t react, and the ball stabbed to the right of the goal, and the match returned to the start.
Still, four minutes later, Kashima succeeded in winning. Put pressure on the opponent’s buildup from a high position and catch the ball in the enemy’s penalty area. Yuma Suzuki , who responded to this spilled ball, shot to an unmanned goal with his left foot. The ball touched the hand of Kei Ishikawa Goalkeeper of Gamba Osaka who aimed to save, and it was settled in the goal. In Suzuki’s J-League, Kashima has succeeded in winning with the goal since 2018.
From the beginning, it was a fierce battle for points, but in the 38th minute, Patrick, who competed with Suzuki for the ball and grabbed his leg, gave Suzuki an elbow and a red card. Gamba Osaka was at a numerical disadvantage, and the match ended up in half-time.
And in the second half, Kashima will show a fierce attack from the start. Gamba Osaka also aimed for a tie goal from the counter, but Kashima was the next to score. In the 66th minute, Diego Pituca sent a vertical pass from the center of the enemy team, and Ryotaro Araki turned forward in a quick turn and passed to Ueda on the front line. Ueda shot with his right foot from the one trap and shook the goal net. Kashima’s lead is 2 points.
After that, Kashima attacked the enemy team, and Gamba Osaka endured it. In the end, the score did not move to the end, and Kashima made a white star in the opening season for the first time since 2016 with 1-3.
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