Kawasaki Frontale, reigning champion made his debut with 3 points after defeating FC Tokyo 1-0 in the J1 League 2022 at Todoroki Stadium, Kanagawa prefecture.
Both perform pressure from a high position and try a possession to get past it. Kawasaki F was more addicted to the defense, and did not allow the “blue-red corps” to move forward. If you have the ball, Tridente in the middle stage, who has overwhelming skill, made a chance. On this day, Ryota Oshima, who entered the position of the anchor, Chanathip and Yasuto Wakizaka, who were in front of it, passed through the pass in response to the movement of the front line.
In the 6th minute, Marcinho escaped from Chanathip’s pass from the left side to the inside. However, this was prevented by FC Tokyo’s CB Henrique Trevisan with a short break. Wakisaka in the 17th minute and Marcinho in the 18th minute have a chance to shoot. In the 19th minute, GK Yakubu cut his swobik feed by Shogo Taniguchi to Leandro to his Damian. From there, it leads to free Marcinho, but the shot aimed at Nia is Yakubu’s Swovik just touching it to the right post. This was also an opportunity that was born from the fact that Kawasaki F’s press was addicted to “kicking” the goalkeeper.
On the other hand, FC Tokyo will gradually be able to carry the ball forward. Kyuo Matsuki, who made his high school graduate debut, created an opportunity, with Leandro in the 24th minute, Matsuki in the 28th minute, and Diego’s Oliveira in the 43rd minute, all of which were shot by goalkeeper Chung’s sonryon. It was blocked by a good save. In this way, the end of the first half is almost the development that FC Tokyo is attacking.
Even in the second half, FC Tokyo pace did not change. Kawasaki F doesn’t work very well in the midfield, and Leandro and Diego, who have the power to keep, can’t be crushed when they enter his Oliveira. FC Tokyo also passed the ball well. In the 51st minute, Diego got out of Leandro, who was dropped by Oliveira, and had a great opportunity to play with the goalkeeper. However, Jung Sung-ryong also stood in the way.
As time went by, it was Kawasaki F who started to get more power. Especially from around 76 minutes when Daiya Tono entered, it became remarkable. Then, in the 81st minute, the first goal was decided by the CK obtained from Tono’s shot. Leandro’s Damian matched the ball kicker Tono kicked to Nia. A beautiful heading shot to pour into the fur was decided, and the score was moved.
FC Tokyo also moved forward with the introduction of Kazuya Konno. Shintaro Kurumaya pushes in Kawasaki F, who has retired due to an injury. Konno made a chance by hitting the left post with a wonderful shot. In the additional time of the second half, which was seven minutes, Diego made a scene of “Awaya” where his Oliveira shot twice and Leandro once shot in the area. However, the goal is not broken.
FC Tokyo also showed a good game, but Kawasaki Frontale won 1-0 the opening game of the home.
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