Kawasaki Frontale still has a chance to be champions in the last match after slashing Vissel Kobe with a score of 2-1 in the J.League 2022 at Todoroki Stadium, Kanagawa prefecture.
Kawasaki F strengthened the offensive from the beginning. In the 14th minute of the first half, Yu Kobayashi grabbed the ball from Kikuchi with a high press. As it is, he entered the opponent’s field and dodged GK Tsuboi’s jumping out and shot. However, he was blocked by Kikuchi, who returned, and could not score a perfect opportunity
Kawasaki F, who waited for a chance while fending off Kobe’s counterattack, scored the opening goal in the 20th minute. Kitta made a sharp side change from the left side. He was bounced back by the opponent’s defense, but Yamane quickly closed in and blocked the clearance. The ball spilled on the right side was crossed in front of the goal by Ienaga with his left foot. While Marcinho dodged GK Tsuboi and other defenses, he pushed in the opening goal, which is the 11th goal of the season.
Kobe’s attacks centered on Osako on the front line, Teki and Muto on both sides, and Yu Kobayashi playing in the bottom position. However, they could not break the block of the Kawasaki F defense and could not catch up with the tie score. The first half ended with the score 0-1.
From the start of the second half, the scene where Kobe pushes into the enemy’s territory increases. Then, in the 50th minute, a FK was won in front of the PA. Yu Kobayashi’s left-footed kick pierced the right corner of the goal directly, and it was the third goal of the season to start the game 1-1.
In the 59th minute, Kawasaki F had a one-two with Kitta on the PA line. He quickly swings his right foot, but hits the left post of the goal and fails to catch the target. In the 61th minute, Kobe introduced forward Yutaro Oda in place of Teki. On the other hand, in the 62th minute, Kawasaki F dropped Simic and brought in midfielder Ryota Oshima. Oshima has participated in the league match since the 28th match at Shonan Bellmare on September 3rd.
Kawasaki-F created scoring chances in the 68rd and 69th minutes of the second half. However, GK Tsuboi’s good save shines, and it is not possible to win. In the 26th minute, Wakisaka and Tori fell, and forward Kei Chinen and defender Jezieu enters. Jezieu and Taniguchi became CBs, and the car shop moved to left SB. Kobe dropped Yu Kobayashi in the 29th minute, and Esta played in the official match for the first time in 84 days in MF Andres Yi.
In the 80th minute of the second half, Kawasaki F received a foul on Yu Kobayashi near the enemy line. At first, it was an FK, but referee Ryo Tanimoto confirmed it from the video assistant referee (VAR) on the monitor. As a result, Yu Kobayashi was considered to have been fouled by Yu Kobayashi in the PA and gave Kawasaki F a PK. The kicker patriarch shoots with his left foot. Despite being touched by GK Tsuboi, the goal net was shaken, and succeeded in winning 2-1.
The match ended as it was, and Kawasaki F achieved three consecutive victories with a score of 2-1. Although Yokohama FM won at another venue, they maintained a two-point lead. The victory was carried over to the final round.
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