Kawasaki Frontale back to have a chance to take champions in this season after slashing Kyoto Sanga with a score of 1-0 in the J.League 2022 at the Todoroki Stadium, Kanagawa Prefecture.
In the 9th minute, Kawasaki Frontier suddenly scored the first goal. Chanathip, who picked up the spilled ball from CK, put a cross inside at an early timing. Shogo Taniguchi responded with a header and shook the net. After the goal, Taniguchi incites the back of the goal. It’s a signal for the “folding” attack that the team has been working on lately.
However, Kyoto also fought back. In the 16th minute, Takuya Ogiwara made a powerful move on the left side and entered the penalty area. Kosuke Taketomi received the cross from there and aimed for a shot, but it went off target. Then in the 18th minute, Tenma Matsuda matched a cross from the right side on the far side. It was a chilling scene for Kawasaki F.
In the 20th minute, the tide returned to Kawasaki frontiers as Taketomi was forced to substitute after an injury. In the 22nd minute, Taito Wakisaka’s CK was matched by Kazuya Yamamura, who hit the right post. Kento Kitta, who reacted to the spilled ball, decided with a volley while leaving his body to the opponent. It was a big second goal for the home team. After that, the Kawasaki front team pushed forward a little and came close to the goal, but lacked the finishing power.
In the second half, Kyoto brought in Daigo Araki and Paulinho and changed their system from four backs to three backs. On the front line, Paulinho and Yuta Toyokawa are the top two, and Araki is in the corner of the back three, making it an aggressive formation.
Both of them aggressively go for the next one point. It was Kawasaki Frontier who stepped forward and took advantage of the overwhelming power of their midfield players to keep the ball. Still, there are many people who hang in front of Kyoto. In the 57th minute, Ogiwara’s shot hit the crossbar after hitting an opposing defender and changing course. The effect was that Ogiwara, who had risen to the wingback position, was able to take a higher position.
However, Kyoto’s system change also has a bad side. In the 61st minute, Wakisaka’s cross was met by Marcinho on the far side for Kawasaki’s third goal. As for Kyoto, it was a form that the back of Araki, who was originally an attacker, was poked.
Kyoto puts Ismaila in the front line and Paulinho and Paulinho are the top 2, and somehow go for the goal. Then, in the 70th minute, Paulinho, who put in a cross from the left side and put it in the middle, scored a reversal shot with his left foot and returned one goal.
After that, while replacing players who seemed to be tired, they entered the final stage. In the 80th minute, Kyoto’s Ogiwara’s powerful shot from inside the penalty area was blocked by GK Tanno Kenta.
In the final stage, Kawasaki Frontier held the ball and allowed time to pass. The match ended 3-1. The news that Yokohama FM, the leader of the team, was defeated came to Kawasaki F, who had a winning streak. With this, the point difference with Yokohama FM has narrowed to “2”.
The winning front has been chaotic here. There are two games left.
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