Yokohama F.Marinos, defending champions started this season with a victory after invading to win Kawasaki Frontale with a score of 2-1 in the J.League 2023 at Todoroki Stadium, Kanagawa prefecture.
The game moves quickly. In the 4th minute, Yokohama FM, who applied pressure from a high position, cut a pass from goalkeeper Jeong Seongryong. Takuma Nishimura, who received a pass from Anderson’s Lopez, scored a looping shot to open the scoring.
Kawasaki F lost a goal early on, but regained its pace after that.
Right SB Mira Yamane moved to the defensive position during the build-up. The build-up that Yamane joined in the middle stage worked well, with the final line being three pieces, which he had been working on since the start of this season. Create a numerical advantage in the middle of the midfield and move the ball forward.
Daiya Tohno scored in the 7th minute and Marcinho scored in the 17th minute. In the 19th minute, a pass from Sasaki Asahi created a big chance for Tono to go one-on-one with the goalkeeper. However, the shot was blocked by Obi his Powell his Obinna. In the 29th minute, Daisei Miyashiro’s powerful mid-range shot hit the post on the left corner and didn’t make the cut.
When I couldn’t decide my chance, there was a pitfall waiting for me.
In the 38th minute, Anderson Lopez won a corner kick from Katsuya Nagato and headed it. Euber pushed the spilled ball. Yokohama FM, who endured a difficult time, took a 2-point lead.
Then, in the 45th minute, Nishimura’s pass gave Euber an opportunity. However, this was stopped by Cheon Sung Ryong.
In the second half, Kawasaki Frontier brought in Akihiro Ienaga, who had just recovered from injury. As with most of the first half, Kawasaki Frontier pushed in and Yokohama FM aimed for a counterattack.
In the 46th minute, Marcinho suddenly had a chance to shoot in front of the goal, but it went slightly off to the right. In the 54th minute, Tono hit a cross from the right with perfect timing. But this doesn’t fit either.
Under such circumstances, an accident happened to Kawasaki F. CB Shintaro Kurumaya injured his leg and was replaced with new member Takuma Ominami. Ominami entered the position of CB as it was.
Kawasaki F wants a point, but it is difficult to seize a winning chance. Ryota Oshima and Arata Yamada were introduced in the 71st minute, but they were unable to get a good ball in front of the goal.
Time ticks by with Yokohama FM’s two-point lead. Then, in the 84th minute, it was Marcos, his junior, who came on as a substitute, with a single pass. Jezieu, who hastily responded, stretched his legs and the whistle blew to indicate a penalty. After that, as a result of VAR, the PK was canceled and it became a FK. Jezieu was shown a red card and sent off.
Kawasaki F, who has one less player, goes forward with [3-4-2]. Then, in the second half of injury time when 6 minutes was presented, Kento Kitta combined with Sasaki’s cross to make it 1 point behind.
However, the counterattack ends there. Yokohama FM won 2-1, and the supporters who filled the away stands waved tricolor flags and sang the triumph.
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