Urawa Red Diamonds stop the unbeaten record at 9 matches after losing to Nagoya Grampus with a score of 0-3 in the J.League 2022 at Toyota Stadium, Nagoya.
The first shot in this match was Takahiro Sekine. In the 2nd minute, he received a pass from Hitoshi Esaka and swung his left foot, but was unable to make a clean hit. Then in the 6th minute, Kai Matsuzaki fired a shot from the right side, but it missed the target.
Nagoya’s chance came in the 14th minute when Tatsuya Morishita’s cross was met with an overhead shot by Matheus Castro. However, this also does not just meet and does not fly to the frame. In the 18th minute, Matthäus’s cross hit the defender, and Kensuke Nagai fired a volley shot that went over the crossbar.
It was Nagoya who scored the first goal in the midst of a tense development with both sides showing solid defense. In the 27th minute, after a quick throw-in on the right side, Matthäus held the ball close to the goal line and passed the crotch of the approaching defender to Nagai in the penalty area. Nagai sent a cross with an open-crotch pass, and Shigehiro Takuya hit it with his right foot and shook the net. It was the first goal in J1 that made Shigehiro happy.
Furthermore, Nagoya was lucky enough to score an additional point in the first half. In the 45+5 minute, Nagai stole the ball from an opponent’s defender’s mistake and handed it to Mateus, who ran up the right side. In the last play of the first half, Nagoya scored a big additional goal.
From the start of the second half, Urawa brought in David’s Moberg and Kaho Koizumi. In the 54th minute, Urawa picked up the ball from David Moberg’s cross and moved to the second attack.
After that, Urawa launched a fierce attack, but in the 64th minute, when Nagoya stole the ball in the opponent’s half, Ryota Nagaki’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa, but Nagai pushed the loose ball with his body to extend the lead to 3 points. .
After that, Urawa kept possession of the ball, but they were unable to break down Nagoya’s fortress, which they defended by creating solid blocks. On the contrary, the ball was stolen and it was a development that received a counter. At 90 + 3 minutes, David Moberg’s mighty shot failed to find the target and the game went on to win 3-0 for Nagoya.
Urawa lost the league match for the first time since Meiji Yasuda J1 Matchday 15 against C Osaka. Nagoya avenged its 0-3 loss in the previous league match, and won a total of 250 J1 home wins.
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