Consadole Sapporo back to better and collect important 3 points after slashing Cerezo Osaka with a score of 2-1 in the J.League 2022 at Sapporo Dome.
The away side Cerezo Osaka took the initiative from the beginning. I get the impression that Sapporo had the better possession of the ball, but Cerezo Osaka responded with a solid defensive net, drawing in the Sapporo players while aiming for the back with counterplays. Tomoki Kamikado, Adam’s Taggart, and Jean’s Patricki are lined up with running speed, and run sharply into the space. Occasionally, GK Kim Jin-hyung’s high-precision long kick created a good opportunity. There was also a decisive moment in the fifth minute when Adam’s Taggart shot hit the post.
Although it is an overlapping expression, the development of a clear composition and worth seeing continued. Sapporo carefully connected the passes while interweaving position changes from their own half. On the other hand, Cerezo Osaka bounced back while maintaining a strong defense, which should be said to be a way of fighting like an away team. Sapporo tries to create a gap in the opponent’s defense net by shaking it. As if waiting for such a device, Cerezo Osaka aimed at the back with a keen eye. There are many ways to play a soccer match, but it’s interesting to see a match where both sides can clearly understand what they’re aiming for.
However, as the hands of the clock advance, the development changes. The play itself started with Sapporo holding the ball, but the ball that was moving on the final line was blocked by Cerezo Osaka’s sharp defense as it approached the midfield, making it difficult for Sapporo to carry the ball to the opponent’s half in a good way. It was barely possible to push in with a long ball, and from there it seemed that the game progressed roughly as C Osaka expected. It can be said that the difference in power gradually appeared.
After making some substitutions in the second half, Sapporo’s forward players began to move more, making it easier for their offense to become stalemate and they were able to push back. However, in the same way, if Cerezo Osaka puts fresh players in the front line and increases the amount of exercise while using both sides, Cerezo Osaka will again dominate both individually and in the group.
And in the final stage, the score moves dramatically. In the 78th minute, substitute Teru Nakahara scored an excellent control shot with his left foot to give the away team a precious opening goal.
In the last few minutes of the final stage, both teams fiercely aimed at each other’s goal in order to get 3 points. Bullet. Sapporo ended their losing streak with a stunning and dramatic victory.
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