Urawa Red Diamonds win 2 matches consecutive after winning Shimizu S-Pulse with a score of 2-1 in the J.League 2022 at IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka.
Eiichi Katayama has been suspended from participation in Shimizu due to a cumulative warning. Yugo Tatsuta returns from injury and enters the CB, and Teruki Hara goes to the right SB of his main job. There are no other changes, and we will fight for the first consecutive win of the season. On the other hand, Urawa has two members changed. Takahiro Akimoto entered the left SB, and Takahiro Sekine entered in front of it, and the left side was replaced.
Urawa made the first chance. Yoshio Koizumi, who received it in the middle of the game one minute later, turned to the front and expanded to the right. Yusuke Matsuo cuts in and shoots, but Shuichi Gonda clears with punching. On the other hand, Shimizu made a middle shot of Reon Yamahara in the 6th minute. One minute later, from the flow of CK, Carlinhos’s Junio’s shot hit Chiago’s Santana’s foot and headed for the goal, but Shusaku Nishikawa squeezed it out with his remaining foot and did not score in a fine save.
Both teams started shooting from the beginning, but the score moved in the 42nd minute. From the right side, David swings his right foot through the turn of his Moberg. Matsuo successfully pushed the ball that Gonda flicked. The first half of the match ended with Urawa’s lead.
In the second half, Yusuke Goto and Ronaldo da Silve started to take control of the pace of the attack 62 minutes later, but it was not a decisive factor. In the 72nd minute, Urawa also put in Ataru Esaka and Kazuaki Mawatari. One minute later, Urawa turned the ball with a few touches on the right side, and Esaka escaped and crossed. When Akimoto jumped in front of the goal, Hara behind him couldn’t react and own goal. Urawa expanded the lead.
Still, Shimizu had a free-kick chance in the 84th minute. Honaldo slipped a little, and when Yamahara kicked out with the strong impact of his right foot, it became a blur ball, hit the crossbar, bounced and stabbed into the net above. Shimizu, who was close to one point difference, launched another attack and shot seven shots only in the second half, but one more point did not reach. Shimizu did not win in a row again.
Urawa, on the other hand, struggled with a single shot in the second half, but “the key to this match was to make good use of the chances he made,” Ricardo said, as Rodriguez said. And won. Urawa won the second straight victory following the previous section against FC Tokyo.
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