Urawa Red Diamonds tied 7 matches consecutive after opening home tied Kashima Antlers with a score of 1-1 in the J.League 2022 at Saitama Stadium, Saitama.
In the 6th minute, GK Shusaku Nishikawa stopped the shot of Ayase Ueda who received a pass from Ryuji Izumi, but Artur shot the spilled ball again. This pierces the left side of the goal, and the score moves as soon as possible, and Kashima gains momentum. In the early stages, Urawa, who was in control of the aircraft, was inferior.
After that, Urawa gradually regained his composure as the midfield crushing continued for a while. Trial and error in build-up, such as opening the CB wide. Attacks while turning the ball increased little by little, and it became difficult for Kashima to appear in the press.
Then, in the 40th minute, Takahiro Akimoto, who ran into a long ball to the back of the left side, blocked the cross by Ikuma Sekigawa, but VAR intervened in this play. As a result of the referee’s on-field review, the hand was judged and Urawa got a penalty. Alexander His Scholz kicked to the left of the goal and the score returned to the start in the 44th minute.
In the second half, both teams kicked off without change. In the early stages, Kashima got CK in quick succession, but it was not decided, and Takuya Iwanami covered the cross of Izumi in the 49th minute and got nothing. In Urawa, Ito and Sekine aimed at the back one after another in the 51st minute, and the exchange of quick attacks continued with each other.
In the 69th minute, Urawa seemed to have scored a goal from the free-kick that Akimoto got deep on the left side of the opponent’s side, but before that, a foul was decided. In the 75th minute, Kashima also shot Arthur’s Kaiki free from the front of the goal, but Nishikawa made a big save. Time goes by without moving the scores to each other.
Urawa, who wants to win at the end of the game, goes on the offensive, but Yusuke Matsuo’s shot in the 90 + 1 minute is not decided. Iwao’s shot in the 90th and 3rd minutes was also blocked by the crossbar, and Kasper’s final shot by Junker was also hit by a hard block from the Kashima defenders, and he couldn’t break the goal at last. Urawa is now a draw for seven games in a row. I didn’t lose, but I couldn’t win again.
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