Japan national team ended the FIFA Day calendar September period with a draw with Ecuador national team with a score of 0-0 in a friendly match. at the Dusseldorf Arena.
Japan changed all the starting lineups from the match against the United States four days ago. Schmidt’s Daniel stood at the goal mouth, and the final line was formed by Miku Yamane, Shogo Taniguchi, Hiroki Ito, and Yuto Nagatomo from the right. Gaku Shibasaki and Midori Tanaka served as two volunteers, and Ritsu Doan, Takumi Minamino, and Kaoru Mitoma entered the second row from the right. Kyogo Furuhashi has been on the pitch since the start.
In the first half of the match, they struggled against Ecuador’s fast attacks, and faced many dangerous situations. is also welcoming
The second half, which was scoreless, was brought into even development, and the biggest chance of the day came in the 79th minute.
In the second half, Kamata Daichi’s pass was followed by another substitute, Ueda Kiyo, and in the end, Doan swung his left foot, but was hampered by the opponent’s goalkeeper’s good save and could not swing the net. One minute later, Taniguchi defeated the opponent in his own area and was awarded a penalty kick. But it was Schmidt who fascinated me here. He defended Valencia’s kick with a perfect save and did not concede a goal. Immediately after, a set-play led to a pinch, but here again, Schmidt defended the goal with a sharp reaction. Although it was pushed in, the defense did not lose their concentration until the end and finished the last match before the selection of the members with a scoreless draw.
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