Urawa Red Diamonds, take a champions of Fujiflim Super Cup after beat Kawasaki Frontale, defending champions 2-0 in Fujiflim Super Cup 2022 at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.
J.League champion Kawasaki Frontale faced with the same 4-3-3 lineup as last season, and Chanathip Songkrasin, Thai midfielder who joined from Sapporo, participated in the starting lineup. On the other hand, Urawa also has two new members, Ken Iwao and Kazuaki Mawatari, in the starting lineup.
The game moves as soon as it starts. In the 7th minute, Hiroki Sakai, who picked up the ball on the right side, brought it deep into the opponents and supplied a grounder’s cross. Ataru Esaka, who was waiting for this in the center, pushed in, and Urawa succeeded in preempting.
After that, Kawasaki took the initiative and the time to push into the Urawa team increased. However, it was difficult to make a decisive scene, and Urawa returned to the match with a one-point lead.
In the second half, Kawasaki F, who chases after him, throws in Marcinho and increases the number of attacks. In addition, Kei Chinen and Tatsuki Seko, a new force, will be sent in to strengthen the offensive.
However, Urawa moved the score again in the 81st minute when the time when he could not approach the goal while controlling the ball continued. When Takahiro Akimoto, who escaped from the long feed, put the ball in, he supplied a horizontal pass to Esaka who ran from behind. Esaka skillfully evaded the defender and stabbed Kawasaki F goal with a daring blow.
Urawa, who took the lead of 2 points, then introduced Tomoya Inukai, who joined from Kashima, and changed to 5 backs. Although he was hit by Kawasaki F’s onslaught, he couldn’t break the goal until the end.
Urawa, who escaped 2-0, has achieved his second victory since the 2006 tournament.
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Source : J.League