Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad), a rival of Lee Kang-in (PSG) and star player of the Japanese national team, showed off his heavy presence for just seven minutes. Today, it is Lee Kang-in’s turn.
Japan, led by Coach Moriyasu Hajime, defeated Vietnam 4-2 in the first preliminary match of Group D of the Qatar Asian Cup held at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Monday (Korea time). The team got off to a fresh start by reporting its first win in the tournament.
According to Japanese media, Kubo felt pain in his left thigh. He was excluded from the starting lineup. Kubo was deployed for 83 minutes. He scored an assist in just one minute after entering the game. When the team was trailing 3-2, Kubo scored a golden goal to seal the victory.
Japan has become the model 4-2-3-1. Mao Hosoya (Kashiwa Reysol) is the top contender. Keito Nakamura (Stadrance), Takumi Minamino (AS Monaco), and Junya Ito (Stadrance) are running for the second time. Endo Wataru (Liverpool) and Hideemasa Morita (Spotting) are running for the back. Hiroki Ito (Stutgart), Shogo Taniguchi (Allayan), Go Itakura (Mönchengladbach, Borussia Mönchengladbach), and Yukinari Sugawara (Alkmar) are running for the fourth time. The goalkeeper was followed by Zion Suzuki (Sintraudan).랭크카지노
In Japan, four of the main players, including Kubo Kubo (Brighton), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arnault), and Ayase Ueda (Peyenoord), started from the bench. Nevertheless, Japan boasted of its “superior” lineup, filling nine of the best 11 players with European leagues.
Japan struggled somewhat even with its overwhelming power objectively. Vietnam’s resistance at the beginning of the game was unexpectedly stubborn.
Japan seemed to win easily by scoring the first goal in the 11th minute of the first half. Sugawara shot the ball that flowed to the outer right side of the corner kick. The deflected ball flowed to Minamino. Minamino calmly pushed in.
Five minutes later, the reversal started. Vietnam’s No. 15 Nguyen Dinh Park displayed incredible speed. Sugiara had a hard time running slower than Dinh Park. Dinh Park scored a header from a corner kick situation in the 16th minute, which was close to a stunt. He cut a short corner kick and connected with a back header to the Japanese goal. The ball that passed Dinh Park’s forehead rose high. It easily exceeded the height of Japanese goalkeeper Suzuki and fell sharply. Vietnam showed cheers as Papost’s net swung.
Dinbak was also involved in the come-from-behind goal in the 32nd minute. He won the ball competition by taking pictures of Sugiara and pressing the ball against the counterattacker. Sugiara got a warning while stopping Dinbak with an unreasonable tackle. Vietnam scored a come-from-behind goal with the set piece it obtained. After floating the ball to deep right, Vui Hoang Viet An connected it with a header to the center. Pham Thuan Hai took a chance to face the goalkeeper one-on-one and scored lightly.
Vietnam’s joy did not endure in the first half, although the biggest upset of the tournament seemed to occur. In the 45th minute of the first half and the extra time, they scored an equalizer and a come-from-behind goal in succession. Minamino opened the Vietnamese goal with a calm shot. In the extra time, Nakamura exploded a picture-like kick goal reminiscent of South Korea’s captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham).
Japan faced the second half with a 3-2 lead. It was uncomfortable because a decisive shot did not break out. If the end of the game was imminent and even a surprise equalizer was allowed, the victory would be lost.
Japan took out the Gubo card in the 83rd minute. Kubo showed off his star quality by scoring an assist just one minute after entering the game. After catching the ball outside the front of the penalty box, Kubo pushed the ball to Ueda located on the left side. Ueda folded to the right to make a shooting angle, and hit it hard to score a goal.
Candidates including Qatar, the host country, Australia, Japan and Iran all won easily. Korea will finally play its first match against Bahrain on Saturday.