2020 Olympics: Japan VS South Africa 1-0
2020 Olympics Japan VS South Africa 1-0 | Takefusa Kubo becomes the hero of the host team. After scoring the winning goal in the second half. Japan open the house to defeat South Africa 1-0, collecting three points at the 2020 Olympics.
The first round of the 2020 Olympics, Group A, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, It was a meeting between “hosts” Japan and South Africa’s partisan “Bafana Bafana”.
Starting the first half in the 15th minute. Japan almost took the lead from the moment. That Yuta Nakayama sent the ball to Kubo, falling into the right side of the penalty area. But the ball fell out of the box behind him.
In the 32nd minute, Japan almost took the lead from the moment. That Daichi Hayashi got the ball on the right. Before giving it to Kochi Miyoshi to drop into the shot. But shot to the South African defensive line unfortunately
At the end of the first half, 45 minutes. The hosts got another chance when Kubo got a shot on the right side of the penalty area. But it fell out of the frame again.
The second minute of injury time, South Africa got some wins from Luther Singh’s shot, but the ball didn’t go straight out of the back again.
At the end of the first half, both teams are still tied 0-0.
Returning to play in the second half, Japan immediately invaded hard and came to win in the 50th minute from the moment that Ritsu Doan sent the ball to Kubo, who hit the right side of the penalty area, but the ball was not in the frame again.
GOAL … In the 71st minute, after a long invasion, Japan came to the goal, leading 1-0 until the moment that Oa Tanaka got the ball in front of the penalty area. Before giving the ball to Kubo, he pressed heavily and the ball flew into the net.
In the 81st minute, the samurai warlord almost led away when he got a corner kick. Yuki Soma opened a curve in the penalty area and Maya Yoshida headed to the South African defensive line. unfortunately
At the end of the match, Japan slashed to a 1-0 victory over South Africa with Takefusa Kubo’s winning goal, which resulted in the hosts taking three points in the first game.
List of 11 starting players on the field
Japan: Tani Kosei (GK), Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Yuta Nakayama, Ko Itakura, Wataru Endo, Ritsu Doan, Wataru. Endo, Takefusa Kubo, Koji Miyoshi, Oa Tanaka, Daishi Hayashi
South Africa: Ronven Williams (GK), Eviden Makkopa, Goodman Moselle, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Luke Fuller, Thiboho Mokoenna, Repo Malepe, Thabo Zele, Tendo Mugumella, Luther Singh, Reeve Fosler