Japan and Senegal played a 2-2-draw in their second match in Group H. The Africans came twice on lead, first after a blunder from goalkeeper Kawashima and then via Eupen-player Moussa Wagué, but Takashi Inui and Keisuke Honda were always the same. As a result, the Red Devils have not who their opponent in the 1/8th finals.
The match of Thursday against England will determine whether the Red Devils are top of their group or not. If Belgium Group G wins, it plays on 2 July in Rostov against the second from Group H. If the Red Devils second, they need to on July 3 in Moscow against the group winners.
Currently Japan and Senegal in the lead with four points, Poland and Colombia have no point but to come later today still in action. On the last day plays Senegal against Colombia and Poland against Japan.
The Japanese coach performed in comparison with the team against Colombia started no changes. In Senegal came Pape Alioune Diaye in the place of Mame Diouf. The African names in the opening phase of the initiative and saw the preponderance after eleven minutes was rewarded with a head start. Eiji Kawashima, the former goalkeeper of Lierse and Standard, bokste a shot of Sabaly unhappy against the legs of Sadio Mané. The Liverpoolvedette scored as one of the easiest goals of his career. Japan responded immediately by Hasebe, that one shot allowed to creep in saw.
Just past the half hour, hung the plates back in balance. Inui curled the leather beautifully in the far corner beyond goalkeeper N’Diaye and redeemed as the first real shooting skill of the Blue Samurai. Senegal got to the coffee yet, have a good chance to be on the lead but attentive Kawashima stood right on a shot from deep striker Niang.
Lid on the nose
Fifteen minutes after the break gave Japan a unique opportunity to lead, Osaka kicked after a perfect assist from Shibasaki, however, unfamiliar in addition to the leather. Immediately thereafter, the Asians again close to a goal but Inui curled the ball against the crossbar.
Who with the chances of spills, the lid on the nose, this is the voetbalwijsheid and that’s what happened to Japan, too. In the 71st minute when he kicked Moussa Wagué his country the lead. Sabaly brought the ball low to the goal and to the second pole popped the Eupen-player hard. But Japan gave not won and by the experienced Keisuke Honda, just collapsed, it was a few minutes later, again 2-2.
In a compelling final were both teams are still looking for the winninggoal but the nets in the Ekaterinburg Arena were filled with no fifth time.