After conceding the opening goal in the first half, the Reds were unable to score and lost 0-1 in the second half, although they continued to attack while increasing their possession of the ball.
With the exception of Shusaku Nishikawa returning to the starting lineup for the first time in three official games, the Reds faced the same outfield players as in Kashiwa Reysol’s game in the previous round.
In the first half, they created attacks while holding onto the ball, and even when they lost possession, they passed quickly to steal the ball and immediately turned to attack. When the ball was held by Cerezo Osaka, they defended while maintaining their formation, but were robbed of the opener in the 24th minute.
After that, the development continued that it was difficult to bring down the defense of C Osaka, who came back quickly. In the 33rd minute, Tetsuya Chinen, who scored his first J1 league goal against Kashiwa in the flow of a set piece, hit an RBI high header but it flew past the goalkeeper and n couldn’t take the goal.
In the second half, Yuta Miyamoto, Takahiro Sekine and Alex Schalk were replaced by Hiroki Sakai, Kaho Koizumi and David Moberg. Sakai and Moberg participated in the official match for the first time in three games, and Koizumi for the first time in two games.
The Reds players collected the second ball while moving the ball. While developing a deeper attack than in the first half, the game went on without giving Ce Osaka a chance to attack.
Against Cerezo Osaka, who solidified their defensive block, they played on the flanks, and from the first half, Alexander Scholz, who had many chances to enter opposition territory during the attack, aimed for a vertical pass that would break up the opposing defensive formation. The Reds players aim for a breakthrough and a goal.
However, I cannot bring it to the shoot. In the 90th minute, Chinen pushed back Moberg’s cross and headed it in, but the ball unfortunately went out of bounds. At minute 90+2, Moberg came in from the right flank and fired a left-footed mid-range shot that also missed the target.
In the 90th + 5th minute, Nishikawa touched the opponent’s half-range shot and hit the crossbar.
The next match will be the Meiji Yasuda J1 League Round 30 match against Shonan Bellmare on September 17 (Saturday) at 7:00 PM at Lemongas Stadium Hiratsuka.
[Média officiel des Urawa Reds (URD:OM)]