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Japan vs Senegal

Ekaterinburg Arena
Jun 24, 2018 20:30 IST
Full Time
Inui
(35')
Honda
(79')
Mane
(12')
M. Wague
(72')
Inui
(69')
Hasebe
(91')
Niang
(59')
Sabaly
(91')
Ch. Ndoye
(91')
Match Tied
  • Japan
    JPN
    Senegal
    SEN
  • 55%
    POSSESSION
    45%
  • 2
    GOALS
    2
  • 7
    SHOTS
    13
  • 3
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    7
  • 8
    FOULS COMMITED
    14
  • 2
    YELLOW CARDS
    3
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 2
    OFF SIDES
    4
  • 2
    CORNER KICKS
    5
Match Info
  • Tournament name FIFA World Cup, 2018
  • Venue Ekaterinburg Arena
  • Date Jun 24, 2018 08:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 32572
Match Completed
91'
Hasebe
91'
Ch. Ndoye
91'
Sabaly
88'
Takashi Inui
Takashi Usami
87'
Mbaye Niang
Mame Diouf
82'
Papa Alioune Ndiaye
Cheikh Ndoye
79'
Honda
76'
Genki Haraguchi
Shinji Okazaki
73'
Shinji Kagawa
Keisuke Honda
72'
M. Wague
69'
Inui
66'
Alfred Ndiaye
Cheikhou Kouyate
59'
Niang
Half Time
35'
Inui
12'
Mane
Kick Off

Japan

4-2-3-1
  • 15
    Yuya Osako
  • 8
    Genki Haraguchi
    10
    Shinji Kagawa
    14
    Takashi Inui
  • 17
    Makoto Hasebe
    7
    Gaku Shibasaki
  • 19
    Hiroki Sakai
    22
    Maya Yoshida
    3
    Gen Shoji
    5
    Yuto Nagatomo
  • 1
    Eiji Kawashima
MIDFIELDER
17
Makoto Hasebe
Midfielder
7
Gaku Shibasaki
Midfielder
8
Genki Haraguchi
Midfielder
16
Hotaru Yamaguchi
Midfielder
4
Keisuke Honda
Midfielder
18
Ryota Oshima
Midfielder
10
Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder
14
Takashi Inui
Midfielder
11
Takashi Usami
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Eiji Kawashima
Goalkeeper
23
Kosuke Nakamura
Goalkeeper
12
Masaaki Higashiguchi
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
9
Shinji Okazaki
Forward
13
Yoshinori Muto
Forward
15
Yuya Osako
Forward
DEFENDER
3
Gen Shoji
Defender
21
Gotoku Sakai
Defender
19
Hiroki Sakai
Defender
22
Maya Yoshida
Defender
2
Naomichi Ueda
Defender
20
Tomoaki Makino
Defender
6
Wataru Endo
Defender
5
Yuto Nagatomo
Defender

Senegal

4-3-3
  • 18
    Ismaila Sarr
    19
    M'Baye Niang
    10
    Sadio Mane
  • 17
    Pape Alioune Ndiaye
    13
    Alfred N'Diaye
    5
    Gana Idrissa Gueye
  • 12
    Youssouf Sabaly
    3
    Kalidou Koulibaly
    6
    Salif Sane
    22
    Moussa Wague
  • 16
    Khadim N'Diaye
MIDFIELDER
13
Alfred John Momar N'Diaye
Midfielder
11
Cheikh N'Doye
Midfielder
8
Cheikhou Kouyate
Midfielder
5
Gana Idrissa Gueye
Midfielder
17
Pape Alioune Ndiaye
Midfielder
6
Salif Sane
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Abdoulaye Diallo
Goalkeeper
23
Alfred Benjamin Gomis
Goalkeeper
16
Serigne Khadim N'Diaye
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
15
Diafra Sakho
Forward
18
Ismaila Sarr
Forward
20
Keita Balde Diao
Forward
9
Mame Biram Diouf
Forward
19
M'Baye Babacar Niang
Forward
7
Moussa Sow
Forward
14
Pape Moussa Konate
Forward
10
Sadio Mane
Forward
DEFENDER
2
Adama Mbengue
Defender
3
Kalidou Koulibaly
Defender
21
Lamine Gassama
Defender
22
Moussa Wague
Defender
4
Serigne Modou Kara Mbodj
Defender
12
Youssouf Sabaly
Defender
90'
Thanks!
Thank you for tuning in to our coverage of Japan v Senegal! The last game of the day sees Poland take on Colombia, in the last game of the second matchday in this World Cup!
90'
Electric play from start to finish
The contrasting styles really made the match a spectacle, and the two groups of players were definitely up to the challenge and showed the world why they're the ones leading their group ahead of Poland and Colombia with some electric play from both sides. It really was attack after attack from one side to the other, in a truly thrilling game from Group H.
90'
Catching my breath from that one!
What a game from start to finish! Both teams played an extremely open and entertaining match, and the points end shared between the two sides! I think both teams will think they had chances to win the match, but a draw is a fair result here in Ekaterinburg.
90'
GAME OVER! 2-2!
The referee blows the final whiste and the game is over!
90'
Yellow for Hasebe
Yellow card for Hasebe as he brings down Mane
90'
Good Japanese defending
Koulibaly tries an acrobatic effort on the ball put fouls Osako, who gets to the ball first.
90'
Yellow for Ndoye
Ndoye receives a yellow card
90'
Four additional minutes
Four minutes added to the end of this game
90'
Yellow for Sabaly
Usami makes a break into Senegal's half and is eventually brought down for Sabaly, who receives a yellow card.
90'
Yellow Card
Makoto Hasebe (Japan)
90'
Yellow Card
Cheikh Ndoye (Senegal)
90'
Yellow Card
Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal)
87'
Substitution
Takashi Usami (on). Takashi Inui (off). (Japan)
86'
Last Japanese change
Inui comes off for Usami
86'
Substitution
Mame Diouf (on). Mbaye Niang (off). (Senegal)
85'
Last Senegalese change
Niang seems to be injured and makes way for Diouf.
84'
Header from Ndoye
Wague whips a ball into the box but the substitute Ndoye is unable to direct the header towards goal.
81'
Senegalese change
Ndiaye comes off for Ndoye
81'
Substitution
Cheikh Ndoye (on). Papa Alioune Ndiaye (off). (Senegal)
80'
What a match
This game has gotten more and more exciting with every passing minute! End-to-end stuff from the very first attack!
78'
The substitute makes the difference!
KEEPER ERROR LEADS TO THE GOAL! A ball is swung into the box and the Senegalese keeper comes to punch the ball but misses completely! Inui is there to pick up the ball at the back post and puts its back across the face of goal, and Honda is there to smoothly slot the ball into the net! What a game this has been!
78'
Goal
Keisuke Honda. Assist by Takashi Inui (Japan)
77'
JAPAN SCORE!!! 2-2!!! WHAT A MATCH!!
GOAL FOR HONDA!
77'
Niang cross
Niang plays a cross but no one is there to meet it in the middle.
76'
Japanese change
Okazaki comes on for Haraguchi
75'
Substitution
Shinji Okazaki (on). Genki Haraguchi (off). (Japan)
74'
Shot blocked!
BLOCKED SHOT FOR JAPAN! A good corner swung into the box bounces around a bit before it's shot and deflected from close!
72'
Changes for Japan
In response to the goal, Honda comes on for Kagawa
72'
Substitution
Keisuke Honda (on). Shinji Kagawa (off). (Japan)
71'
Wague with the goal!
Great play on the left side of the box between Mane and Sabaly, and Sabaly eventually puts a driven cross into the penalty area. The ball rolls all the way across the box and Wague is there to smash it into the top of the net!
71'
Goal
Moussa Wague. Assist by Mbaye Niang (Senegal)
68'
Yellow Card
Takashi Inui (Japan)
67'
Yellow for Inui
Yellow for Inui! Sarr bursts up the right side of the pitch before Inui just drags him to the ground. Free kick to Senegal in a good position.
65'
Change for Senegal
Kouyate comes on for Ndiaye
65'
Substitution
Cheikhou Kouyate (on). Alfred Ndiaye (off). (Senegal)
62'
Another chance for Japan
Kagawa receives the ball in the middle of the box completely alone, but takes a little bit too much time to set his feet. He plays the ball out to Osako whose cross is poor and sails out for a goal kick.
59'
SO CLOSE!
CHANCE MISSED FOR JAPAN! Japan win the ball back from Senegal's defense and the ball is whipped in on the ground on the right side, and Osako is there to hit it in but just misses the ball at the crucial moment!
59'
Yellow Card
Mbaye Niang (Senegal)
58'
Yellow for Niang
Yellow card for Niang for a loose elbow on Shoji.
55'
Shot from Niang
Left-footed strike from Niang is powerful but goes straight into Kawashima's arms.
54'
Good defending from Japan
Japan are defending very strongly now, not allowing the Senegalese attackers to take them on one-on-one. Defensive doubling is leading to error from Senegal.
48'
Good header for Japan
A good long ball into the box is brought across by Haraguchi, and then headed towards goal by Osako – collected easily by Ndiaye.
48'
Senegalese pressure from the start
Senegal have started the second half much like they started the first one – looking to attack the wings and use their pace and crosses to get the ball into the box.
46'
We're off!
The second half has begun!
45'
Second half on the way
The teams are back on the pitch now as we await the whistle for the second half to begin. Here's to hoping it'll be as exciting as the first!
45'
A World Cup chess match
Both teams are playing to their strengths, and it's led to quite the clash so far. The Senegalese are using their pace and strength to try to attack the Japanese head on, opting for a more direct approach and quick attacks up either wing - their most deadly attacks have either been crosses or long balls into forwards sprinting behind. Japan, on the other hand, are using their quick passing and excellent positioning to try to make the Senegalese defenders chase the ball in defense. We'll see which approach prevails in the end!
45'
Half time analysis
A superb attacking game so far, as neither side was content to sit back and defend their own goal and preferred to take the game to their opposition. Senegal started the half in the driver's seat and grabbed the opening goal through a keeper error, but Japan bounced right back and their response came 23 minutes later, with some scintillating play the ended in a curled effort from Inui.
45'
Half time!
The first half ends and the score is tied 1-1! What a thrilling half of football that was.
45'
One minute added
Only one minute added to the end of this half
45'
Free Kick Senegal
Foul by Sakai on Mane leads to a Senegalese free kick in a good position for the cross.
40'
Japanese passing on point
When Japan have the ball, they move the ball quickly and with purpose – their passing to this point has been exquisite, and the player on the ball always seems to have at least a couple of option for a quick outlet.
39'
Good chance for Senegal!
Good chance for the Senegalese! The African side are so quick to turn defense into attack, and a quick through ball finds Niang 1v1 with the Japanese keeper. His effort is saved however, and no Senegalese player is unable to get to the rebound.
37'
End-to-end stuff!
It's been an excellent first half from the leaders of Group H so far! Open play on both sides and the two contrasting styles have created a thrilling game.
34'
Japan equalize in style!
FANTASTIC PLAY FROM JAPAN! A long ball from defense finds Nagatomo on the left side – his control is a bit loose but he's able to get back to it before dropping it off to Inui. Inui then curls a beautiful effort between two defenders and into the bottom right corner of the net!
34'
Goal
Takashi Inui. Assist by Yuto Nagatomo (Japan)
33'
GOAL FOR JAPAN!
WHAT A GOAL FOR JAPAN! TIE GAME!
30'
Fast-paced game so far
This game has started with an incredible pace, with both teams looking to attack. The Senegalese are much stronger than the Japanese but the Asian side are doing well to circulate the ball and minimize the Senegalese opportunities to tackle the ball away from them.
27'
Mane looking good
Mane makes two good touches on the right side to bring down a high ball, before his attempted cross is blocked behind for a corner.
22'
Cross and chance from Senegal
Another cross from the right side is met with an acrobatic effort from Sarr, but the Japanese keeper catches rather easily.
21'
Japan Corner
Japan growing into the game as they win a corner on the right side.
19'
Free kick for Japan
A good switch from Japan sees Inui pick up the ball and charge at the Senegalese defense, before being brought down by Sarr.
16'
Japan getting into the game
Better from the Japanese! Kagawa starts the move with an excellent pass out to the left wing, where a couple of passes leads to a dangerous cross into the box and eventually a shot from long, before the ball is eventually cleared by Senegal.
15'
Why fix what isn't broken?
Senegal continue their attacking approach along the right side, where they seem to be finding all the joy in the world. Japan are so pinched back that their 10, Shinji Kagawa, is back defending.
12'
Keeper error leads to a Senegalese goal!
A poor clearance allows the ball to fall to Sabaly on the left side of the box. Sabaly unleashes a shot on goal that the Japanese keeper blocks, but right into the knee of Sane! The balls ricochets directly into the back of the net, and Senegal take the lead after controlling these first 15 minutes.
12'
GOAL FOR SENEGAL!
SENEGAL SCORE!
11'
Goal
Sadio Mane (Senegal)
8'
Good play from Sabaly
Sabaly this time finds himself on the left side on the pitch and make a good move to beat his defender, but he's unable to pull his cross back enough and it falls easily to the keeper.
5'
Another Corner for Senegal
Senegal have started the game positively and have won their second corner already. The ball is swung in by Niang but the ball doesn't find an attacker.
3'
Corner for Senegal
This time it's Sarr up the right side, but his cross is blocked behind for a corner.
1'
Early threats from Senegal!
First chance for Senegal! Sabaly whips in a dangerous cross from the right side and the ball finds Mane in the middle of the box, but his touch is heavy and he's unable to put an effort on goal.
0'
KIckoff approaches!
The captains lead their teams out to the pitch as we await the national anthems!
0'
Match Facts
This game will be played in Ekaterinburg Arena, with the weather at a comfortable 25C (77F). The lead official will be Italian Gianluca Rocchi, and his assistants will be Elenito Di Liberatore, Mauro Tonolini, and Abdulrahman al Jassim.
0'
Lineups
This is how the teams have lined up: Japan (4-2-3-1): Kawashima; Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo; Shibasaki, Hasebe; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako. Senegal (4-3-3): N'Diaye; Wague, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly; Ndiaye N'Diaye, Gueye; Sarr, Niang, Mane.
0'
Starting on the right foot
Few people would have predicted that Japan and Senegal would be leading their group after the first match-day, but both teams won their opening games 2-1 and this match promises to be thrilling – there still hasn't been a single scoreless draw in this tournament, and I can't see this game being the first.
0'
Welcome!
Welcome to our coverage of Japan v Senegal in the penultimate game of the second match-day! The unlikely leaders of Group H face off, with both teams looking to reach 6 points and almost assure their passage to the knock-out rounds.