Japan got off to a refreshing start by defeating the African powerhouse Senegal.
Japan won 1-0 after a tough match against Senegal in the first leg of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group C group stage held in La Plata, Argentina on the 22nd (Korean time). Japan, the first Asian country to report a win, took the lead in the group with Colombia, who beat Israel 2-1 on the same day. In this tournament, 24 teams will be divided into 6 groups of 4 teams to hold a group stage, and then the 12 teams in 1st and 2nd places in each group and the 4 teams in 3rd place in each group will form the round of 16 to continue the tournament.
Japan took the initiative from the start and put pressure on the opponent. The opening goal was scored in the 15th minute of the first half. Matsuki Guryu, who received a pass from a teammate near the opponent’s arc, split the goal with a powerful left-footed mid-range shot that broke through the defense. After receiving a blow, Senegal launched a wave of offensive attacks. The central attack followed by a flank breakthrough proved powerful. The ball possession was 55%-45%, and the shooting was 12-6, more than Japan, but the finish at the gate was disappointing.토토사이트
In Group D, Italy rebelled. Italy, the best third place in the U-20 World Cup ever, caused a surprise by defeating Brazil, the winner of the 2023 South American U-20 Championship and the 5th champion of the tournament, 3-2. Italy ran away 3-0 in the first half only with Matteo Fratti’s opening goal and Casadei’s multiple goals. Brazil chased it 3-2 with Marcus Leonaldo’s multi-goal in the second half, but that was it.
In the same group, Nigeria defeated the Dominican Republic 2-1 with an own goal and Samson Rawal’s winning goal.