DüSSELDORF. Japan conquers United States with a 2-0 win with a goal from D. Kamada (26′) and a goal from K. Mitoma (88′). United States lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Merkur Spiel-Arena stadium in Düsseldorf on Friday and it started at 2:25 pm local time. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.1 degrees Celsius or 64.53 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 56%.
United States was in firm control of the ball 57% while Japan was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Japan was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Japan won the match.
Japan shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, United States shot 6 times, 0 on target, 6 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Japan. On the opposite side, United States received 1 yellow card (L. de la Torre).
After this match, Japan has points to occupy the 0th place in the standings. while United States stays with points (0th).
L. de la Torre
L. de la Torre
United States will play away with Saudi Arabia on the 27th of September with a 0-0 head to head statistic.
Japan: Formation and Lineups
Japan started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Hajime Moriyasu chose to play with the following team: Shuichi Gonda, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Yuta Nakayama, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai, Takefusa Kubo, Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Junya Ito, Daizen Maeda and Daichi Kamada.
Japan made 6 changes: D. Maeda for M. Yamane (46′), S. Gonda for D. Schmidt (46′), H. Sakai for H. Ito (46′), J. Ito for R. Doan (69′), T. Kubo for K. Mitoma (69′) and D. Kamada for G. Haraguchi (87′).
United States: Formation and Lineups
United States started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Gregg Berhalter played with: Matt Turner, Sergiño Dest, Walker Zimmerman, Aaron Long, Sam Vines, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Luca De La Torre, Brenden Aaronson, Jesús Ferreira and Giovanni Reyna.
United States made 6 changes: G. Reyna for J. Morris (47′), J. Ferreira for J. Sargent (47′), S. Dest for R. Cannon (48′), A. Long for M. McKenzie (46′), L. de la Torre for Johnny (67′) and W. McKennie for M. Tillman (67′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Friendly International