Japan vs Senegal (By: Stanioooo)
2nd round in group H and a match between Japan and Senegal.
Senegal impressed with their performance against Poland and succeeded to start with 2:1 win. Yeah, they used mistakes by the Polish players to score, but that's also way to win the match. They have really good forwards with Diouf, Sane and Niang and I feel Japanese players will have a lot of problems tomorrow stopping them. I really enjoyed their teamwork during the whole match. Krychowiak scored a goal in the last minuted of the match, but this doesn't change the fact they played really concentrated in all parts. I liked their coach Aliou Cisse who is still unknown, but I think he is tactically prepared brilliantly and he is the main reason his team to have real chances to progress to the 1/8 finals. I believe they will do it with a win against Japan.
Japan got lucky in the first match after they were the underdogs against Colombia, but their opponents got an early red card in the 3rd minute which helped the Asians a lot during the match being one more on the pitch.They took the lead after scoring the penalty conceded by Carlos Sanchez, then they were equalized after free kick, but finally succeeded to score the winning goal. I doubt they would do it if it wasn't the early red card and penalty they got...Their performance in the friendlies before the WC wasn't very hopeful with a few losses against Ukraine, South Korea, Switzerland. What made me big impression here are the two friendlies they played against Mali- 1:1after equalizer in the extra time and Ghana-0:2 loss. I think Senegal are even more dangerous team than these two nowadays.
I will add the fact these two teams have three matches H2H during the years and Senegal have two wins combined with a draw against Japan. I think Asians will have big problems tomorrow against the strong Africans leaded by a coach who is also well prepared tactically. If we don't see something like the one happened between Colombia and Japan, Africans are the strong favorite here to win and to qualify.
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