The second match of the fourth day of the EAFF E-1 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 FINAL JAPAN took place July 24th at Toyota Stadium between Japan and China PR.
China PR hit the pitch running. Shortly after the opening whistle, WEN JIABAO fired a shot from near the left penalty area, but was stopped by Japan goalkeeper OSAKO KEISUKE.
Japan had two corner kicks in the 6th minute from HASHIMOTO KENTO, but both failed to hit the target.
Three minutes later, WAKIZAKA YASUTO shot from the right side of the penalty area, but was denied by China PR goalkeeper HAN JIAQI.
WAKIZAKA YASUTO would get another scoring opportunity in the 16th minute but would again fail to capitalize.
Japan had many offensive opportunities, but could not secure a goal against China PR’s tough penalty area defense. In the 44th minute, MIYAICHI RYO set up MORISHIMA TSUKASA in the penalty area for a header scoring attempt, but the China PR goalkeeper HAN JIAQI made the save to secure a scoreless first half.
Both sides came out of their locker rooms for the second half looking to score the first goal. In the 53rd minute, HOSOYA MAO took a shot in the penalty area, but the ball flew over the goal. Japan would take many more shots over the next 20 minutes, but couldn't get the ball in the net.
In the 79th minute, China PR’s DAI WEIJUN placed a corner kick into the penalty area to ZHU CHENJIE, whose shot flew over the goal.
3 minutes later, Japan’s SOMA YUKI passed the ball in the penalty area, but it instead went out past the left goalpost.
In additional time, SOMA YUKI kicked a corner kick to the penalty area, but HASHIMOTO KENTO could`t make the header.
Just before the end of the match, MACHINO SHUTO took a shot in the penalty area, but the ball was caught by HAN JIAQI.
The clock ran out shortly thereafter, ending the game in a 0-0 draw.