On Sunday 26 May, the U-20 Japan National Team played their second group stage match against the U-20 Mexico National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. With MIYASHIRO Taisei scoring the opener in the first half, followed by the second half goals scored by TAGAWA Kyosuke and Miyashiro, the team earned their first win of the tournament 3-0.
Three changes were made from the starting line-up of the first match against Ecuador. WAKAHARA Tomoya started in goal with SUGAWARA Yukinari, SEKO Ayumu, KOBAYASHI Yuki, and SUZUKI Toichi forming the defence line. SAITO Mitsuki and FUJIMOTO Kanya played as the defensive midfield role, while SAITO Koki and YAMADA Kota were placed in the flanks. It was Miyashiro and Tagawa who were named upfront to start the match.
An early turnover given up by Japan led to a close opportunity for the Mexican side, but Wakahara made a great save to keep the score line even. As time progressed, it was the Japanese side who started to take control of the match. The opening goal came in the 21st minute, when Fujimoto responded to a loose ball and delivered a lobbing pass towards the goal area. It was Miyashiro who made the run into the space behind the Mexican defenders and struck a half-volley with his left foot that caught the corner of the goal......
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