On Monday 3 April, the U-16 Japan Women's National Team played their first match of the Montaigu Tournament against the Norway Women's National Team.
Japan scored the opening goal in the 10th minute, when SHINJO Miharu (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Menina) intercepted an opponent’s pass before delivering a through ball to MOTEKI Mihiro (Omiya Ardija Ventus U15), who calmly slotted the ball into the net.
Despite taking the initiative of the match, Japan struggled to create chances facing the athleticism displayed by the Norwegian players. However, Japan’s second goal came in the 32nd minute, when NEZU Ririka (JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies U-15) responded to a cross sent by AOKI Yuna (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Menina) to setup the shot of Moteki, who scored her second goal of the match. .....
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