Japan exerts effort, beats Vietnam 4-2.

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Japan had to work harder than expected to defeat Vietnam 4-2 in the first game of the 2023 Asian Cup, the group stage for both football nations on Sunday.

The first match of the group stage, Group D Asian Cup 2023 at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Japan favorites to win this tournament enter the field to meet Vietnam.

Japan took a 1-0 lead in the first 11 minutes from Takumi Minamino’s double shot in the penalty area. But Vietnam quickly equalized 1-1 in the 16th minute from a left-hand corner kick. Nguyen Din Bak bent down to head at the first post. The ball sagged and flew into the second post ทางเข้า UFABET

Vietnam turned the tables 2-1 in the 33rd minute from a free kick by Buc Hoang Viet An. Whose first header was saved by Sion Suzuki and went into the path of Pham Tuan Hai.

But at the end of the first half The game turned around again. Takumi Minamino caught the loose ball wide open. Lure the right foot into the post cleanly, giving Japan a 2-2 draw in the 45th minute.

Then, during first half injury time, 45+5 shot over and took the lead 3-2. Keito Nakamura spun around the penalty area opposite left. The ball turns into a triangle.

In the first half, Japan played a superior game. While Vietnam did not use weapons like in the first half. Until the 85th minute, Samurai Blue scored to reinforce the victory 4-2, Ayase Ueda, the reserve striker. He received the ball in the box and swung right into the area.

At the end of the game, Japan won three points by defeating Vietnam 4-2. In the next program. Japan meets Iraq on Friday, January 19 and Vietnam meets Indonesia on the same day.