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Tokushima 1 : 0 Avispa
A veteran striker knew exactly what he was doing, running away from goal and waiting for the defender to dive in and take the foul.
It was a foul, it was naive, and while Kazuki is good at going 100% into tackles and headers, he shouldn’t be doing it in the box with people running away from goal.
Tokushima 2 : 0 Avispa
Everyone in defence is caught out of position. Tokio gets pulled forwards, Kazuki isn’t near anyone, Okada is the wrong side, and only Kanemori knows what he is doing back there.
It looks like a good goal, but it owes as much to the defending as Tokushima’s attack.
Tokushima 2 : 1 Avispa
Sakata and Nishida show that while youth may have some ecstatic highs, experience is what you need when it is pissing down and a team comes to break you. A pin-point cross to the box, and a class finish who looks like someone who wants to play.