Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japan’s Keisuke Honda, right, scores his side’s second goal past Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Senegal twice took the lead. Japan tied it up both times.Keisuke Honda came off the bench in the second half and scored in the 78th minute, giving the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kane scores hat trick in England’s 6-1 rout of Panama Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The 32-year-old Honda, a former AC Milan forward, became the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.The draw keeps the two teams at the top of Group H ahead of their final matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSadio Mane gave Senegal the lead in the 11th minute with his first World Cup goal.Moussa Wague crossed from the right, but Genki Haraguchi failed to properly clear the ball. Youssouf Sabaly then sent a shot toward goal that Eiji Kawashima was unable to control and Mane tapped it into the net. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ With four points from their opening two games, both teams remain in contention but will need points from their final group matches to make the round of 16.In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan plays Poland in Volgograd. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan struck back in the 34th minute when Takashi Inui scored with a low shot from inside the area after receiving a pass from Yuto Nagamoto on a quick counterattack. It was Japan’s first shot on goal in the match, and it changed the run of play.Japan started to use its speed to control the middle of the field and open spaces in Senegal’s defense, but it was the African team that again took the lead.Sabaly crossed the ball for Mbaye Niang, who backheeled it toward Wague. The 19-year-old forward restored the lead with a shot high into the net in the 71st minute.A minute later, Japan coach Akira Nishino sent on Honda and striker Shinji Okazaki, a move that paid off.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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