translated from Spanish: Japan surprises and draws 2-2 with Uruguay in Copa America

The Uruguayan national team did not know how to assert their favoritism on Thursday against a young and disciplined Japan by only tying two goals at the Arena do Gremio Stadium, in Porto Alegre, for the second day of Group C of the Copa America of Brazil.A resul who could too benefit the ‘Roja’ of Reinaldo Rueda, as long as he defeats his like Ecuador on Friday at arena Fonte Nova in Salvador de Bahia. From a sum of three, the two-time champion of America would remain as the only pointer of the group. In a duel of great intensity, the combined guest at the appointment suddenly opened the bill in the 24th minute. Koji Miyoshi entered the top speed to the right and pulled out a powerful cross-header that surpassed the resistance of goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. It would not last too long the advantage of the Asians, since the ‘Celeste would reach parity from the 12 steps, for infringement in the area on Edinson Cavani that ended up being charged by the VAR. At 32’, Luis Suarez stood in front of the spherical and did not fail with a header to the left side of the goal lineee Eiji Kawashima, In the add-on did not change the dynamics and emotion on ‘gaúcho’ soil. Japan would take a lead again in the 54th minute with a new conquest of Miyoshi, who took advantage of a lukewarm rejection of Muslera in the center of the area. With more claw than good football, the cast led by Oscar Tabárez again put the draw on the board, at 65′, this time definitively. Corner shot that José María Giménez connected with a frentazo in the small area of Japan. With parity, Uruguay reached four units and will close the first phase against Chile on Monday, June 24 at the Maracaná Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The Japanese, meanwhile, will measure the same day with Ecuador in the Mineirao de Belo Horizonte


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