Chanathip scores in Kawasaki’s 8-0 win
MalaysiaThai star Chanathip Songkrasin performed alone through five players, scoring in the Kawasaki Frontale match against Guangzhou in the AFC Champions League on the evening of April 18.
Scoring: Kei Chinen 7′ & 12′, Shintaro Kurumaya 16′ & 71′, Yu Kobayashi 21′ & 39′, Ten Miyagi 51′, Chanathip Songkrasin 69′
Chanathip was not registered for the opening match of Group I on April 15 when Kawasaki Frontale drew at home to AFC Champions League champion Ulsan Hyundai 1-1. But against Guangzhou in the second round today, the Thai attacking midfielder started, played the whole match, and made his mark on the match with a beautiful solo goal in the 69th minute.
From the center of the pitch, Chanathip confidently held the ball straight up in the middle, past five Cantonese players, before knocking down the opponent’s keeper with a decisive right-foot strike.
Chanathip was purchased by Kawasaki from Consadole Sapporo in November 2021, with 4 million USD – The transfer record between two teams in the J-League 1. But it was not until today’s match that the 28-year-old Thai midfielder scored for the first time for the Japanese champion. Eight matches ago, including 7 matches in J-League 1, Chanathip were all empty.
Chanathip’s goal made the victory for Kawasaki more perfect. The J-League 1 2021 champion decided the fate of the match right from the first half, creating a 5-0 lead after only 39 minutes of play, thanks to two double goals from the strikers Chinen and Kobayashi, interspersed with a kick phase. Kurumaya’s score increased to 3-0.
After the break, Kawasaki changed two positions, but still dominated and easily scored three more goals. 20-year-old striker Ten Miyagi increased the score to 6-0 by holding the ball from the left into 16m50 and coldly ending goalkeeper He Lipan in the 51st minute.
Two minutes after Chanathip’s strike, Kawasaki added an eighth with Shintaro Kurumaya’s close-range shot in a corner kick.
Guangzhou – which was once a powerful team named Hang Dai Guangzhou – came to this year’s AFC Champions League with a reserve team, because of the Zero Covid policy in China. They thus proved to be completely underdogs through the top two matches of Group I. Before the 0-8 defeat at the hands of Kawasaki, Guangzhou also lost to host Johor Darul Ta’zim 0-5 in the opening match on 15/15. 4.
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