Gonda’s Goalkeeping Error Costs Shimizu Victory in Draw Against Akita
In a highly anticipated J2 League match on August 27th, Shimizu S-Pulse squared off against Blaublitz Akita. Despite dominating possession, Shimizu S-Pulse failed to secure a victory, settling for a frustrating 1-1 draw.
The turning point in the game came in the 48th minute when Shimizu goalkeeper, Shuichi Gonda, made a costly error. Attempting to punch away Akita’s right corner kick, Gonda misjudged the trajectory of the ball, inadvertently sending it into his own net. The goal handed Akita an unexpected lead and left Shimizu S-Pulse scrambling to find an equalizer.
Despite the setback, Shimizu S-Pulse showed resilience and determination in the face of adversity. They continued to push forward and create scoring opportunities, with their efforts finally paying off in the 73rd minute of the second half. Midfielder Carlinhos Junio rose above the crowded box and expertly headed the ball into the net, leveling the score and saving Shimizu S-Pulse from defeat.
Both teams fought fiercely in the remaining minutes, but neither could find the decisive blow. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Shimizu S-Pulse having to settle for just one point against Akita, who currently sit in the 13th position of the league standings.
This result will surely be a disappointment for Shimizu S-Pulse, who were looking to close the gap on the league leaders. However, they can find solace in their resilient performance and ability to salvage a point from a challenging situation.
Despite the draw, Shimizu S-Pulse remains in third place in the J2 League and will now focus on their upcoming matches as they continue to chase their goal of promotion.
(Reported by the Football Zone editorial section)
HOME J.LEAGUE・Domestic J1 Shimizu draws 1-1 against 13th placed Akita GK Gonda made a mistake and scored the opening goal with an own goal… Shimizu Carlinhos scored the equalizer[Llun: Getty Images]
Gonda misses a goal due to a punching error
Shimizu S-Pulse will play against Blaublitz Akita in round 32 of the J2 League on August 27th. In the 3rd minute of the second half, GK Shuichi Gonda’s punching mistake turned into an own goal, but after that he held up and it ended in a 1-1 draw.
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In the game which returned scoreless in the first half, the score changes in the third minute of the second half. Goalkeeper Shimizu Gonda jumped and tried to clear Akita’s right corner kick, but this was a punching error and the ball was sucked into the goal.
Shimizu, who were one point behind, also launched an attack, and in the 28th minute of the second half after stoppage time, midfielder Carlinhos Junio scored an instant header to tie the score .
They attacked each other, but no decisive blow came out. 3rd place Shimizu gained only 1 point against 13th place Akita.
(FOOTBALL ZONE editorial section)
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