Japan v Socceroos
* Key minutes in game
Pre match- Aussies left out Cahill, but the dangerous Troisi gets a chance to make an impact.
2- Corner for the Blue Samurais. Dealt with by Leckie. Sakai heads just wide.
4- Australia looked to play out from the back.
5- Yoshida intervened to stop Kruse.
11- Troisi prevented an opportunity.
12- Ryan plays out from the back, again.
14- Inui had a shot.
15- Ryan then Rogic cleared the ball.
16- Greatly intervened in the eighteen yard box by Sainsbury.
17- Troisi lost ball in the final third.
23- Osako has first shot on target, Ryan fumbled but saved.
29- Australia controlled possession in the defensive half.
34- Smith gave away possession in the attacking part of the field for the Socceroos.
35- Sakai shot wide. Good pressure by Australia, goal kick to Australia.
38- Leckie hit post off deflected shot on goal.
40- Sainsbury thwarted an attack.
41- Asano scored from a pinpoint cross.
44- Osako shot wide of the goals.
1/2 time review– Australia have held their own only to have conceded a goal late on.
53- Sainsbury cut out opportunity, corner Japan.
57- Sainsbury intervened in the back line, once again.
61- Juric brought on for Troisi.
62- Spiranovic fouled Japanese player in the final third.
63- Nagatamo shot, saved by Ryan.
64- Inui stopped by Sainsbury, out for a goal kick.
65- Rogic shot well wide.
70- Cahill on for Rogic
71- Australia missed a golden opportunity.
73- Sainsbury cleverly won free kick.
75- Haraguchi on for Inui.
77- Sainsbury cleared off the line.
81- Leckie shot blocked.
82- Ideguchi with a classy finish, just outside the eighteen yard box.
86- Corner for Australia thanks to Juric.
87- Okazaki on for Ozako.
89- Kubo on for the goal scorer Asano.
92- Sainsbury won another challenge.
Full Time Review – Not one shot on goal in the second half for the Socceroos. Sainsbury was inspirational in defence. Leckie and Troisi looked dangerous from the attacking perspective.