Second Danish victory leaves Japan empty-handed again

After Denmark’s first victory yesterday (vs. Thailand), the team gained two more points by beating Japan: 3-11.

The last game of Day 2 of the WFC definitely needed some time to ignite. Exactly halfway the period, Yui Goto scored the opening goal and put Japan in the lead. Denmark’s defence didn’t look all too well during this goal, but luckily for them, the team was able to turn around the score before the break as Emma Visitisen and Klara Fjorder found the net.

During the second period, Denmark grew stronger. Japan wasn’t able to hold possession meaningfully and saw Denmark even score the 1-3 by Cecilia Di Nardo. Right before the end of the period, Japan gave away too much space to defender Maria Helander, who placed the ball perfectly behind goalkeeper Chika Sato: 1-4.

The final period started and Japan knew it had to score three goals – at least. The team got an enormous chance but missed, and in the counter, Denmark scored 1-5. As the Danes scored 1-6 directly afterwards, Japan took its timeout in order to try to fight it’s way back. Unfortunately, Denmark scored 1-7: Di Nardo completed her hattrick, just like in 2015 in the battle vs. Japan. Denmark made it to double figures as Fjorder, De Fries and Helander put the score at 1-10. After this, the Japanese women could cheer twice more as they scored two quick goals. The final result was 3-11, meaning Denmark is now at four points, while Japan is still at zero.

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