Yuya Osako bags a hat-trick in big win for Japan

Schmid solid again for Austria U21s

Yuya Osako impressed once again for Japan in a 14-0 win (Photo: imago).
First Team
Tuesday, 30.03.2021 / 14:37

What a night for Yuya Osako and Japan! The Samurai Blue dismantled Mongolia 14-0 as part of a World Cup qualifier. Osako scored a hat-trick to along with an assist and was named Man of the Match.

Osako made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute, before adding a second in the 55th to make it 6-0. He then set up Inagaki for Japan's seventh of the night (68’). Osako then completed his hat-trick in added time (90’+2). It was another stellar international performance from Osako, after he’d previously provided two assists in a friendly against South Korea.

Another strong performance for Schmid with Austria

Romano Schmid also impressed on international duty. He played 86 minutes in a 2-0 win for Austria against Poland. After recording four assists in his previous appearance for the side, Schmid wasn’t involved in any goals last night, but still worked hard to create chances. Both Green-Whites will now return to Bremen.

Werder goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka will be in action on Tuesday evening with the Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifier against Wales (20:45 CEST). 


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