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Japan defeat Turkmenistan 3-2 in Asian Cup

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

Japan's national team earned a 3-2 victory over in the 2019 Group F opener held on Wednesday at the here.

It was who opened the scoring in the 26th minute, securing a 1-0 lead until half-time, reports

After the break, bounced back, slamming three goals home in a total of 15 minutes.

The two first goals came suddenly from forward in the 56th and 60th minutes and then the Samurai Blue's scored Japan's last goal 11 minutes later.

pulled one back for in the 79th minute, however the Greens could not find the back of Japan's net for an equalizer and the game ended with a Japanese victory.

Following the match leads the Group F standings with three points while Turkmenistan, which is participating in the tournament for only the second time, sits in the fourth and last place.

The other Group F first-round match is scheduled later on Wednesday and pits against



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:18 IST