Chanathip Songkrasin impresses in J1 League debut

Thailand midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin has made his J1 League debut on Saturday clash between his side Consadole Sapporo and Urawa Reds.

Three days after making an impressive competitive debut for Consadole Sapporo at Levain Cup, Chanathip was included in the starting line of the Hokkaido-based team at the 2-0 win over 10-man Urawa Reds.

Despite not playing for the full 90 minutes, the Thai international proved himself to be a dangerous attack weapon of Consadole.

His best chance came when he received the ball in the penalty area, however, Urawa’s defender Ryota Moriwaki deflected the effort from Chanathip. Another chance is when the 23-year-old roll the ball into the path of Ken Tokura but the Japanese striker finished his shot over the bar from a good position.

Chanathip was substituted in the 63rd minute by his former Muangthong teammate Jay Bothroyd. It was Bothroyd who secured the 2-0 win for Consadole by clinching a goal in the 88th minute. Tokura opened the scoring with a first-half header.

On the other hand, Urawa were down to 10 men since Tomoaki Makino was sent off for a deliberate kick in Tokura’s face.