Japan U-23 beat Olympic champs Mexico

Japan U-23 beat Olympic champs Mexico

Japan’s Under-23 side claimed a 2-1 win over reigning Olympic champions Mexico on Saturday morning in a friendly played in Portugal.

FC Tokyo midfielder Shoya Nakajima scored the opening goal in the second minute of play.

Red Bull Salzburg and former Cerezo Osaka midfielder Takumi Minamino doubled Japan’s lead in the 33rd minute.

Makoto Teguramori’s youngsters will face local club Sporting CP in a training match on Sunday to conclude their camp.