MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Japan advanced to the men's Olympic soccer semifinals Saturday with a 3-0 win over a shorthanded Egypt team after goals from Kensuke Nagai, captain Maya Yoshida and Yuki Otsu.
Nagai scored in the 14th minute into an empty net after Egypt's goalkeeper and a defender collided trying to deal with a cross. Yoshida was unmarked and scored on a header in the 78th minute from a free kick. Japan's third came in the 83rd with another header, this time from Otsu.
Egypt's best chance came in the 77th. A dipping shot from midfielder Mohamed El Neny appeared to be going in, but Japan goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda dived to his right and made a save.
Egypt was reduced to 10 men in the 41st, when defender Saadeldin Saad was sent off for fouling forward Manabu Saito in a goal-scoring opportunity.