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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs GAMBA OSAKA (September 21st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 GAMBA OSAKA 2

Full time: how unlucky can you be?
45+3′ Gamba somehow saves its goal three times in a row!
88′ Murata hit the post!
80′ S-Pulse throwing everything into the game!
75′ GOAL! this time allowed! By Kitagawa fter great pass by Douglas!
72′ Gamba doinating a flat-footed S-Pulse…. Letting Gamba shoot at freedom again…
70′ Poor shot by S-Pulse sailing over the bar!
68′ Gamba playing cat and mouse with S-Pulse…
65′ Good counter by S-Pulse but Dougls’ kick is blocked!
62′ S-Pulse pushing forward and almost equalised but the last shot direct to the goalkeeper!
60′ GOAL! At last a good movement initiated by Douglas finally finds someone (who?) pushing the ball into the goal! Disallowed!
57′ Very poor and slow tactics again from S-Pulse.
46′ Another bad pass by S-Pulse being exploited but final shot wide over the bar!

Kick off by Gamba Osaka.

Half time: A silly own goal in the first minute completely disorganised S-Pulse to the delight of their opponents who just have to wait for the next mistake. All in all a poor game from S-Pulse in spite of their efforst. Now, will they be able to reverse this situation during the second half?

45+1′ Good cross by Mtasubara but Dougls’ head direct to the goal keeper!
Additonal time: 2 minutes
44′ Good but slow attack by S-Pulse ended with a shot wide.
40′ Gamba completely dominating and shooting just wide of right post!
39′ Dangerous free kick for Gamba safely caught by Rokutan.
34′ Another poor pass leads to a very dangerous attempt by Ga
mba palmed away into corner kick! Inconclusive. But second corner kick. Ended with a dangerous kick over the bar!
30′ Good move by S-Pulse but ended with very poor shot over the bar!
29′ Sterile attacks by S-Pulse easily countered…
25′ GOAL! It is getting worse with another soft goal conceded! Silly game!
21′ Corner kick for Gamba. Rokutan barely palms away dangerous cross.
17′ S-Pulse still trying hard to break their opponents’ solid defense.
10′ S-pulse trying hard to attack an all-defending opponent who repulse easily all attempts.
6′ S-Pulse keeps misses passes!
3′ Very dangerous heading past S-Pulse’s goal!
1′ GOAL! Stupid own goal concede by s-Pulse after being caught sleeping on their left side
kick off by S-Pulse!

Note the return of Douglas from suspension.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 45 makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

GAMBA OSAKA

GK 1 Masaaki HIGASHIGUCHI
DF 3 FABIO
DF 4 Hiroki FJIHARU
DF 5 Genta MIURA
22 OH Jae Suk
MF 7 Yasushito ENDO
MF 10 Shu KURATA
MF 15 Yasuyuki KONNO
MF 50 Kosuke ONOSE
MF 11 HWANG Ui Jo
FW 39 Kazuma WATANABE

Substitutes:
GK 23 Mizuki HAYASHI
DF 13 Shunya SUGANUMA
DF 14 Koki YONEMURA
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
MF 28 Takahiro KO
FW 9 ADEMILSON
FW 19 Kazunari ICHIMI

Team Manager: Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Takumi TAKAGI
Assistant Referee: Tsuyoshi OGURA
4th Official: Toru KAKINUMA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Gamba Osaka who against all expectations are struggling in the relegation zone.
It promises to be a tough encounter. After a positive away series S-Pulse will be keen to put the last worries behind and enjoy the rest of the season!

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE MEMBERS INTERVIEW: KAZUYA MURATA

The Smiling Teacher!

Ever-smiling Kazuya Murata, born on October 7th 1988, is a highly popular senior member who has already played for Shimizu S-Pulse since 2013.
Born in Moriyama City in Shiga Prefecture he attended Yasu High School, an establishment well-known for its soccer/football club in Shiga Prefecture, and later attended Osaka University of Health and Sports Sciences where among others he was awarded a Physical Education Teaching License.
He first joined Cerezo Osaka Soccer Club in 2011 before moving to Shimizu S-Pulse two years later. He is married and has a 3-year old son.

Question: What was the main difference for you between your native Shiga prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture?
Kazuya Murata: I can’t say there were huge differences to overcome as both share a welcome “country” atmosphere. I actually feel very comfortable in Shimizu and Shizuoka Prefecture with its nature spread along the sea and deep inland. Although Shiga Prefecture has no sea shore, the big Lake Biwa certainly makes it up as an inland sea! It is certainly a great region to live in a professional sportsman with a family!

Q: What about the local food, then?
K M: I must admit that not being born near meant I had eaten almost no sushi until I came to Shimizu. I was a big meat eater and it did take a long time before I started enjoying fish and seafood. On the other hand I must admit that coming to Shizuoka contributed to a far better balance in my daily diet!

Q: Quite an interesting comment from one who knows a fair bit about health and sports Sciences! What about vegetables, then?
K M: (laugh) If it were not for the wife, I would be hopeless. I understand I need them and fortunately my better half concocts food with as much vegetables as possible, cutting them in small pieces and including them in soups, especially minestrone, and curries in particular!

Q: How do you spend your free time?
K M: I spend as much as time as possible with my young son watching him growing and trying to contribute as much as possible to his education.
I keep visiting regularly schools to gain as much experience as possible for when I retire from soccer and becomes the teacher according to my studies at university.

Q: What do you usually drink with your food?
K M: as I can’t drink any alcohol, I consume green tea, sports drinks, although the latter might not be that healthy (laugh)!

Q: Would you like to recommend a restaurant to our fans and readers?
K M: We mentioned in our private conversation prior to this interview a great Osaka-style Takoyaki restaurant called Ebisu in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City whose owner has become a personal friend. Another fine place, inexpensive with nice food and cozy atmosphere, is Onion in Shimizu Ku! Thinking of the name, I feel less guilty for not eating enough vegetables!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE MEMBERS INTERVIEW: KO MATSUBARA

A young man with an ambition!

Ko Matsubara, born on August 30th 1996, is still a very young (almost 22 years of age) Shimizu S-Pulse player but is already an established member/senior member who has started in most matches so far this year.
He is also a Shizuoka prefecture home-grown player who was playing for the Jubilo JR Iwata Youth team when attending Hamamatsu Kaiseikan High School in Hamamatsu City.
He first appeared for Shimizu S-Pulse in 2015 and has already been selected 3 times for the J League Under-22.
Originally an attacker, he is very versatile player who converted to a dangerous attacking left back constantly taking part in counters apart of being a very effective defender.

Question: Ko, would you care describing yourself?
-Ko Matsubara: I am still young and not very talkative. I still have to learn before expressing myself at ease. One thing is sure: I do not like to lose and may have to control my temper on the pitch.
Off the pitch I concentrate on my interests and am a quiet person.

Q: How often do you go back to your birthplace in Hamamatsu and do you still visit your schools?
K M: I do go back home when on holidays, which means basically only during the off season. I do pay a visit at least once a year to my schools to keep the links with my youth and help out.

Q: What are your hobbies apart of soccer/football?
K M: Computer games, definitely. I play them on my smart phone and easily get lost into them. Recently, after an acquaintance offered me some, I taken a liking to reading books. Being a professional sportsman I do have to take a lot of rest in between exercise, games and physical care, so these hobbies are easy to enjoy.

Q: What fashion do you follow?
K M: Formal or casual, depending on the occasion. I prefer slacks and shirts of the latest fashion. I must admit I do spend quite a big amount of money on clothes as I enjoy being well-dressed. You could say this is another one of my hobbies!

Q: What food do you particularly enjoy?
K M: Sushi and seafood, especially raw seafood! I am always on a look out for a new restaurant, so I would be grateful if you could introduce me to one! Because I have to take care of my physical condition I have started to appreciate vegetables. I have recently developed a special liking for broccoli!

Q: What is your ambition as a soccer/football player?
K M: As high and as far as possible! I know I still have my future ahead of me, but I would like very much to play abroad although that might imply quite an amount of dedication and learning. Naturally, my dream would be to play for the National Japan Eleven!

Q: Dear Ko, thank you so much for sparing your time and I wish you all the best! And who knows, I might have to interview you for a bigger reason one day!
K M: You are most welcome!

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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs URAWA REDS DIAMONDS(August 19th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 3 URAWA REDS 3

Full time! Great game in spite of disappointing draw!
90 +4′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse! Barely saved by keepr!
Topsy turvy game!
4 minutes extra time.
89′ Free kick for Reds.Barely saved by Rokutan!
Pressure by s-Pulse.
Duke in.
Yellow card for Reds.
82′ Corner kick for Reds.
81′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Barely past post!
Crislan in for Ishige.
Free kick completely wasted!
Nagasawa in for Reds.
77′ Very dangerous free kick for S-Pulse following a blunder by the defense once again!
75′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
Lee in for Koroki for Reds.
70′ Another corner kick for Reds. Punched away. GOAL! Stange goal allowd we don’t know why!
69′ Corner kick for Reds. Heading barely past left post!
67′ Another dangerous S-Pulse attack but Douglas’ shot flies past right post! Foolowed by another attack unfortunately poorly finished1
65′ Corner kick for Reds. Inconclusive.
63′ GOAL! S-Pulse hits the post but Kawai converts!
60′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! But for Reds on counter exploiting S-Pulse’ defense blunder!
Martinus in for Iwanami for the Reds.
55′ Kitagawa Misses a good opportunity created by Douglas. Flying over the bar!
52′ Corner kick for Reds. Barely saved by Rokutan!
50′ GOAL! Superb heading by Douglas on a free kick!
47′ Another dangerous free kick for Reds 28 meters away. Barely saved away!
46′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Great shot past the right post!
Kick off by S-Pulse

Half Time: Fairly even game. Both teams created plenty of chances in an attacking game!
Now, the second half could be anything!
45 + 2′ dangerous free kick for reds 35 meters out. Completely wasted away!
3 minutes additional time.
45′ Douglas yellow carded.
44′ Reds miss easy goal!
40′ Free kick within box range for Reds. Safely caught by Rokutan. Dangerous counter by S-Pulse.
39′ Long S-Pulse pressure coming to no avail.
31′ Goal disallowed for S-Pulse!
27′ Another great S-Pulse shot saved into corner kick! Ends with ambitious long range shot!
27′ great long range shot by S-Pulse saved by the keeper!
26′ Very dangerous counter by S-Pulse but failed in extremis!
21′ Corner kick for Reds. Punched away.
18′ Corner kick for Reds. Wasted away.
15′ Reds’ dangerous attack but last shot wide!
13′ Mauricio pounces on a defense mistake. Yellow card and dangerous free kick again! Inconclusive.
10′ Dangerous free kick for Rds on the box line! GOAL! Rokutan had no chance! Nicely curled in by Abe!
97′ S-Pulse Putting on the pressure. Corner kick! Inconclusive.
6′ GOAL! Great passing down to inside the box converted by Kaneko!
3′ great opportunity created by Douglas! u
Kick off by Urawa reds

Makoto Kakuda replaces Freire who is suspended.
Douglas comes back from injury.
Iida replaces Tatsuta on national duty.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

URAWA REDSE

GK 1 Shusaku NISHIKAWA
DF 31 Takuya IWANAMI
DF 2 MAURICIO
DF 5 Tomoaki MAKINO
MF 27 Daiki HASHIOKA
MF 16 Takuya AOKI
MF 22 Yuki ABE
MF 38 Daisuke KIKUCHI
MF 9 Yuki MUTO
MF 12 FABRICIO
FW 30 Shinzo KOROKI

Substitutes:
GK 28 Haruki FUKUSHIMA
DF 26 Takuya OGIWARA
MF 7 Kosuke TAKETOMI
MF 10 Yosuke KASHIWAGI
MF 11 MARTINUS
MF 15 Kazuki NAGASAWA
FW 20 Tadanari LEE

Team Manager: Osawaldo OLIVEIRA

Referee: Tomohiro INOUE
Assistant Referee: Tadashi BABA
Assistant Referee: Takeshi SUHARA
4th Official:Akihiro TAKEDA

17:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Urawa Reds, a club famous for its toughness in the J1 league.
Shimizu A-Pulse is on 3 defeats stretch. Let’s hope they come back t their winning ways!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs SAGAN TOSU (August 1st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 SAGAN TOSU 0

S-Pulse trying hard to preserve their meager lead in the dying minutes!
5 minutes additional time. Iida in for Kaneko.
86′ Corner kick for Tosu. inconclusive.
84′ Great cross by Duke but missed again!
82′ The last missed for another golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse!
75′ Free kick in front of S-Pulse’s goal. Corner kick. Hasegawa in for Douglas for S-Pulse.
74′ Kaneko misses two golden chances in a row! Corner kick. Another chance wasted!
69′ Free kick for S-Pulse 30 meters away. Corner kick. Over-kicked.
Tosu’s coach yellow carded!
The game is getting brutal.
Tosu getting rough again.
63′ Tagawa in for Torres for Tosu.
55′ Great counter by S-Pulse but Duke volleyed over the bar!
47′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse with Dougls pulled down just outside the box. Wasted.
Kick off by Tosu.

Half time. A more balanced game overall but S-Pulse took their chance. They will need the same spirit with a bit more speed, though!
45 + 3′ extremely dangerous cross by Tosu but close header direct to Rokutan!
45 + 1′ dangerous S-Pulse attack ending in corner kick. Wasted.
41′ Corner kick for Tosu. Inconclusive.
39′ Rough play from Tosu.
32′ Dangerous cross by Tosu resulting with two players lying on the floor.
Ono replaced by Inui for Tosu.
26′ Drinks after Tosu’s shot rolls past S-Pulse’s goal!
17′ Penalty kick for S-Pulse after Douglas’ dangerous foray! GOAL! Douglas makes no mistake!
12′ Golden opportunity missed by S-Pulse after a great combination!
9′ Corner kick for Tosu. inconclusive.
4′ Dangerous foray by Tosu’s Torres who is proving a load to contain form the beginning!
Kick off by S-Pulse
Kick off at 19:03
Note that Douglas replaces injured Crislan and that Mitchell Duke starts instead of Ishige!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

SAGAN TOSU

GK 20 Shuichi GONDA
DF 13 Yuzo KOBAYASHI
DF 3 Yuji TAKAHASHI
DF 23 Yutaka YOSHIDA
MF 36 Hideto TAKAHASHI
MF 14 Yoshiki TAKAHASHI
MF 6 Akiti FUKUTA
MF 4 Riki HARAKAWA
FW 40 Yuji ONO
FW 9 FERNANDO TORRES
FW 44 Yu KANAZAKI

Substitutes:
GK 18 Yohei TAKAOKA
DF 6 Masato FUJITA
DF 24 Kazuki ANZAI
DF 38 Daici INUI
MF 21 Kohei KATO
FW 11 Yohei TOYODA
FW 27 Kyosuke TAGAWA

Team Manager: Massimo FICADENTTI

Referee: Jumpei IIDA
Assistant Referee: Akihiro TAKEDA
Assistant Referee: Hiroki MATSUMATA
4th Official: Naoto UEHARA

18:20

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Sagan Tosu from Saga Prefecture in Kyushu Island which has recently acquired significant reinforcements particularly in the person of Spanish star, Fernando Torres. It promises another tough match!
Kick off at 19:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CEREZO OSAKA (July 18th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 3 CEREZO OSAKA 0

Full time! Great win and great start!
90 + 3′ Hasegawa hits the post!
90 + 1′ Tatsuta’s long range a bit off target. Just after that S-Pulse should have sored!
4 minutes additional time.
89′ Another long range shot by Cerezo in desperation.
89′ Bad miss by Cerezo.
86’Corner kick for Cerezo. Cleared away On the counter almost a goal for s-Pulse. Corner kick..
Yellow card against Cerezo.
80′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Dangerous shot over the bar! S-Pulse players seem tired.Hasegawa for Kitagawa for S-Pulse.
77′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Fukkimitsu in for Matsuda for Cerezo. Wasted.
73′ Another dangerous shot by Cerezo!
Yamamura for Kiyotake for Cerezo. Hyodo fr Crislan for S-Pulse.
69′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Crislan almost heads in!
67′ But Cerezo is still very dangerous and a low long range shot just goes past right post!
66′ GOAL! Great pressure until the very end before Crislan heads in!
Ishige in for Duke under great applause!
60′ Cerezo missed a golden chance 3 meters from goal!
Subtsitution for Cerezo. Takagi for Yang.
56′ Dangerous long range shot by Cerezo!
51′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Wasted.
48′ soft S-Pulse defense allowing shot goal but too weak to surprise Rokutan.
46′ Corner for Cerezo. Wasted.
2nd half kick-off by S-Pulse.

The game had been pretty evenly shared but S-Pulse took their chances. Let’s hope they do so in the second half!
Half time.
1 minute additional time. Dangerous free kikc for S-Pulse.
Yellow card to Cerezo for hard tackle on Duke.
42′ After a somowhat soporific interval Cerezo is ppressing a tirng S-Pulse team.
29′ Ambitious shot by Crislan that flies in the sky.
27′ GOAL! great combination between 3 forward ended by Kitagawa!
26′ very dangerous counter by Cerezo but last shot too weak!
22′ free kick for Cerezo. Inconcusive.
17′ Corner kick for Cerezo. Inconclusive.
11′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! Fantastic shot from outside the right of the box by Hwang!
8′ some good pressure by S-Pulse after a slow start.
2′ Cerezo forward forgot to kick the ball. Narrow escape fro S-Pulse!

17:03 Kick off by Cerezo.

One minute of silence for the victims of he recent floods in Western Japan.

Due to the two Shizuoka Prefecture games being simultaneously aired live, small crowd… a bit disappointing!

Note that Mitchell Duke has returned to the fold!
Takeuchi and Tese are injured.
Young Tatsuta has been preferred to Iida.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 20 CRISLAN
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

CEREZO OSAKA

GK 21 KIM Jin Hyeon
DF 2 Riku MATSUDA
DF 14 Yusuke MARUHASHI
DF 22 MATEJ JONJIC
DF 23 Tatsuya YAMASHITA
MF 6 Hotaru YAMAGUCHI
MF 7 Kota MIZUNUMA
MF 10 Hiroshi KIYOTAKE
MF 43 OSMAR
FW 9 Kenyu SUGIMOTO
DF 18 YANG DONGHYEN

Substitutes:
GK 27 Kenta TANNO
DF 4 Kota FUJIMOTO
DF 16 Eichi KATAYAMA
MF 15 Yasuki KIMOTO
MF 17 Takaki FUKIMITSU
MF 24 Kazuya YAMAMURA
FW 13 Toshiyuki TAKAGI

Team Manager: YOON Jong Hwan

Referee: Toru KAKINUMA
Assistant Referee: Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Akihito KAWSAKI
4th Official: Shoji AKISAWA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Cerezo Osaka presently standing 4th in the J1 League for the 16th game of the season A tough game after the long World Cup break!
Kick off at 19:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs VEGALTA SENDAI (March, 18th, 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 VEGALTA SENDAI 1

Full time. A hard-won draw!
4 minutes etra time.
90′ Vegalta’s kick direct into Rokutan!
86′ great chance wasted by Vegalta!
85′ great chance wasted by S-Pulse!
84′ Weak shot by Vegalta asily caught by Rokutan.
84′ Shot over the bar by Tese.
Kusukami for Duke for S-Pulse.
Germain for Abe for Vegalta.
79′ Shot over the bar by Vegalta.
75′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
Yellow card for Vegalta.
73′ Corner kick for Vegalta.
70′ GOAL! ABE finally scores for Vegalta after a scramble inside the box!
Nakano for Kobayashi for Vegalta. Anoher corner kick for Vegalta.
67′ Corner kick for Vegalta.
65′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Chong Tese for Kitagawa.
62′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
60′ Free kick for Vegalta 35 meters from goal somehow repulsed.
Nishimura for Tomita for Vegalta.
57′ Two very dangerous crossses by S-Pulse!
53′ Very dangerous cross by S-Pulse somehow repulsed!
51′ Dangerous kick by Vegalta floating acros box!
47′ Free kick for Vegalta in front of box. Super save by Rokutan!
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse.

Vegalta had most of the possession but sorely missed a striker. S-Pulse made the most of the few occasions they had and could have led by a heavier score. The second half promises to be lively!
Half time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Vegalta Sendai 0
45+1′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
1 minute additional time.
44′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
42′ Free kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
38′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
35′ Dangerous action by Vegalta which is dominating!
33′ Great action by S-Pulse ending in corner kick! Dangerous heading past left post!
31′ Vegalta dominating.
25. Dangerous counter by S-Pulse ended by Crislan’s shot over the bar!
22′ Dangerous free kick for Vegalta just outside right side of box. Inconclusive. Followed by dangerous counter by S-Pulse!
16′ Shimizu S-Pulse wastes 4 consecutive chances!
12′ Corner for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
9′ GOAL! Fantastic goal by KANEKO with a 25 meter long range shot inside the right top of the goal!
7′ S-Pulse a bit clumsy.
0′ Kick off by Vegalta Sendai

Cheergirls getting ready!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HAWANG Seik Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 KOya KITAGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 7 Mitusnari MUSAKA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
FW 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

VEGALTA SENDAI
GK 21 Kentaro SEKI
DF 13 Yasuhiro HIRAOKA
DF 27 Kazuki OIWA
MF 39 KIM Jungya
DMF 17 Shingo TOMITA
MF 7 Hiroaki OKUNO
MF 29 Shota KOBAYASHI
MF 2 Katsuya NAGATO
FW 16 Gakuto NOTSUDA
MF 20 Takuma ABE
MF 11 Naoki ISHIHARA

Substitutes:
GK 22 Goro KAWANAMI
MF 23 Yoshihiro NAKANO
MF 25 Naoki SUGAI
MF 31 Shunsuke MOTEGI
MF 34 Keiya SHIIHASHI
MF 19 Ryo GERMAIN
FW 30 Takuma NISHIMURA

Team Manager: Susumu WATANABE

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Jun MIHARA
Assistant Referee: Shoji AKISAWA
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

13:35

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Vegalta Sendai this afternoon for the 4th match of the 2018 J1 League!
This match will pit the best attack so far (7 goals in 3 Matches for Shimizu S-Pulse) against the best defense so far (1 goal conceded in 3 games for Vegalta Sendai) of the League. Shimizu S-Pulse will be keen to prove they are a changed team in front of a packed stadium!
Kick off at 14:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City