Today Sunday, June 4th 2017 sees Shimizu S-Pulse playing against FC Tokyo for the J-League 1 at Nihondaira Stadium in Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku!
Quite a few fans for Tokyo, all in blue and red!
And of course plenty of fans supporting Shimizu S-Pulse in their orange jerseys! After all, Shizuoka (and Shimizu) is the land of oranges! They even make orange Craft Beers here!
Live music before the game!
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAATSU
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 8 TIGO ALVES
FW 19 MITCHELL DUKE
GK 21 Toru TAKIGAWA
DF 4 KANU
DF Takahiro IIDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
Manager: Shinji KOBAYASHI
GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
DF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
DF 4 Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 6 Kosuke OTA
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHAGI
MF 37 Kento HASHIMOTO
MF 13 Yoshito OKUBO
MF 23 Shoya NAKAJIMA
FW 20 Ryoichi MAEDA
GK 1 Takuo OKUBO
DF 5 Yuichi MARUYAMA
DF 22 Yuhei TOKUNAGA
MF 7 Takuji YONEMOTO
MF 10 Yohei KAJIYAMA
MF 15 Kensuke NAGAI
FW 9 PETER UTAKA
Head Coach: Yoshiyuki SHINODA
Referee: Masaaki TEMOTO
Assistant Ref: Toru SAGARA
Assistant Ref: Masahiro HORIKOSHI
4th Official: Hiroki KATSUMATA
Teams warming up!
Mitchell Duke at Practice!
Shimizu S–Pulse kids preparing their entry!
Kickoff at 13:03!
Strong wind sweeping ground from left to right!
2′ Teams feeling each other.
3′ Free kick 30 meters away from goal for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
4′ Free kick 25 meters in front of goal for S-Pulse. Wasted over the bar.
7′ Free kick 24 meters from right for S-Pulse. Wasted again over the bar!
10′ Very dangerous S-Pulse combimation ending in aggravation!
S-Pulse dominating beginning of the game.
14′ Free kick for FC Tokyo 35 meters in front of box. Wasted away past left post.
16′ Free kick again for FC Tokyo 35 meters from box. Very dangerous! Punched away in-extremis by goal keeper! Shot speeding past left post!
19′ S-Pulse Shirasaki substituted by Kitagawa.
21′ Game speeding up with both teams trying hard to find the chink. A bit untidy from both sides.
26′ very dangerous cross rolling in front of Tokyo goal!
32′ Free kick 22 meters from right of S-Pulse box. Inconclusive.
But! Loose S-Pulse defense allows long shot barely parried by S-Pulse goal keeper!
34′ Strong pressure from S-Pulse.
35′ Shot wide of Tokyo goal.
37′ Dangerous cross in front of S-Pulse goal!
41′ Strong pressure inside FC Tokyo box!
44′ Late pressure by FC Tokyo.
Half Time: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 0
Shimizu S-Pulse dominated in long periods but lacked the last touch. FC Tokyo had less chances but two of them could have brought a goal.
Shimizu S-Pulse will have to be more inventive in the secon half. FC Tokyo should be content lurking for a chance.
47′ Early pressure by S-Pulse.
48′ Corner kick earned by Duke for S-Pulse. Wasted away.
54′ Free kick for S-Pulse 35 meters from box. Wasted away!
56′ very dangerous and confuse situation in front of S-Pulse goal!
57′ Free kick for Tokyo near box. Wasted.
9 Peter Utaka substituting 20 Ryouchi Ueda for Tokyo
60′ Shot wide off Tokyo goal.
61′ Tokyo wasting chance in front of S-Pulse goal!
Corner kick. Inconclusive.
64′ Shot at goal past right post for S-Pulse!
67′ free kick 40 meters from bx for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
Quick counter attack by Tokyo >>> GOAL! by 13 Yoshito Okubo
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 1
68′ Free kick for Tokyo 35 meters from S-Pulse box. Headed away
11 Kazuya Murata substituting 22 Takuma Eadamura for S-Pulse
73′ Heavy pressure by okyo.
75′ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
76′ Free kick for S-Pulse 40 meter from box. Headed just over the bar!
80′ Dangerous free kick on the edge of the box for S-Pulse. Completely wasted away!
82′ Shot wide off S-PUlse goal by Tokyo.
18 Yu Hasegawa substituting 7 Mitsunari Musaka for SPulse.
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 2
Poor S-Pulse defense allows free header for 13 Yoshito Okubo.
85′ Shot wide off Tokyo goal by S-Pulse.
7 Takuji Yonemoto substituting 23 Shoya Nakajima for Tokyo.
89′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Easily caught by Tokyo goal keeper.
90′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
15 Kensuke Kanai substituting 38 Keigo Higashi for Tokyo.
Final score: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 2
It costing me no end to admit it but FC Tokyo deserve their win for showing more finishing power than S-Pulse who once again wasted so much possession playing too small and forgetting simple tactics such as overlapping by backs.
It is going to be along road this year for a S-Pulse fan!
Now, we will have to fight back to stay in J1 League!
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