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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs URAWA RED DIAMONDS (August, 27th, 2017) Live Coverage!

The notorious Urawa fans have been asked to stay in definite seats!

Consequently the Shimizu S-Pulse are louder than usual!

Shimizu S-Pulse players’ entry!

Stay with us with the live report of the J1 League game (Game 24, return match) played in Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City between Shimizu S-Pulse and one of the top teams in the J1 League, Urawa Red Diamonds!

After two indiferrent prestations against Kashiwa Reysol at home and Kashima Antlers away Shimizu S-Pulse will be keen to achieve a favorable result for more serenity during the end of the season!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUTA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TaKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
DF 44 FREIRE
MF 2 Kohei SHIMIZU
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

URAWA RED DIAMONDS
GK 1 Shusaku NISHIKAWA
DF 6 Wataru ENDO
DF 2 MAURICIO
DF 5 Tomoaki MAKINO
DF 7 Tsukasa UMESAKI
MF 39 Shinya YAJIMA
MF 22 Yuki ABE
MF 38 Daisuke KIKUCHI
MF 8 RAFAEL SILVA
MF 9 Yuki MUTO
FW 30 Shinzo KOROKI

Substitutes:
GK 25 Tetsuya ENOMOTO
MF 14 Tadaaki HIRANAMA
MF 15 Kazuki NAGASAWA
MF 16 Takuya AOKI
MF 18 Yoshiaki KOMAI
FW 13 Toshiyaku TAKAGAKI
FW 20 TadanariLEE

Head Coach: Takafumi HORI

Referee: Kenji OGIYA
Assistant Referee: Shinji OCHI
Assistant Referee: Takanori SAKUMOTO
4th Official: Takumi TAKAGI

Kick off scheduled at 18:03

0′ Kick off by Urawa.
1′ Free kick for Urawa 25 meters away from right. Inconclusive.
2′ first shot at goal by S-Pulse from just outside the box. Safely caught by Urawa keeper.
5′ Both teams playing attacking football for the moment.
7′ Very dangerous chance for Urawa stopped by a foul just outside the box. Yellow card!
Very dangerous free kick just in front of goal!
Blocked! Shot wide over the bar by Urawa!
12′ Urawa dominating a febrile S-Pulse.
13′ Overconfident shot flying away by Urawa.
14′ S-Pulse on the defensive.
17′ Another free kick and again a yellow card against S-Pulse. Free kick from very left corner of the box!
Inconclusive.
19′ two very dangerous center kicks in succession by S-Pulse!
23′ S-Pulse getting dangerous. Mitchell Duke shoots wide.
25′ Poor shot wide over the bar by Urawa.
29′ Mitchell Duke earns a corner kick for S-Pulse.
GOAL! S-Pulse 1 Urawa 0
Kakuta catches the indecisive Urawa defense with a heading that takes ages to get in!
36′ Lull after a lot of excitement!
42′ S-Pulse very lucky here with a clear chance for Urawa being wasted again!

Half Time Shimizu s-Pulse 1 Urawa Red Diamonds 1
Urawa wasted a lot of good possession and earned clear chances at goal but none was on target whereas S-Pulse had 2 and one converted.
For once S-Pulse showed more realism but they gave a bit too much freedom to Urawa in midfield.
Let’s hope they can improve on that!

45′ 2nd half kick off by S-Pulse.
45′ Urawa surrenders ball in midfield and Duke’s center floats dangerously across the goal!
46′ S-Pulse defense playing with fir!
47′ Goal for Urawa disallowed for off side. Stupid yellow card fornS-Pulse’S Hasegawa!
56′ Both teams making simple mistakes.
58′ a solo efforts almost ended into a goal by Matsubara who shoots into the side net!
65′ Goal! SPulse 1 Urawa 1
S-Pulse defense leaving too much freedom to Urawa who finally converts from short range through Endo!
68′ Weak longe rang shoot by S-Pulse easily caught by keeper.
S-Pulse defens caught off guard again and low shoot just rolls past left post!
Kitagawa in for Hasegawa for s-Pulse.
69′ Goal! S-Pulse 1 Urawa 2
Febrile S-Pulse defense gives a free shot to Rafael Silva who makes no mistake!
All dangerous actions by Urawa come from the left side!
Shirazaki in for Edamura for S-Pulse.
72′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse but kick just outside!
74′ S-Pulse forced to take risks!
Murata in for Kaneko.
Urawa playing cat and mouse with s-Pulse!
Corner kick for Urawa.
Inconclusive.
86′ S-Pulse chasing shadows and wasting a clear cut chance when they finally grab the ball!
88′ Corner kick for Urawa.
89′ S-pulse completely out of it and Silva almost scores again for Urawa!
Yellow card against Urawa.

Full Time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Urawa Red Diamonds 2

Urawa deserve their win but they were helped in so-doing by S-Pulse who completely lost the plot in the second thinking they could defend a lone goal and thus surrendering their midfield in a simplistic strategy.
The year still promises to be a long one especially with so many strikers injured.

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-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
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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs CEREZO OSAKA (August, 9th, 2017) Live Coverage!

Entry of the Shimizu S-Pulse players!

Stay with us with the live report of the J1 League game played in Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City between Shimizu S-Pulse and the current leaders of the League, Cerezo Osaka!

The local firefighters in charge of watering the ground!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 takuma Edamura
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Sho KANEKO
MF 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 50 Yuta TAKI
FW 46 Jin HIRATSUKA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

CEREZO OSAKA
GK 21 KIM Jin Hyeon
DF 5 Yusuke TANAKA
DF 14 Yusuke MARUHASHI
DF 15 Yasuki KIMOTO
DF 22 Matej JONJIC
MF 6 SOUZA
MF 10 Hotaru YAMAGUCHI
MF 16 Kota MIZUNUMA
MF 24 Kazuya YAMAMURA
FW 8 Yoshihiro KAKITANI
FW 9 Kenyu SUGIMOTO

Substitutes:
GK 27 Kenta TANNO
DF 2 Riku MATSUDA
DF 23 Tatsuya YAMASHITA
MF 7 Kunimitsu SEKIGUCHI
MF 17 Takaki FUKUMITSU
MF 26 Daichi AKIYAMA
FW 11 RICARDO SANTOS

Head Coach YOON Jong Hwan

Referee: Takuto OKABE
Assistant Referee: Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Yoshihito HAYASHI
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

Nihondaira Stadium in the sunset!

Kick off at 19:03!

0′ Kick off by Shimizu s– Pulse
4′ Teams take no real risk yet.
6′ dangerous attack on right flank by Cerezo inside the box. Goalkeeper catches safely weak shot.
8′ Corner kick obtained by MITCHELL DUKE. Two dangerous center kicks bring nothng
Cerezo counter attack ends wit shot wide over the bar.
12′ chance goes begging for S-Pulse with ball stolen by defense inside the box.
17′ dangerous center kick into the box by S-Pulse. Goalkeeper catches it neatly.
19′ Kaneko creates his own great chance but his kick flies high over the bar from a mere 10 meters!
22′ Corner for Cerezo.
GOAL! Cerezo Osaka 1 Shimizu s-Pulse 0!
Controversial goal at best after a mess inside the box. The umpires have a long talk but the goal by Kazuya YAMAMURA is in!
Protests going on!
26′ The game is becoming a bit crazy on both sides!
29′ center kick by S-Pulse.
30′ S-Pulse Ryo TAKESHI yellow-Carded for dangerous tackle from behind.
32′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo 25 meters away far left. GOAL!
Cerezo 2 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
S-Pulse completely outfoxed by Yasuki KIMOTO’s heading!
35′ Very dangerous attack by S-Pulse inside box. Ball barely saved into corner kick.
Great center kick but heading trickles past far post!
38′ Dangerous center resulting in corner kick for Cerezo Heading over the bar!
39′ S-Pulse attacking!
Other chance for S-Pulse going begging with poor shot over the bar!
Poor finishing is costing S-Pulse a lot! on the other hand Cerezo is always dangerous on their few counter attacks!
45 + 1′ Corner kick for Cerezo! Inconclusive.

Half-time Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Cerezo Osaka 2

Teams almost equally shared possession and chances but Cerezo proved why they are top of the League with clinical finishes.
On the other hand S-Pulse although plying wider than usual showed disappointing finish with poor shots from very near their target.
The second half might prove a long road for the locals as Cerezo can afford to see things coming to them!

46′ Kick off by S-Pulse.
First attack catching S-Pulse cold. Ball hits the near post!
47′ GOAL disallowed!
Great heading by Hasegawa!
48′ Penalty kick for S-Pulse!
GOAL! Kaneko slots it in calmly!
S-Pulse 1 Cerezo 2
52′ The game is alive with both creating dangerous chances1
55′ S-Pulse is at last taking risks!
57′ Unfortunately S-Pulse is slowing down.
60′ Long range shot finds a corner for S-Pulse!
GOAL! S-Pulse 2 Cerezo 2
Kitagawa catches a flat-footed Cerezo defense with a long and sharp shot along the ground inside the far post!
62′ Rokutan saves S-Pulse with a great parry of a ball that went into his right corner of its goal!
63′ S-Pulse is suddenly piling on the pressure!
65′ Daichi Akiyama comes in for SOUZA for Cerezo.
Cerezo goal keeper barely parries off a shot into his to corner from Hasegawa!
67′ shot wide of its mark from Cerezo.
68′ Free kick for Cerezo 35 meters almost in front. Inconclusive.
73′ GOAL!
Shimizu s-Pulse 3 Cerezo 2
Incredible! Trick goal by Kitagawa on a center kick by Matsubara!
What’s going on!
Fans screaming in delight!
74′ RICARDO coming in for MATEJ JONJIC for Cerezo.
77′ S-Pulse shot off a great center just past far post!
7(‘ Great attack by MICHELL DUKE.
80′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
How did that ball didn’t get in? S-Pulse threatening Cerezo!
83′ Free kick in front of S-Pulse goal. KANU yellow-carded for dissent!
Shoot going barely past far post!
87′ FREIRE in for HASEGAWA.
Cerezo getting desperate with poor shot flying over the bar.
Yuta TAKI in for KANEKO.
89′ Corner kick for Cerezo.
Heading dangerously past far post!
Murata in for Kitagawa.
90 + 1′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo, almost a forwarded corner kick. Inconclusive.
90 + 3’ S-Pulse surviving by the skin of their teeth!
Incredible! Cerezo misses from 5 meters!

FULL TIME: Shimizu SPULSE 3 CEREZO OSAKA 2

Just incredible!
Coming back from a 2-nil losing first half and inflicting no less than three goals into the J1 League leader!
A result that will send shivers all over Japan!

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-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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs SANGA TOSU (May, 14th, 2017)

May 14th: Another game with my favorite and local soccer/football team/club, Shimizu S-Pulse with a home game for the J1 League home game against Sanga Tosu (Saga Prefecture, Kyushu Island)!

Once again took the special limousine bus sponsored by Shizutetsu Company (600 yen single way) across from Shizuoka Railway Station north exit!
This time I had the pleasure to meet a young German football/soccer fan by the name of Paul Schultze from Hannover who had already watched soccer games in 46 different countries, Japan being the latest!

This time unfortunately I had not time to indulge in some of the food offered by the many stands!

The home fans stand where I guided Paul in (he said later he had a very good time in a great atmosphere!)!

The away fans stand!
Not so many but very local! After all, saga Prefecture is a long way off Shizuoka!

Young local soccer players introduction!

It must difficult for the players to ignore the beautiful cheerleaders! LOL

The teams!

Kick off at 13:04

2′ S-Pulse leads the first attack ending with a shot well over the Sanga goal bar.
4′ Free kick for S-Pulse 40 meters form Sanga goal. Corner kick. Barely cleared by Sanga defense! Corner again. Inconclusive.
7′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. wasted away.

8′ Corner again for S-Pulse. wasted away again.
10′ S-Pulse falling back into old habits and playing within a handkerchief.
13′ Dangerous scramble in front of Sanga goal. Kick well over the bar but corner ick again for S-Pulse. heading over the bar.
15′ Dangerous center kick by sanga but well caught by S-Pulse keeper.
18′ Too ambitious shoot by S-pulse well ovr the bar.
22′ GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Sanga Tosu 0
Blunder by Sanga defense giving a chance to Tiago Alves to shoot unmarked just from outside the box!
27′ Dangerous center kick by Sana but finally easily caught by S-Pulse keeper.
29′ Free kick for Sanga right of the box. Inconclusive.
20′ Very dangerous two close-range shots by Sanga saved by by beautiful S-Pulse keeper parries.
33′ Coner kick for Sanga. wasted away.
One more corner kick. Greta parry by S-Pulse keeper again!
35′ S-Pulse soaking off pressure.
39′ Free kick outside the box fr S-Pulse.Very dangerous, just over the bar!
41’ Dangerous kick by Sanga!
43′ Free kick just outside S-Pulse box. Inconclusive.
44′ Dangerous From outside the box for Sanga. Poor execution.
55′ + 1′ Free kick from outside the box for S-Pulse. wasted away

Half time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Sanga Tosu 0

First half well balanced. Difference made by Thiago Alves’ exploit.
Sanga dangerous on the wings.
S-Pulse still playing inside a handkerchief.

46′ Dangerous kick flying in front of Sanga goal!
47′ No less than 3 errors in a row by S-Pulse defense who is well saved in the end by their goalkeeper!
53′ Game coming alive with both sides trading dangerous counter attacks.
55′ Corner kick wasted by Sanga.

55′ Corner kick for Sanga. wasted.
58′ Very dangerous attack by S-Pulse ending into corner kick. Inconclusive.
62′ Shimizu S-Pulse Tae-Se Jong finds himself alone in front the Sanga keeper after a defense blunder. Dallies too long and sees his poor shot parried into corner kick which wasted away. A 99percent chance to put the game away wasted! Frustration screams from the S-Pulse fans!
67′ Dangerous pressure for Sanga who sees their shot at goal barely missing the left pole!
70′ Dangerous center kick by S-Pulse well caught by Sanga Keeper.
71′ Free kick outside the box for Sanga. Inconclusive.
82′ Heavy pressure by Sanga.

86′ God ball wasted by S-Pulse.
90′ Dangerous heading over the bar by Sanga!
90′ + 2′ Heavy pressure by Sanga.
Corner kick.
Sanga goalkeeper has been playing infield for more than 2 minutes but S-Pulse keeper refuses to take advantage of it (unwritten rule bu\y Japanese goalkeepers)!
90′ + 4′ GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Sanga Tosu 1
One more attack on the left wing by Sanga sending the ball behind S-Pulse defense ending up with goal by K. Mizuno assisted by T. Tomiyama!
)0′ + 5′ Full time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Sanga Tosu 1

A very frustrating draw for Shimizu S-Pulse who has not won a game home this year yet!
Witnessed for the first time Shimizu S-Pulse fans booing their team out of the ground!
Actually all in all the draw is a fair result.
But S-Pulse will have to play more on their wings instead of playing a predictable game within a handkerchief and take notice that most of the goals conceded were resulting from center kicks around their right flank!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE
13 Y. Rokutan
5 S. Kamata
3 T. Inukai Substituted
26 H. Futami
25 K. Matsubara
22 T. Edamura Substituted
20 R. Takeuchi
7 M. Musaka yellow card 72′
9 Tae-Se Jong
8 Tiago Alves Substituted
10 R. Shirasaki

Substitutes
45 M. Kakuda Substituted for T. Inukai 71′
30 S. Kaneko Substituted for Tiago Alves 76′
14 G. Notsuda Substituted for T. Edamura 84′

Coach: S. Kobayashi

SANGA TOSU

33 S. Gonda
35 T. Aoki Substituted
13 Yuzo Kobayashi
23 Y. Yoshida
5 Min Hyeok Kim
14 Y. Takahashi
4 R. Harakawa
6 A. Fukuta Substituted
7 D. Kamada
9 Dong-Geon Cho
32 V. Ibarbo Substituted

Substitutes
22 K. Ikeda Substituted for V. Ibarbo 65′
50 K. Mizuno Substituted for A. Fukuta 70′
18 T. Tomiyama Substituted for T. Aoki 88′

Coach: M. Ficcadenti

Referee: M. Tojo
Assistants M. Yamagiwa, B. Ueda
Fourth official: T. Suhara

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