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!
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
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
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!
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.
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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