Matchday 43 (Play-Off Semi-Final) 2017 Review – Avispa Fukuoka 1-0 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 43 (Play-Off Semi-Final) 2017 Review – Avispa Fukuoka 1-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy went down 1-0 to Avispa Fukuoka at EGAO Kenko Stadium, but what a season it has been for the boys in green, getting to a play off place in Miguel Angel Lotina’s first season in charge when Verdy finished the 2016 J2 Season in 18th place – what a difference a season ago, Verdy finished in a respectful 5th place with a average crowd of 6,206 which is up 14.8% on last season’s attendance with 2 Verdy players gettimg themselves in the top 10 of the goalscorers with Alan Pinheiro getting 14 and his fellow strike partner Douglas Vieira getting 13 goals. Really hope Verdy can keep the squad together and have a good 2018 season.
Let’s have a look at the game, it was a miserable day in Kumamoto, pouring down with rain before the game, it was Avispa who started the chances off with a couple of decent chances – Matsuda having the chance but only cleared away after a shot from the edge of the box was blocked and Wellington had a good chance after a bad pass and Wellington got the ball and shot towards goal but Shibasaki stopped it and it went out for a corner but Avispa got the only goal of the game in the 14th minute when Wellington got the ball off Alan Pinheiro and it fell to Koji Yamase and he hit a shot from about 35/40 yards out and it went over Shibasaki into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Avispa, into the second half now and Avispa had a chance but was easily caught by Shibasaki, Verdy had a chance in this game from a corner but after a shot by Yoshiaki Takagi was deflected the ball fell to Taira only for his shot to not faze the Avispa GK Sugiyama but the full time whistle went and it was joy for Avispa but tears for Verdy after such a great season as they went out in the semi Final. But very proud of the boys in green for the season they’ve had.

EGAO Kenko Stadium, Attendance – 9,019

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Kaz Anzai, Watanabe, Uchida, Koki Anzai, Pinheiro, Kajikawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Tamura, Y Takagi, Inoue, Chugo, Martinez, D Takagi

Avispa Fukuoka Team – Sugiyama, Komano, Kamekawa, Saneto, Tsutsumi, Tomiyasu, Mikado, Yamase, Wellington, Nakagawa, Matsuda

Avispa Fukuoka Subs – Kamiyama, Nakamura, Won, Jogo, Sakata, Ishizu, Willian Popp

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G05w0-Za4ws

Match Statistics and Info
14’ GOAL – Avispa – Number 33 – Koji Yamase
52’ – Yellow Card – Avispa – Masashi Kamekawa
54’ – Sub – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro Off, Carlos Martinez On
54’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Yoshiaki Takagi On
66’ – Sub – Avispa – Riki Matsuda Off, Hisashi Jogo On
75’ – Sub – Verdy – Kazuki Anzai Off, Daisuke Takagi On
79’ – Yellow Card – Avispa – Rikihiro Sugiyama
80’ – Sub – Avispa – Koji Yamase Off, Dujae Won On
87’ – Sub – Avispa – Teruhito Nakagawa Off, Daisuke Ishizu On
90’ +5’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Douglas Vieira

Shots – Avispa 10 – Tokyo Verdy 7
FK – Avispa 16 – Tokyo Verdy 19
CK – Avispa 2 – Tokyo Verdy 6
PK – Avispa 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Avispa 2/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 43 Results –

Play Off Semi Final
Avispa Fukuoka 1-0 Tokyo Verdy
Nagoya Grampus 4-2 JEF United Chiba

Matchday 44 Result –

Play Off Final
Nagoya Grampus 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Pre-Season and the 2018 J2 Season

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Matchday 43 (Play-off Semi-Final) 2017 Preview – Avispa Fukuoka v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 43 (Play-off Semi-Final) 2017 Preview – Avispa Fukuoka v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 43rd game of the 2017 J2 season is at Away to Avispa Fukuoka at EGAO Kenko Stadium. Wow just wow, what a regular season that was, Verdy finished the 2017 Season in 5th place with 20 wins, 10 draws and 12 losses with Verdy scoring 64 goals and conceding 49 goals with a goal difference of +15 – i predicated before the 2017 Season started that Verdy would finish mid table but how wrong I was, what a outstanding season it really has been, anything more then this then it’s a bonus in my eyes – hopefully a promotion to J1 is in order for the boys in Green. Verdy of course played Avispa Fukuoka twice in the regular season, the first game they played was at Level 5 Stadium – Avispa won 1-0 in Matchday 10 (Saturday 29th April) – the only goal in that game came from Wellington in the 82nd minute while the game at Ajinomoto Stadium on Matchday 39 (Saturday, 28th October) and it finished 0-0 – so who knows what is going to happen in this game, fingers crossed Verdy will get to the play off final – whatever happens – I’m so proud of everyone involved as they have gone past my expeditions. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Vortis (Sun 19th Nov)

Shibasaki

Tamura-Hatanaka-Taira

Kaz Anzai-Inoue-Uchida-Koki Anzai

Pinheiro-Kajikawa-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Hayashi, Y Takagi, Hashimoto, Chugo, Martinez, D Takagi

Subs – Shion Inoue Off, Hideo Hashimoto On (71’) – Alan Pinheiro Off, Carlos Martinez On (84’) – Douglas Vieira Off, Daisuke Takagi On (90’ +3’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Avispa Fukuoka (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W D L W W
Avispa Fukuoka – L D W D D

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Avispa’s last game against Fagiano Okayama last weekend, Avispa finished their last Matchday of the regular season with a 1-1 draw with Fagiano Okayama – Avispa finished the season in 4th place in the 2017 Season – they won 21 games, 11 draws with 10 losses – scoring 54 and conceding 36 goals with a goal difference of +18, the 2 goals in this game came in the second half when Avispa took the lead after Wellington got himself on the team sheet (52’) but Avispa conceded the equaliser when Okayama player Kohei Kiyama got himself on the scoreboard.

GK Sugiyama
DF Komano
DF Kamekawa
DF Tsutsumi
DF Tomiyasu
MF Won
MF Mikado (Off, 83’)
MF Yamase
FW Wellington
FW Ishizu (Off, 65’)
FW Matsuda (Off, 73’)

Subs
GK Kamiyama
DF Nakamura
DF Saneto
MF Jogo (On, 83’)
FW Sakata (On, 73’)
FW Popp
FW Nakagawa (On, 65’)

Here are the fixtures for Matchday 43 (Play-Off Semi-Final’s) of the 2017 Season –

Sunday, 26th November
J1 Promotion Play-Off Semi-Final
Avispa Fukuoka v Tokyo Verdy (1pm JST)
Nagoya Grampus v JEF United Chiba (4pm JST)

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 42 2017 Review – Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Tokushima Vortis


Matchday 42 2017 Review – Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Tokushima Vortis

Verdy sealed a playoff spot after a big win against fellow playoff challengers Tokushima Vortis, the loss for Vortis saw the side miss out on a playoff spot by a single point after Matsumoto Yamaga lost to Kyoto and Chiba won against Yokohama FC, so the playoff’s look like this, In the semi finals it will be Nagoya Grampus v JEF United Chiba and Avispa Fukuoka v Tokyo Verdy, the games will be played on the Sunday, 26th November, here is how Verdy got the all important win, let’s have a look at the game – it was a great chance for Vortis early on in the game after a cross in from Yuto Uchida – his cross found the of Daiki Watari but his header went nowhere near the Verdy goal but the ball was picked up by Yatsunori Shimaya and his shot was saved by Takahiro Shibasaki at the near post, later on in the first half, Vortis had a free kick from about 30/35 yards out and Shibasaki pulled off a wonderful save and he palmed it out for a Vortis corner which came to nothing, Verdy got themselves a free kick just outside the left hand side of the 16 yard box when Ryota Kajikawa crossed the ball into the box, the ball found the head of Alan Pinheiro and Toru Hasegawa in the Vortis Goal saved the ball and tipped it over the bar, it was another free kick for Verdy which Verdy took the lead from, a cross from Kazuki Anzai found a Verdy player in the box – Tomohiro Taira headed the ball past Hasegawa, somehow he got a header even though he was being pulled down but it who was Verdy 1-0 up after the 31st minute, there was another great chance for Verdy after a cross in from the left hand side found the head of Shinnosuke Hatanaka but his header was brilliantly saved by Hasegawa, into the second half – it was Vortis who equalised in the 49th minute after a cross from the right hand side of the box – the ball found the feet of Daiki Watari and his shot found the bottom right hand corner of the net to make it 1-1 – Vortis had a great chance after some nice passing football – a shot from Watari stung the gloves of Shibasaki and the ball was cleared away but it was Verdy who had the last laugh when on the 88th minute when Verdy retook the lead after a corner from Ryota Kajikawa found someone’s head in the box and the ball hit the post and came back out to hit Ken Iwao who was on the floor and the ball bounced to Tatsuya Uchia and he scrambled the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Verdy, final score – Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Tokushima Vortis – the players and fans celebrated together after the game – playoff’s were secure on the last day of the season, now it’s off to Fukuoka for the semi final. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE!

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 14,541

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Tamura, Hatanaka, Taira, Kaz Anzai, Inoue, Uchida, Koki Anzai, Pinheiro, Kajikawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Hayashi, Y Takagi, Hashimoto, Chugo, Martinez, D Takagi

Tokushima Vortis Team – Hasegawa, Mawatari, Kim, Osaki, Fujiwara, Y Uchida, Maekawa, Iwao, Sugimoto, Shimaya, Watari

Tokushima Vortis Subs – Y Kajikawa, Izutsu, Ishii, Konishi, Carlinhos, Yamasaki, Kiyohara

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dq2bGx8Gs8

Match Statistics and Info
24’ – Yellow Card – Vortis – Kazuaki Mawatari
31’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 5 – Tomohiro Taira
38’ – Sub – Vortis – Taiga Maekawa Off, Ryogo Yamasaki On
46’ – Sub – Vortis – Jong Pil Kim Off, Rikuya Izutsu On
49’ GOAL – Vortis – Number 16 – Daiki Watari
67’ – Yellow Card – Vortis – Rikuya Izutsu
71’ – Sub – Verdy- Shion Inoue Off, Hideo Hashimoto On
84’ – Sub – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro Off, Carlos Martinez
84’ – Yellow Card – Vortis – Kotaro Fujiwara
88’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 17 – Tatsuya Uchida
90’ +3’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Douglas Vieira
90’ +3’ – Sub – Verdy – Douglas Vieira Off, Daisuke Takagi On
90’ +3’ – Yellow Card – Vortis – Leo Osaki

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 13 – Vortis 13
FK – Tokyo Verdy 12 – Vortis 12
CK – Tokyo Verdy 8 – Vortis 9
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Vortis 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 1/0 – Vortis 4/0

Matchday 42 Results –

Sunday, 19th November
Montedio Yamagata 4-1 FC Gifu
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma 1-4 V-Varen Nagasaki
JEF United Chiba 2-1 Yokohama FC
Shonan Bellmare 1-1 Machida Zelvia
Matsumoto Yamaga 0-1 Kyoto Sanga
Zweigen Kanazawa 2-1 Mito Hollyhock
Fagiano Okayama 1-1 Avispa Fukuoka
Renofa Yamaguchi 1-1 Ehime FC
Kamatamare Sanuki 0-2 Nagoya Grampus
Oita Trinita 2-1 Roasso Kumamoto

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sun 26th November – Away v Avispa Fukuoka, 1pm JST

Matchday 42 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Tokushima Vortis


Matchday 42 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Tokushima Vortis

Verdy’s 42th game of the 2017 J2 season is at Home to Tokushima Vortis at Ajinomoto Stadium. Well here it is ladies and gentlemen, it’s the final matchday of the 2017 season and Verdy have only 1 game to seal a playoff place and the game is against fellow play off hopeful’s Tokushima Vortis, this is going to be a very tough test anyway but with even more to it than a normal league game after, who knows what will happen in this game and the other games that are going on with the play-off contenders playing at the same time – with Verdy (6th) and Vortis (5th) facing each other, 7th place Matsumoto Yamaga are playing at home to Kyoto Sanga and 8th place JEF United Chiba play Yokohama FC at home as well, 4 clubs fighting for 2 final play-off spots, it’s all to play for. The last time these 2 teams met, it was all the way back in Matchday 1 of the season, Vortis won by 1 goal to 0, the only goal of the game came from Taro Sugimoto in the 26th minute – let’s hope we can turn that result around and get something from the game.
It’s not just the playoff’s that are being fought for, it’s also the relegation that is almost over, Renofa have got themselves out of the relegation zone and Kumamoto have been sucked into it, but with questions about the J3 teams – it seems maybe only 1 team goes down or maybe no teams go down, there is still some matchdays to go in J1 and J3 so the relegation/promotion is still all to play for. I really hope the boys in Green can get us over the line, no matter what happens, I’ve been so proud of everyone at the club as I predicted Verdy to finish midtable and I’ve been very impressed with how the team has played and have at least 25 more points than last season’s J2 points total so things have been going so well with a new manager in – but let’s hope the boys in Green can grab that play off spot, it’s been a fantastic season, but let’s hope we can get over that hurdle for hopefully another 2 games. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Kyoto (Sat 11th Nov)

Shibasaki

Kaz Anzai-Hatanaka-Ibayashi-Taira

Uchida-Watanabe-Kajikawa

Martinez-Koki Anzai-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Tamura, Inoue, Chugo, Y Takagi, D Takagi, Pinheiro

Subs – Carlos Martinez Off, Alan Pinheiro On (65’) – Kazuki Anzai Off, Naoya Tamura On (89’) – Kota Watanabe Off, Masaki Chugo On (90’ +3’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Tokushima Vortis (League – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W W D L W
Tokushima Vortis – W D L W W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Tokushima’s last game against Oita Trinita last weekend, in there last home game of the season, they got a late goal in a 1-0 win over Oita Trinita with all thanks to Daiki Watari when he scored in the 89th minute to seal all 3 points.

GK Hasegawa
DF Kim
DF Osaki
DF Fujiwara
MF Maekawa (Off, 72’)
MF Iwao
MF Sugimoto (Off, 90’ +1’)
MF Mawatari
FW Shimaya
FW Yamasaki (Off, 83’)
FW Watari

Subs
GK Kajikawa
DF Izutsu
DF Uchida (On, 90’ +1’)
DF Vasiljevic
MF Konishi (On, 72’)
MF Carlinhos
FW Kiyohara (On, 83’)

Here are the fixtures for Matchday 42 of the 2017 Season –

Sunday, 19th November
Montedio Yamagata v FC Gifu
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma v V-Varen Nagasaki
JEF United Chiba v Yokohama FC
Shonan Bellmare v Machida Zelvia
Matsumoto Yamaga v Kyoto Sanga
Zweigen Kanazawa v Mito Hollyhock
Fagiano Okayama v Avispa Fukuoka
Renofa Yamaguchi v Ehime FC
Kamatamare Sanuki v Nagoya Grampus
Oita Trinita v Roasso Kumamoto

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 41 2017 Review – Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 41 2017 Review – Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy are back into the play-off zone after a 1-0 win in Verdy’s last away game of the 2017 season, it’s going to an interesting end to the season within the play-offs and relegation zone – it’s all to play for in the final matchday this weekend. Let’s have a look at the final 2017 away game at Kyoto, it was a great chance for Kyoto from a corner – the corner came into the box and Kyoto player Yohei Ono got a good head to the ball but it came back off the crossbar, Verdy had a great chance after Douglas Vieira got into the box and shot at the Kyoto GK Keisuke Shimizu and was cleared. Into the second half, it was Kyoto with the first chance but Yuto Iwasaki but his shot over the bar but on the 67th minute, it was a route one ball up the field from Takahiro Shibasaki – the ball found Alan Pinheiro who really wasn’t marked that well at all, the ball bounced once and Pinheiro got a touch to the ball after the Kyoto GK Shimizu got caught rushing out his goal – Pinheiro lobbed the GK and it went into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy and Pinheiro runs off to celebrate the goal with the Verdy travelling fans – the Verdy fans were going crazy, Kyoto tried to get back into the game but their final chance was way over the bar. The full time whistle went and it was Verdy with a 1-0 win and that puts them back into the playoff position with 1 game to go and it’s against fellow playoff hopefuls Tokushima Vortis. That will be a interesting game!

Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Attendance – 7,365

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Kaz Anzai, Hatanaka, Ibayashi, Taira, Uchida, Watanabe, Kajikawa, Martinez, Koki Anzai, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Tamura, Inoue, Chugo, Y Takagi, D Takagi, Pinheiro

Kyoto Sanga Team – Shimizu, Honda, Someya, Ishibitsu, Yoshino, Ryo Tamura, Ha, Sento, Koyamatsu, Iwasaki, Ono

Kyoto Sanga Subs – Sugeno, Uchida, Takahashi, Tanaka, Ito, Lee, Oguro

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHeKMXbiyOU

Match Statistics and Info
21’ – Yellow Card – Kyoto – Sung Min Ha
35’ – Yellow Card – Kyoto – Ryosuke Tamura
57’ – Yellow Card – Kyoto – Yuta Someya
60’ – Sub – Kyoto – Tomoya Koyamatsu Off, Masashi Oguro On
65’ – Sub – Verdy – Carlos Martinez Off, Alan Pinheiro On
67’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 7 – Alan Pinheiro
67’ – Sub – Kyoto – Yohei Ono Off, Marcus Tulio Tanaka On
73’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Akira Ibayashi
73’ – Sub – Kyoto – Ryosuke Tamura Off, Shun Ito On
89’ – Sub – Verdy – Kazuki Anzai Off, Naoya Tamura On
90’ +3’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Masaki Chugo On

Shots – Kyoto 11 – Tokyo Verdy 7
FK – Kyoto 13 – Tokyo Verdy 11
CK – Kyoto 6 – Tokyo Verdy 8
PK – Kyoto 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Kyoto 3/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 41 Results –

Saturday, 11th November
Nagoya Grampus 0-3 JEF United Chiba
Kyoto Sanga 0-1 Tokyo Verdy
Tokushima Vortis 1-0 Oita Trinita
Avispa Fukuoka 1-1 Matsumoto Yamaga
Roasso Kumamoto 1-4 Zweigen Kanazawa
FC Gifu 1-1 Shonan Bellmare
V-Varen Nagasaki 3-1 Kamatamare Sanuki

Sunday, 12th November
Mito Hollyhock 0-1 Montedio Yamagata
Yokohama FC 1-1 Fagiano Okayama
Machida Zelvia 0-1 Renofa Yamaguchi
Ehime FC 4-2 Thespa Kusatsu Gunma

With 1 Matchday to go, it’s all going on at both ends of the table, with the 2 Automatic spots already taken by J2 2017 Champions Shonan Bellmare and V-Varen Nagasaki with 2 of the playoff spots taken by Avispa Fukuoka and Nagoya Grampus – it’s down to Tokushima Vortis, Tokyo Verdy, Matsumoto Yamaga and JEF United Chiba to fight for the other 2 spots in the playoff zone – seems like Yokohama FC will miss out on the playoff’s by a point with Verdy and Vortis already on 67 points. In the relegation zone, Renofa have clawed themselves out of the relegation zone for the first time in a few months after a good win in MD41 against Zelvia while Kumamoto have dropped into the relegation zone when they lost 4-1 at home to Kanazawa, Sanuki need to look behind them as they could be relegated instead of both Kumamoto and Renofa, Sanuki lost to V-Varen 3-1.

Special mention to Oita Trinita who have finished mid table after being promoted from J3 last season and have done well from themselves getting 61 points from 41 games.

Also, good luck to Shonan and V-Varen in J1 for the 2018 J1 Season. Shonan have jumped straight back into J1 after only 1 season in J2, this will be V-Varen’s first time in J1 after being in the JFL for a few seasons and then making the step up to J2 now they will be in J1 for the 2018 season.

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sun 19th November – Home v Tokushima Vortis, 4pm JST

Matchday 41 2017 Preview – Kyoto Sanga v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 41 2017 Preview – Kyoto Sanga v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 41st game of the 2017 season is the last Away game to Kyoto Sanga at Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium. With the last 2 games of the season coming up and a play off place up for grabs – this is a important game – well it’s important game for a number of teams who are fighting for a playoff place, in Matchday 41, the teams involved in the playoff hunt are – 5th – Matsumoto Yamaga (v Avispa Away) on 65 points, 6th – Tokushima Vortis (v Oita Trinita Home) on 64 points, 7th – Verdy (v Kyoto Away) on 64 points, 8th – Yokohama FC (v Fagiano Okayama Home) on 62 points, 9th – JEF United Chiba (v Nagoya Grampus Away) on 62 points and 10th – Oita Trinita (v Tokushima Vortis Away) on 61 points, so it’s very tight around those places. The last time these 2 teams faced each other was in Matchday 15 on the Sunday 21st May where Kyoto Sanga came away from Ajinomoto Stadium with a 2-1 win, it was Verdy who took the lead after Douglas Vieira scored 5 minutes before half time but Kyoto came back into the game with 2 goals from Yuki Honda on the 67th minute and then Kevin Oris scored the winning on the 80th minute, let’s hope it’s a different story this time and Verdy can get something important from this game and results goes the way of the boys in green. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Renofa (Sun 5th Nov)
Shibasaki

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Koki Anzai

Uchida-Watanabe-Kajikawa

Pinheiro-Y Takagi-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Hayashi, Taira, Sawai, Inoue, Chugo, Martinez

Subs – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Shogo Hayashi On (60’) – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Shion Inoue On (69’) – Naoya Tamura Off, Carlos Martinez On (74’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Kyoto Sanga (League/Cup – This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W W W D L
Kyoto Sanga – W D D D W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Kyoto’s last league game away to Ehime FC this week at Ningineer Stadium. This game was a rearranged game from Matchday 33 when the original game was postponed – Kyoto came out on top in this game when they won 2-0 with 1 goal in each half – in the first half, Yohei Ono scored in the 35th minute and in the second half it was Masashi Oguro who sealed all 3 points in the 64th minute and Kyoto currently sit in 11th place.

GK Shimizu
DF Yuzawa
DF Takahashi
DF Uchida (Off, 90’)
DF Shimohata
MF Tamura (Off, 63’)
MF Ha (Off, 72’)
MF Sento
MF Mochizuki
FW Iwasaki
FW Ono

Subs
GK Sugeno
DF Asada (On, 90’)
MF Ito (On, 72’)
MF Shimamura
FW Oguro (On, 63’)
FW Kevin Oris

Data – For Kyoto v Ehime
Shots – 9
Free Kicks – 15
Corner Kicks – 3
Penalties – 0
Cards – 1 Yellow/0 Red

Here are the Matchday 41 Fixtures –

Saturday, 11th November
Nagoya Grampus v JEF United Chiba
Tokushima Vortis v Oita Trinita
Avispa Fukuoka v Matsumoto Yamaga
Roasso Kumamoto v Zweigen Kanazawa
FC Gifu v Shonan Bellmare
V-Varen Nagasaki v Kamatamare Sanuki

Sunday, 12th November
Mito Hollyhock v Montedio Yamagata
Yokohama FC v Fagiano Okayama
Machida Zelvia v Renofa Yamaguchi
Ehime FC v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 40 2017 Review –Tokyo Verdy 1-2 Renofa Yamaguchi


Matchday 40 2017 Review –Tokyo Verdy 1-2 Renofa Yamaguchi

Verdy’s play-off’s chances took a dent after a 2-1 defeat to second off bottom Renofa Yamaguchi and Verdy have dropped down to 7th place which is just outside the play off places but with only 1 point behind 5th place Matsumoto Yamaga (65 points with +17 GD) with Vortis in 6 place (64 points with +26 GD) so it’s all still to play for with 2 games of the season to go but it’s going to be a tough time to get into the play-offs with Yokohama in 8th is on 62 points (GD +12), 9th is Chiba who also is on 62 points (+8) and Oita on 61 points (+8) in 10th place. To the game, it was 1-0 to Verdy very early into the game after a 40 yard shot by Yoshiaki Takagi – it took a huge deflection and the Renofa GK Masaaki Murakami totally went the wrong way and the ball found the bottom right side of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy, Verdy had another chance thanks to Ryota Kajikawa but his shot was saved by the Renofa GK Murakami and another chance for Verdy when a long ball up to Alan Pinheiro and the Renofa GK pulls off another good save to keep Verdy from scoring again. Into the second half and after a good chance for Renofa, Renofa equalised on the 72nd minute after a free kick, the ball was crossed in and a Renofa player headed it back and then Shinnosuke Hatanaka put it in his own net, can’t remember the last time Verdy scored a OG at all and the second goal just seemed to be lucky, Kosuke Onose’s cross come shot deflected off Shogo Hayashi and went into the back of the net to break Verdy hearts even a late chance by Douglas Vieira couldn’t get Verdy back into the game. It’s a big result for Renofa and pushes them closer to the teams above them as they are 3 points from third off bottom Roasso Kumamoto and 4 points off Kamatamare Sanuki with 2 games to go.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 6,529

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Tamura, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Koki Anzai, Uchida, Watanabe, Kajikawa, Pinheiro, Y Takagi, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Hayashi, Taira, Sawai, Inoue, Chugo, Martinez

Renofa Yamaguchi Team – Murakami, Hoshi, Abel Luciatti, Kodai Watanabe, Miyagi, Hiroki, Sato, Torikai, Kozuka, Onose, Leonardo Ramos

Renofa Yamaguchi Subs – Yamada, Mae, Takayanagi, Kato, Wada, Oishi, Kishida

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZiDft1kNxA

Match Statistics and Info
13’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 10 – Yoshiaki Takagi
46’ – Sub – Renofa – Yuya Torikai Off, Kazuhito Kishida On
46’ – Sub – Renofa – Leonardo Ramos Off, Tsugutoshi Oishi On
60’ – Sub – Verdy – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Shogo Hayashi On
66’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Takahiro Shibasaki
69’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Shion Inoue On
72’ GOAL – Renofa – Own Goal
74’ GOAL – Renofa – Number 8 – Kosuke Onose
74’ – Sub – Verdy – Naoya Tamura Off, Carlos Martinez On
81’ – Sub – Renofa – Yuji Hoshi Off, Takayuki Mae On

Shots –Tokyo Verdy 10 – Renofa 12
FK –Tokyo Verdy 20 – Renofa 14
CK – Tokyo Verdy 4 – Renofa 2
PK –Tokyo Verdy 0 – Renofa 0
Cards –Tokyo Verdy 1/0 – Renofa 0/0

Matchday 40 Results –

Sunday, 5th November
Mito Hollyhock 0-2 V-Varen Nagasaki
Yokohama FC 2-0 Roasso Kumamoto
Fagiano Okayama 0-1 Nagoya Grampus
JEF United Chiba 2-1 Machida Zelvia
Zweigen Kanazawa 1-1 FC Gifu
Kamatamare Sanuki 1-1 Matsumoto Yamaga
Oita Trinita 1-1 Montedio Yamagata
Tokyo Verdy 1-2 Renofa Yamaguchi
Ehime FC 1-3 Tokushima Vortis
Avispa Fukuoka 2-1 Shonan Bellmare
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma 1-1 Kyoto Sanga

MD33 Rearranged
Wednesday, 8th November
Ehime FC 0-2 Kyoto Sanga

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sat 11th November – Away v Kyoto Sanga, 2pm JST