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

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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

Matchday 40 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Renofa Yamaguchi


Matchday 40 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Renofa Yamaguchi

Verdy’s 40th game of the 2017 season is at Home to Renofa Yamaguchi at Ajinomoto Stadium. Well it’s the final stretch of the season with 3 games to go, Verdy play their penultimate home game of the season against Renofa Yamaguchi – Renofa see themselves in the bottom 2 of the league and with Verdy in 6th place which is the last place in the play off so a result for Verdy can mean a big confidence boost to stay in that playoff spot and with 2 games to go against Kyoto and play off chasing Vortis – this is a exciting end to the season. The last time the 2 teams met this season was all the way back in Matchday 4 (Sun 19th March) and Verdy came away with a 2-0 win where Akira Ibayashi (19’) and Alan Pinheiro (80’) sealed all 3 points for the boys in Green, let’s hope for another result like this and to keep up what has been a good season. Let’s hope for a good result all the same. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Avispa (Sat 28th Oct)

Shibasaki

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Kaz Anzai

Uchida-Watanabe-Kajikawa

Pinheiro-Koki Anzai-Vieira

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

Subs – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Shion Inoue On (71’) – Alan Pinheiro Off, Carlos Martinez On (81’) – Koki Anzai Off, Yoshiaki Takagi On (85’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Renofa Yamaguchi (League/Cup –This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W W W W D
Renofa Yamaguchi – L L L W L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Renofa’s last league game against Zweigen Kanazawa last weekend at Home. It was a very late goal by Yuki Kakita to steal all 3 points for the away side in front of just under 5,000 attendance and keeps Renofa in the bottom 2.

GK Murakami
DF Watanabe
DF Hoshi (Off, 77’)
DF Hiroki
DF Abel Luciatti
MF Sato (Off, 83’)
MF Onose
MF Torikai
FW Kozuka
FW Kishida
FW Leonardo Ramos (Off, 72’)

Subs
GK Yamada
DF Park
DF Mae
MF Takayanagi (On, 83’)
MF Kato (On, 77’)
MF Wada
FW Oishi (On, 72’)

Here are the Matchday 40 Fixtures –

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

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 39 2017 Review – Tokyo Verdy 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka


Matchday 39 2017 Review –Tokyo Verdy 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka

Verdy had to settle for a point at home against Avispa Fukuoka, the point puts another seal on being in line for a top 10 finish for the 2017 J2 Season considering Verdy brought in a new manager and some new players in – it’s been a great season – let’s hope it ends with a playoff spot. To the game itself, it was a early chance for Verdy when a long ball up field found Douglas Vieira with 2 Avispa DF’s but one of the Avispa DF’s got caught napping and Vieira was through on goal but the Avispa DF Shunsuke Tsutsumi got a good sliding tackle in and the ball went out – a real let off for Avispa, Avispa had a good chance from a corner but Avispa Number 16 Daisuke Ishizu put his shot over the bar, Verdy almost took the lead after a low cross into the box found Vieira then Vieira passed off the ball to Alan Pinheiro who was free on the edge of the box, his shot towards goal went through the legs of the Avispa GK Rikihiro Suguyama but the GK got a touch on the way through his legs and the ball bounced off the post and back out, the ball could of gone anywhere after the Avispa GK touched it but it came back off the post– so close for Verdy.It was a great chance for Avispa after a cross into the box by a Avispa player and it found a Avispa player head but Shibasaki made a great save to keep the away side out. Into the second half, a cross from the left by Kazuki Anzai found a Avispa DF and he headed the ball back to Pinheiro his shot was saved by Suguyama, but the full time whistle blew and it finished Verdy 0-0 Avispa – Avispa have actually dropped out of the Automatic Promotion spot for the first time in months – replaced by V-Varen Nagasaki – but there is only 2 points in between Nagasaki, Nagoya (3rd) and Avispa (4th) so it’s going to be a interesting end to the season.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 5,410

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

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

Avispa Fukuoka Team – Sugiyama, Komano, Kamekawa, Tsutsumi, Iwashita, Won, Jogo, Yamase, Ishizu, Nakagawa, Matsuda

Avispa Fukuoka Subs – Kamiyama, Hamada, Nakamura, Shimosaka, Sueyoshi, Mishima, Sakata

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

Match Statistics and Info
46’ – Sub – Avispa – Keisuke Iwashita Off, Mizuki Hamada On
71’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Shion Inoue On
79’ – Sub – Avispa – Riki Matsuda Off, Daisuke Sakata On
81’ – Sub – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro Off, Carlos Martinez On
85’ – Sub – Verdy – Koki Anzai Off, Yoshiaki Takagi On

Shots –Tokyo Verdy 8 – Avispa 5
FK –Tokyo Verdy 15 – Avispa 10
CK – Tokyo Verdy 8 – Avispa 5
PK –Tokyo Verdy 0 – Avispa 0
Cards –Tokyo Verdy 0/0 – Avispa 0/0

Matchday 39 Results –

Saturday, 28th October
Tokushima Vortis 2-3 Mito Hollyhock
Roasso Kumamoto 0-2 V-Varen Nagasaki
Oita Trinita 1-2 JEF United Chiba
Kyoto Sanga 2-2 Yokohama FC

Sunday, 29th October
Shonan Bellmare 1-1 Fagiano Okayama
Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 FC Gifu
Machida Zelvia 1-1 Kamatamare Sanuki
Renofa Yamaguchi 0-1 Zweigen Kanazawa
Montedio Yamagata 2-2 Ehime FC
Nagoya Grampus 4-2 Thespa Kusatsu Gunma

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sun 5th November – Home v Renofa Yamaguchi, 3pm JST

Matchday 39 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Avispa Fukuoka


Matchday 39 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Avispa Fukuoka

Verdy’s 39th game of the 2017 J2 season is at Home to Avispa Fukuoka at Ajinomoto Stadium. With very few games remaining of the season, the last 4 games have really put Verdy in a good position in the table – they currently sit in 5th place in the table while our opponents currently sit in 2nd place but Avispa haven’t had good couple of games with a draw to Oita Away and a lost to Chiba at home – they will want to get back to winning way to keep them up in that automatic spot while Verdy will want to get a good result to keep them up in the play-off spot which they currently hold but if Verdy were to slip up then a few other teams could take their place – so the pressure is on. The last time these 2 teams met in the 2017 season – it was in Matchday 10 (Saturday, 29th April) at Level 5 Stadium where Avispa got a 1-0 win with Wellington scoring the only goal of the game with just under 10 minutes to go (82nd minute) to seal the win. Let’s hope the lads can really get something from this game and keep themselves in the play-off spots. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v FC Gifu (Sat 21st Oct)

Shibasaki

Tamura-Ibayashi-Hatanaka

Kaz Anzai-Watanabe-Uchida-Koki Anzai

Martinez-Kajikawa-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Nagata, Hayashi, Inoue, Chugo, Y Takagi, D Takagi

Subs – Naoya Tamura Off, Shogo Hayashi On (27′) – Carlos Martinez Off, Yoshiaki Takagi On (69′) – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Shion Inoue On (72′)

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

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

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Fukuoka’s last game against JEF United Chiba last weekend, Avispa Fukuoka lost 1-0 at home to JEF United Chiba with the only goal of the game coming in the 30th minute – all thanks to Takayuki Funayama for getting the 3 points for Chiba – the night didn’t end well for Avispa when striker Wellington got his marching orders after getting his second yellow card in injury time (90’ +6’) and this result meant that V-Varen has caught up to Avispa and on the same points right now but Avispa stay second on a better goal difference.

GK Sugiyama
DF Tomiyasu
DF Iwashita
DF Won
MF Komano (Off, 82’)
MF Kamekawa
MF Mikado (Off, 38’)
MF Yamase
FW Matsuda (Off, 61’)
FW Nakagawa
FW Wellington

Subs
GK Kamiyama
DF Tsutsumi
DF Euller (On, 82’)
DF Nakamura
MF Jogo
FW Sakata (On, 61’)
FW Ishizu (On, 38’)

Here are the fixtures for Matchday 39 of the 2017 Season –

Saturday, 28th October
Tokushima Vortis v Mito Hollyhock
Roasso Kumamoto v V-Varen Nagasaki
Oita Trinta v JEF United Chiba
Kyoto Sanga v Yokohama FC

Sunday, 29th October
Shonan Bellmare v Fagiano Okayama
Matsumoto Yamaga v FC Gifu
Machida Zelvia v Kamatamare Sanuki
Renofa Yamaguchi v Zweigen Kanazawa
Montedio Yamagata v Ehime FC
Nagoya Grampus v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 38 2017 Review – FC Gifu 1-2 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 38 2017 Review – FC Gifu 1-2 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy got another 3 points on the board with a 2-1 win away at FC Gifu in front of a crowd just over 4,000 fans and it’s a big result for Verdy and that put them into the top 5 after climbing a couple of places with results going in Verdy’s favour, to the game, it was a early chance for Verdy with Carlos Martinez going close after trying to chip the Gifu GK but he hit the cross bar, it was another great chance for Martinez after some nice play between Koki Anzai, Kota Watanabe and the ball fell to Carlos Martinez and his shot went over the bar, now into the second half, it was Verdy who took the lead on the 54th minute after a deflected shot from Tatsuya Uchida found the feet of Koki Anzai and he shot and the Gifu GK parried it enough and there was Douglas Vieira to put the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Verdy but Gifu got back into the game after a ball was picked up in their own half – Sisinio passed the ball up the field to Koya Kazama and he played a through ball to Kyogo Furuhashi and he got onto the ball and then put the ball past Shibasaki to make it 1-1 3 minutes after Verdy scored, Verdy had a great chance a few minutes later when Koki Anzai put a chance over the bar, but Verdy re-took the lead after a ball from the midfield found Vieira and he had a Gifu defender on him but Vieira got a shot away and the ball found the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Verdy and Vieira went over to the Verdy fans to celebrate and that was the full time score, what a big win for everyone involved.

Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium, Attendance – 4, 330

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

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Nagata, Hayashi, Inoue, Chugo, Y Takagi, D Takagi

FC Gifu Team – Victor, Omoto, Abe, Aoki, Fukumura, Ono, Shoji, Sisinio, Tanaka, Kazama, Furuhashi

FC Gifu Subs – Yoshi Takagi, Iwase, Nagashima, Nozawa, Yabuuchi, Namba, Cristian

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

Match Statistics and Info
23’ – Yellow Card – Gifu – Yuto Ono
27’ – Sub – Verdy – Naoya Tamura Off, Shogo Hayashi On
32’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Douglas Vieira
34’ – Yellow Card – Gifu – Paulo Junichi Tanaka
39’ – Yellow Card – Gifu – Kyogo Furuhashi
51’ – Yellow Card – Gifu – Sisinio
54’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
57’ GOAL – Gifu – Number 11 – Kyogo Furuhashi
69’ – Sub – Gifu – Paulo Junichi Tanaka Off, Hiroaki Namba On
69’ – Sub – Verdy – Carlos Martinez Off, Yoshiaki Takagi On
72’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Shion Inoue On
80’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
81’ – Sub – Gifu – Tsubasa Aoki Off, Go Iwase On
90’ – Sub – Gifu – Yuto Ono Off, Cristian On

Shots – Gifu 10 – Tokyo Verdy 12
FK – Gifu 11 – Tokyo Verdy 15
CK – Gifu 7 – Tokyo Verdy 2
PK – Gifu 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Gifu 4/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

J2 Matchday 38 Results –

Friday, 20th October
Yokohama FC 2-2 Machida Zelvia

Saturday, 21st October
Matsumoto Yamaga 0-2 Oita Trinita
Renofa Yamaguchi 1-0 Mito Hollyhock
Shonan Bellmare 1-0 Ehime FC
V-Varen Nagasaki 1-1 Nagoya Grampus

Sunday, 22nd October
Zweigen Kanazawa 0-0 Kyoto Sanga
Fagiano Okayama 2-1 Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Kamatamare Sanuki 0-0 Montedio Yamagata
Avispa Fukuoka 0-1 JEF United Chiba
Roasso Kumamoto 1-1 Tokushima Vortis

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sat 28th October – Home v Avispa Fukuoka, 3pm JST