Matchday 24 Review – Giravanz Kitakyushu 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

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Giravanz Kitakyushu 0-1 Tokyo Verdy

Tokyo Verdy got back to winning ways with a win over fellow play off chasers Giravanz Kitakyushu thanks to a Daisuke Takagi goal in the 5th minute, to the only goal of the game, Weslley cleared a attack that came to nothing by Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu’s DF Maeda tried to control the ball but was easily taken back by Sugimoto ran to the box and passed it to Daisuke Takagi and he shot past the Kitakyushu GK Abe to make it 1-0 to Verdy, Minami (1st Half) & Sugimoto (2nd half) had some good chances for Verdy, Kitakyushu had some good chances as well to maybe equalise but they couldn’t put them away.
In the week, Yoshiaki Takagi joined Tokyo Verdy on a 4 month loan from Shimizu S-Pulse, Yoshiaki was at Tokyo Verdy in 2010 for a couple of seasons and then moved over to FC Utrecht in the Netherlands for 3 seasons before moving back to Japan with S-Pulse but hasn’t had many starts. Yoshiaki came on in the 55th minute for Naoya Tamura, Yoshiaki also had a chance as well but went wide.

Honjo Stadium, Attendance – 3,543

Tokyo Verdy Team – Sato, Tamura, Weslley, Ibayashi, Kazuki Anazi, Misao, Chugo, Minami, Sawai, D Takagi, Sugimoto

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Shibasaki, Koki Anzai, Yasuda, Y Takagi, Nagai, Sugajima, Pinheiro

Giravanz Kitakyushu Team– Abe, Hoshihara, Maeda, Nishijima, Kawashima, Kazama, Kato, Kotegawa, Inoue, Hara, Komatsu

Giravanz Kitakyushu Subs – Suzuki, Tada, Miyamoto, Hakkaku, Watari, Oshima, Otsuka

Match Statistics & Info
5’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 18 – D Takagi
55’ – Sub – Verdy – Tamura Off, Y Takagi
57’ – Sub – Kitakyushu – Hoshihara Off, Miyamoto On
61’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Sawai
64’ – Sub – Kitakyushu – Komatsu Off, Oshima On
72’ – Sub – Verdy – Takagi Off, Pinheiro On
80’ – Sub – Kitakyushu – Kotegawa Off, Watari On
87’ – Yellow Card – Kitakyushu – Kazama
88’ – Sub – Verdy – Sugimoto Off, Nagai On

Shots – Giravanz Kitakyushu 14 – Tokyo Verdy 11
FK – Giravanz Kitakyushu 20 – Tokyo Verdy 15
CK – Giravanz Kitakyushu 10 – Tokyo Verdy 6
PK – Giravanz Kitakyushu 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Giravanz Kitakyushu 1/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Roasso Kumamoto, Wed, 22nd July, 7pm JST

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