Matchday 1 Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-0 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo (2016)

Matchday 1 Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-0 Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo

Tokyo Verdy started off the 2016 JLeague Season with a win, which is great, only goal of the game coming from Alan Pinheiro in the 75th minute, it started off well for Verdy after 5 minutes after Koki Anzai shot at goal just outside the box and the keeper got his fingers on it and stopped the ball dead, Verdy had a good couple of chances in the 52nd minute by Vieira and 60th minute by Yoshiaki Takagi but they were both over the bar, but in the 70th minute Naoto Sawai came off and Alan Pinheiro came on, 5 minutes later, the ball breaks after Sapporo lose the ball and Verdy break down the pitch, after a couple of passes, the ball falls to Pinheiro, he runs through the Sapporo DF and only one Sapporo player actually tried to put a foot in but to no avail as Pinheiro shot and scored, he runs off to celebrate in front of the Verdy fans and other players follow him to celebrate, great start to the season.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 9,272

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Koki Anazai, Ibayashi, , Weslley, Kaz Anzai, Takaki, Funayama, Sawai, Y Takagi, Sugimoto, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Ota, Taira, Nakano, Inoue, Tamura, Hiramoto, Pinheiro

Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Team – Gu, Shindo, Kawai, Masukawa, Macedo, Inamoto, Miyazawa, Ishii, Ono, Tokura, Julinho

Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Subs – Kanayama, Uehara, Kushibiki, Mae, Uesato, Horigome, Uchimura

Match Statistics and Info
49’ – Yellow Card – Sapporo – Julinho
22’ – Yellow Card – Sapporo – Inamoto
66’ – Sub – Sapporo – Ono Off, Uchimura On
70’ – Sub – Verdy – Sawai Off, Pinheiro On
75’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Pinheiro
76’ – Sub – Sapporo – Inamoto Off, Uesato On
83’ – Sub – Sapporo – Kawai Off, Uehara On
87’ – Sub – Verdy – Takai Off, Tamura On
90’ +5’ – Sub – Verdy – Y Takagi Off, Hiramoto On

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 10 – Sapporo 4
FK – Tokyo Verdy 17 – Sapporo 15
CK – Tokyo Verdy 10 – Sapporo 5
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Sapporo 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 0/0 – Sapporo 2/0

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Away v Kamatamare Sanuki, Sunday, 6th March, 1pm JST


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