Matchday 17 Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-1 FC Gifu (2016)


Matchday 17 Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-1 FC Gifu

Verdy drew 1-1 with FC Gifu in front of just over a 3,000 crowdat Ajinomoto Field, the way the stats go it seems a draw was a fair result, I bet FC Gifu fans were probably a lot happier getting a draw maybe, to the game – Verdy had a great chance on the 23rd minute when a Verdy corner came to Vieira and his head is going towards goal but a Gifu DF headed it off the line, still 0-0, after the 25th minute, Verdy has a decent chance but Inoue puts it just wide, on the 44th minute Verdy get themselves a penalty – no doubt for the ref he pointed to the spot, Masaki Chugo steps up to take the penalty, Chugo sends the GK the wrong way to make it 1-0 Verdy, but Gifu started stronger from the restart and scored within 4 minutes of the 2nd half getting underway – a cross into the box fell to Masanori Abe and he blasts it into the back of the Verdy net to make it 1-1, it was a nervy end to the game when Gifu got the ball from Inoue (I think), Gifu got it up the field and got a neat pass into the box and it’s passed to Tatsuya Tanaka who scuffs his shot – such a golden chance for Gifu to win it but he puts it wide, but Verdy had a great chance just after that but the Gifu GK pulled off a save and so it end’s 1-1, decent game in my eyes.

Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka Stadium, Attendance – 3,120

Tokyo Verdy Team – Suzuki, Tamura, Weslley, Ibayashi, Kazuki Anzai, Inoue, Chugo, Y Takagi, Sugimoto, Vieira, Hiramoto

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Ota, Takaki, Sawai, Nakano,Kusumi, Nagai, D Takagi

FC Gifu Team – Yoshinari Takagi, Iwase, Abe, Tashiro, Suzuki, Karube, Ono, Paulo J Tanaka, Leomineiro, Leonardo Rocha, Takiya

FC Gifu Subs – Popp, Masuyama, Okane, Kazama, Mizuno, Namba, T Tanaka

Match Statistics and Info
45’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 8 – Masaki Chugo
46’ – Sub – Gifu – Suzuki Off, Okane On
49’ GOAL – Gifu – Number 2 – Masanori Abe
57’ – Sub – Gifu – Paulo Tanaka Off, T Tanaka On
59’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Vieira
69’ – Sub – Gifu – Ono Off, Kazama On
72’ – Sub – Verdy – Y Takagi Off, Nakano On
80’ – Sub – Verdy – Sugimoto Off, Nagai On
83’ – Sub – Verdy – Nagai Off, D Takagi On
86’ – Yellow Card – Gifu – Iwase
90’ +2’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – D Takagi

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 11 – FC Gifu 16
FK – Tokyo Verdy 17 – FC Gifu 19
CK – Tokyo Verdy 4 – FC Gifu 3
PK – Tokyo Verdy 1 – FC Gifu 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 2/0 – FC Gifu 1/0

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Away v JEF United Chiba, Sunday, 12th June, 4pm JST

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