Matchday 1 2017 Review – Tokushima Vortis 1-0 Tokyo Verdy

Matchday 1 2017 Review – Tokushima Vortis 1-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy started off the 2017 Season with a defeat to Tokushima Vortis, the only goal of the game coming in the 26th minute thanks to Taro Suigmoto. It was the first game in charge for Lotina and Santiago and they left Vortis with nothing. Looking at the game, Vortis had the first chance where Mawatari just put past the post, but then a few minutes later Vortis got the only goal of the gamewhen Mawatari got into the box and then he passed it to Sugimoto who was free in the box and he blasts it into the back of the net to make it 1-0, into the 2nd half – Vortis had another good chance thanks to Yamasaki but Verdy GK Shibasaki was strong and he saved Hirose’s rebound as well, Verdy had a decent chance after a throw into the box was headed out and then kicked back into the box but really couldn’t get it near the goal and were crowded out by the Vortis defence so Uchida couldn’t get the shot anywhere near the goal.

Pocari Sweat Stadium, Attendance – 6,149

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Ibayashi, Nagata, Taira, D Takagi, Uchida, Chugo, Nakano, Kajikawa, Y Takagi, Pinheiro

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Hatanaka, Kaz Anzai, Inoue, Hashimoto, Futagawa, Vieira

Tokushima Vortis Team – Kajikawa, Fujiwara, Ishii, Vasiljevic, Hirose, Carlinhos, Iwao, Mawatari, Maekawa, Sugimoto, Watari

Tokushima Vortis Subs – Aizawa, Kim, Osaki, Shimaya, Yamasaki, Izawa, Sato

Match Statistics and Info
26’ GOAL – Vortis – Number 26 – Taro Sugimoto
40’ – Sub – Verdy – Chugo Off, Inoue On
59’ – Sub – Vortis – Watari Off, Sato On
64’ – Sub – Verdy – Pinheiro Off, Vieira On
70’ – Sub – Vortis – Maekawa Off, Yamasaki On
77’ – Sub – Verdy – Nakano Off, Kaz Anzai On
82’ – Sub – Vortis – Sugimoto Off, Osaki On

Shots – Vortis 8 – Tokyo Verdy 5
FK – Vortis 11 – Tokyo Verdy 20
CK – Vortis 7 – Tokyo Verdy 3
PK – Vortis 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Vortis 0/0 – Tokyo Verdy 0/0

J2 Matchday 1 Results –

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

First matchday of the new season and the clubs that were promoted/relegated, J3 Champions Oita Trinita settled back into J2 with a win over J1 relegated Avispa. Speaking of the those clubs that were relegated, Shonan and Nagoya started off with a 1-0 and a 2-0 respectfully, but another club who came down from J1 was Kyoto Sanga, they lost their first home game of the season against Yamagata, looking at the other results – V-Varen had a big win against Gunma the score being 4-0, Kumamoto edged out a 2-1 win against Sanuki, Chiba scored a away win against Zelvia by 1 goal to 0, Yokohama FC with King Kazu (he is 50 years old, wow what a player) – they got the 1-0 home win over Yamaga, Gifu and Renofa shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw and Ehime got a 1-0 win at home against Kanazawa.

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sun 5th March – Home v Oita Trinita, 3pm JST


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