Matchday 18 2017 Review – Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Nagoya Grampus

Matchday 18 2017 Review –Tokyo Verdy 2-1 Nagoya Grampus

Verdy got there first win in 4 games after a close 2-1 win over Nagoya Grampus at the Ajinomoto Stadium – somehow Grampus hit the post and the bar – how did they not win the game out right is beyond me but 2 goals in the second half by Douglas Vieira sealed all 3 points for Verdy with another home game to come, to the game, it was Nagoya who took the lead after some good football – the ball found Koki Sugimori near the D and he shot and it went into the top left hand corner to make it 1-0 to Grampus – Shibasaki couldn’t get much of the ball at all and Sugimori wasn’t marked that well but it was Grampus on the board first, Verdy though they had a goal after a strong shot by Daisuke Takagi found the back of the net but was ruled offside after it seems like Kajikawa was thought to be in a offside position and the goal didn’t stand to the dismay of Daisuke and the Verdy bench. Into the second half and Nagoya had a great chance to score their second but the goal scorer Sugimori could only hit the crossbar – a real let off for Verdy, but it was Verdy who came back into the game and Verdy did equalise after a cross into the box by Alan Pinheiro found the head of Douglas Vieira after the Nagoya GK missed the ball and Vieira headed the ball into the back of the net – Vieira hobbled back to the half way line but he was okay, he carried on and he got the winning goal after a beautiful defence splitting ball up the field by Hideo Hashimoto (what a ball!!!) – that ball found Vieira just outside the D and he dribbled the ball into the box and past the Nagoya GK into the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Verdy. What a turn around by the players,

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 12,659

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Koki Anzai, Watanabe, Uchida, Kaz Anzai, Pinheiro, Kajikawa, D Takagi

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Nagata, Tamura, Hashimoto, Takaki, Nakano, Vieira

Nagoya Grampus Team – Shibuya, Miyahara, Kushibiki, Kobayashi, Aoki, Hattanda, Washington, Taguchi, Izumi, Sugimori, Simovic

Nagoya Grampus Subs – Takeda, Sakai, Uchida, Garcia, Sato, Sugimoto, Nagai

Match Statistics and Info
15’ GOAL – Nagoya – Number 27 – Koki Sugimori
51’ – Sub – Verdy – Daisuke Takagi Off, Douglas Vieira On
65’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
66’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Hideo Hashimoto On
67’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 9 – Douglas Vieira
68’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Douglas Vieira
68’ – Sub – Nagoya – Ryota Aoki Off, Ryuji Sugimoto On
71’ – Sub – Nagoya – Kohei Hattanda Off, Ryo Nagai On
71’ – Sub – Nagoya – Koki Sugimori Off, Hisato Sato On
82’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Jumpei Takaki On
87’ – Yellow Card – Nagoya – Yuki Kobayashi

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 12 – Nagoya 15
FK – Tokyo Verdy 9 – Nagoya 15
CK – Tokyo Verdy 2 – Nagoya 7
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Nagoya 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 1/0 – Nagoya 1/0

J2 Matchday 18 Results –

Saturday, 10th June
JEF United Chiba 0-0 Avispa Fukuoka
Oita Trinita 2-2 Yokohama FC
Tokushima Vortis 0-1 Shonan Bellmare

Sunday, 11th June
Montedio Yamagata 1-0 Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Matsumoto Yamaga 0-1 Mito Hollyhock
Kamatamare Sanuki 1-0 Zweigen Kanazawa
Kyoto Sanga 2-2 Machida Zelvia
Renofa Yamaguchi 0-1 Fagiano Okayama
Ehime FC 2-0 FC Gifu
V-Varen Nagasaki 1-0 Roasso Kumamoto

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sat 17th June – Home v Ehime FC, 6.30pm JST