Wednesday, January 18, 2017

J.League wrap: Sendai stay perfect

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 31 Mar 2012

3 Views

Vegalta Sendai continued their perfect start to the J.League season with a 2-1 win against Cerezo Osaka on Saturday.

Brazilian striker Wilson scored his first goal for Sendai since joining from Chinese club Shaanxi Chan-Ba in the 35th minute, while Shingo Akamine added another for the visitors five minutes after the break.

Cerezo’s Ryugi Bando dragged the margin back to one goal in the 84th minute to set up a tight finish but Sendai held on.

Sendai lead the J.League with 12 points after four wins from four games, while Cerezo are seventh on seven points.

Jubilo Iwata moved into second spot with a 1-0 victory over reigning champions Kashiwa Reysol.

Kashiwa had grabbed their first win of the season last week but they could not continue that form against Jubilo.

The home side took the lead in the 26th minute thanks to Ryoichi Maeda and held on in a tight match to jump above FC Tokyo on the ladder.

In Tokyo, the home side suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 1-0 to Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Sanfrecce’s Hisato Sato scored the only goal of the game in the 58th minute.

Promoted club Sagan Tosu thumped Vissel Kobe 3-0 to win their second match in a row.

Ryunosuke Noda, Yohei Toyoda and Kei Ikeda scored for Sagan.

Elsewhere, Shimizu S-Pulse defeated Consadole Sapporo 1-0, Yokohama F. Marinos drew 0-0 with Kashima Antlers and Albirex Niigata were held 1-1 at home by Gamba Osaka.

Urawa Red Diamonds drew 1-1 with Kawasaki Frontale, while the scoreline was the same between Omiya Ardija and Nagoya Grampus.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

ADD COMMENT

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top