J-League: Cerezo Osaka prevails over Urawa Reds 2-0 on Wednesday

OSAKA. Cerezo Osaka beats Urawa Reds with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by H. Kiyotake (66') and a goal from S. Maikuma (89').


OSAKA. Cerezo Osaka defeats Urawa Reds with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by H. Kiyotake (66′) and a goal from S. Maikuma (89′). Urawa Reds lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was held at the Yanmar Stadium Nagai Stadium in Osaka on Wednesday and this began at 10:00 am UTC. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.5 degrees Celsius or 72.46 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.​

Match Statistics

Urawa Reds was in firm control of the ball 59% while Cerezo Osaka was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Urawa Reds was more aggressive with 93 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 2 were on target. Still, Cerezo Osaka succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Cerezo Osaka shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Urawa Reds shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.


Cerezo Osaka received 1 yellow card (R. Yamanaka). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Urawa Reds.

After this match, Cerezo Osaka will have 20 points like Sagan Tosu and Consadole Sapporo to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Urawa Reds will stay with 14 points like Júbilo Iwata to stay in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 25'

    Y. Koizumi (Goal Disallowed)

  • 33'

    R. Yamanaka

  • 46'

    A. Esaka

    K. Junker

  • 60'

    S. Kitano

    A. Taggart

  • 66'

    H. Kiyotake (Penalty)

  • 67'

    Y. Matsuo

    A. Schalk

  • 67'

    T. Okubo

    T. Sekine

  • 67'

    K. Shibato

    Y. Hirano

  • 70'

    H. Tameda

    J. Patric

  • 80'

    K. Mawatari

    A. Ohata

  • 85'

    M. Kato

    H. Kiyotake

  • 89'

    S. Maikuma

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Cerezo Osaka will play away against Shonan Bellmare on the 29th of May with a 8-1 head to head stats in favor of Cerezo Osaka (2 draws).

Urawa Reds will play away against Avispa Fukuoka on the 28th of May with a 7-1 head to head statistic in favor of Urawa Reds (0 draws).

Cerezo Osaka: Formation and Lineups

Cerezo Osaka adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Akio Kogiku chose to play with the following team: Jin Hyeon Kim (6.7), Riku Matsuda (6.5), Matej Jonjić (6.8), Ryuya Nishio (7.6), Ryosuke Yamanaka (6.8), Hiroaki Okuno (6.7), Riki Harakawa (6.7), Seiya Maikuma (7.5), Hiroshi Kiyotake (7.1), Jean Patric (6.6) and Adam Taggart (6.6).


Cerezo Osaka made 3 changes: A. Taggart for S. Kitano (60′), J. Patric for H. Tameda (70′) and H. Kiyotake for M. Kato (85′).

Top player: Ryuya Nishio

The player who no doubt impressed Cerezo Osaka the most was Ryuya Nishio even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.6) with 26 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7.

Urawa Reds: Formation and Lineups

Also Urawa Reds adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Ricardo Rodríguez Suárez played with: Shusaku Nishikawa (6.4), Yuta Miyamoto (7.0), Alexander Scholz (7.0), Takuya Iwanami (6.5), Ayumu Ohata (6.7), Yuichi Hirano (7.2), Ken Iwao (7.4), Takahiro Sekine (6.1), Alex Schalk (7.1), Yoshio Koizumi (6.8) and Kasper Junker (6.2).


Urawa Reds made 5 changes: K. Junker for A. Esaka (46′), A. Schalk for Y. Matsuo (67′), T. Sekine for T. Okubo (67′), Y. Hirano for K. Shibato (67′) and A. Ohata for K. Mawatari (80′).

Top player: Ken Iwao

The player who no doubt impressed Urawa Reds the most was Ken Iwao.

His rating is (7.4) with 60 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.

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