J-League: Júbilo Iwata grabs a 2-1 win against Tokyo 2-1

IWATA. Júbilo Iwata overcome Tokyo to win 2-1. A goal from N. Kanuma was decisive in the 88min.


IWATA. Júbilo Iwata topped Tokyo to win 2-1. A goal from N. Kanuma was decisive in the 88min. It was Júbilo Iwata to strike first with a goal of R. Uehara at the 43′. Then it was a goal in the 79′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, N. Kanuma gave the win to Júbilo Iwata in the 88′ minute with a goal. Tokyo was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (68%).​

The match was played at the Yamaha Stadium stadium in Iwata on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Yoshiro Imamura with the help of Isao Nishihashi and Makoto Hibino. The 4th official was Shingo Kuniyoshi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 25 degrees Celsius or 77.02 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.​

Match Statistics

Tokyo was in firm control of the ball 68% while Júbilo Iwata was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

Tokyo was more aggressive with 86 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Júbilo Iwata succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Júbilo Iwata shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Tokyo shot 7 times, 4 on target, 3 off target.


Júbilo Iwata received 1 yellow card (F. Gonzalez). On the opposite side, Tokyo received 1 yellow card (Leandro).

After this match, Júbilo Iwata will have 11 points like Nagoya Grampus to stay in the 16th place. On the opposite side, Tokyo will stay with 18 points like Sanfrecce Hiroshima to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 43'

    R. Uehara

    Y. Suzuki

  • 46'

    K. Matsuki

    Y. Takahagi

  • 54'

    F. Gonzalez

  • 61'

    Y. Otsu

    F. Gonzalez

  • 61'

    R. Ogawa

    M. Okazaki

  • 69'

    R. Watanabe

    Y. Nagatomo

  • 69'

    K. Konno

    K. Nagai

  • 74'

    K. Omori

    K. Sugimoto

  • 74'

    K. Yamamoto

    Y. Endo

  • 76'


    T. Aoki

  • 79'


  • 82'

    R. Germain

    R. Uehara

  • 82'

    M. Yoshinaga

    Ricardo Graca

  • 88'

    N. Kanuma

  • 90'


Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Júbilo Iwata will host Consadole Sapporo on the 22nd of May with a 4-3 head to head in favor of Consadole Sapporo (3 draws).

Tokyo will host Kashiwa Reysol on the 21st of May with a 14-8 head to head in favor of Kashiwa Reysol (2 draws).

Júbilo Iwata: Formation and Lineups

Júbilo Iwata started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Akira Ito chose to play with the following team: Ryuki Miura (7.0), Ricardo Graça (7.0), Norimichi Yamamoto (6.6), Makito Ito (7.3), Yuto Suzuki (6.9), Yasuhito Endo (7.2), Naoki Kanuma (6.8), Masaya Matsumoto (6.5), Rikiya Uehara (8.1), Kenyu Sugimoto (6.6) and Fabián González (6.2).


Júbilo Iwata made 5 changes: F. Gonzalez for Y. Otsu (61′), K. Sugimoto for K. Omori (74′), Y. Endo for K. Yamamoto (74′), R. Uehara for R. Germain (82′) and Ricardo Graca for M. Yoshinaga (82′).

Top player: Rikiya Uehara

The player who no doubt impressed Júbilo Iwata the most was Rikiya Uehara.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 27 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

Tokyo: Formation and Lineups

Tokyo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Albert Puig Ortoneda played with: Jakub Słowik (6.5), Hotaka Nakamura (7.3), Yasuki Kimoto (7.0), Makoto Okazaki (6.4), Yuto Nagatomo (6.2), Shuto Abe (6.8), Takuya Aoki (6.7), Leandro (7.0), Yojiro Takahagi (6.8), Kensuke Nagai (6.5) and Diego Oliveira (7.0).


Tokyo made 5 changes: Y. Takahagi for K. Matsuki (46′), M. Okazaki for R. Ogawa (61′), Y. Nagatomo for R. Watanabe (69′), K. Nagai for K. Konno (69′) and T. Aoki for Adailton (76′).

Top player: Hotaka Nakamura

Probably the most impressive player in Tokyo was Hotaka Nakamura.

His rating is (7.3) with 54 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 8. He performed 3 crosses.

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