J-League: Kashima Antlers and Sagan Tosu draw a hectic match 4-4 on Wednesday

KASHIMA. Kashima Antlers and Sagan Tosu played a scintillating incredible match before drawing 4-4.

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KASHIMA. Kashima Antlers and Sagan Tosu went through a rollercoaster before drawing 4-4. Kashima Antlers was far superior when it came to possession ball (64%)​

The match was played at the Kashima Soccer Stadium stadium in Kashima on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Koichiro Fukushima with the help of Hiroshi Yamauchi and Naoya Okawa. The 4th official was Yoshikazu Matsuzawa. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 23.3 degrees Celsius or 73.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

Kashima Antlers was in firm control of the ball 64% while Sagan Tosu was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Kashima Antlers was more aggressive with 77 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 10 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Kashima Antlers to win the match​.

Kashima Antlers shot 19 times, 10 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Sagan Tosu shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

No yellow cards were issued to Kashima Antlers. On the other side, Sagan Tosu received 1 yellow card (M. Tashiro).

After playing this match, Kashima Antlers will have 29 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Sagan Tosu will have 20 points like Cerezo Osaka and Consadole Sapporo to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 31'
    31'

    M. Tashiro

    N. Fujita

  • 38'
    38'

    T. Miyashiro

  • 49'
    49'

    K. Koizumi

  • 52'
    52'

    Y. Higuchi

  • 58'
    58'

    M. Tashiro

  • 62'
    62'

    Y. Ono

    T. Kikuchi

  • 68'
    68'

    A. Ueda

    Y. Suzuki

  • 77'
    77'

    W. Harada

    Y. Iwasaki

  • 81'
    81'

    S. Doi

    K. Tsunemoto

  • 81'
    81'

    Juan

    Pituca

  • 85'
    85'

    S. Araki

    T. Miyashiro

  • 89'
    89'

    I. Someno

    K. Anzai

  • 89'
    89'

    Bueno

    I. Sekigawa

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Doi

    Y. Suzuki

  • 90'
    90'

    I. Someno

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Tashiro

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Kashima Antlers will play away against Tokyo on the 29th of May with a 16-7 head to head in favor of Kashima Antlers (7 draws).

Sagan Tosu will host Gamba Osaka on the 29th of May with a 9-7 head to head stats in favor of Gamba Osaka (2 draws).

Kashima Antlers: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager René Weiler chose to play with the following team: Sun Tae Kwoun (6.0), Keigo Tsunemoto (6.9), Ikuma Sekigawa (7.3), Kento Misao (6.5), Koki Anzai (6.4), Ryuji Izumi (6.2), Yuta Higuchi (8.0), Arthur Caíke (6.1), Diego Pituca (7.0), Yuma Suzuki (7.9) and Ayase Ueda (7.1).

Substitutes

Kashima Antlers made 4 changes: K. Tsunemoto for S. Doi (81′), Pituca for Juan (81′), K. Anzai for I. Someno (89′) and I. Sekigawa for Bueno (89′).

Top player: Yuta Higuchi

The player who no doubt impressed Kashima Antlers the most was Yuta Higuchi.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 37 passes (81% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 9 crosses.

Sagan Tosu: Formation and Lineups

Sagan Tosu started with a 3-5-1-1 line-up (3-5-1-1).

On the other side, Kenta Kawai played with: Park Il-Kyu (6.6), Seok Ho Hwang (6.6), Masaya Tashiro (7.0), Diego (6.2), Nanasei Iino (5.8), Kei Koizumi (7.5), Naoyuki Fujita (7.3), Akito Fukuta (6.1), Yuto Iwasaki (6.2), Taichi Kikuchi (6.6) and Taisei Miyashiro (7.0).

Substitutes

Sagan Tosu made 3 changes: T. Kikuchi for Y. Ono (62′), Y. Iwasaki for W. Harada (77′) and T. Miyashiro for S. Araki (85′).

Top player: Kei Koizumi

Probably the most impressive player in Sagan Tosu was Kei Koizumi.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 18 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses.

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