J-League: Nagoya Grampus draws 0-0 with Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday

FRISCO. Nagoya Grampus 0-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima played out a goalless draw.


FRISCO. Nagoya Grampus 0-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday. Sanfrecce Hiroshima couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Toyota Stadium stadium in Frisco on Saturday and it started at 5:00 am local time. The referee was Ryuji Sato with the assistance of Kota Watanabe and Koji Morikawa. The 4th official was Satoshi Karakami. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 23.8 degrees Celsius or 74.77 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

Sanfrecce Hiroshima was in firm control of the ball 59% while Nagoya Grampus was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Sanfrecce Hiroshima to win the match​.

Nagoya Grampus shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.


Nagoya Grampus received 3 yellow cards (T. Uchida, Y. Soma and S. Inagaki). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

After playing this encounter, Nagoya Grampus will have 38 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will have 50 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 11'

    T. Uchida

  • 28'

    Y. Soma

  • 46'

    T. Kawamura

    T. Matsumoto

  • 58'

    S. Inagaki

  • 59'


    N. Ben Khalifa

  • 65'

    L. Silva

    R. Nagaki

  • 65'


    K. Nagai

  • 65'

    H. Koda

    K. Sento

  • 74'

    P. Sotiriou

    D. Vieira

  • 76'

    K. Miyahara

    L. Silva

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Nagoya Grampus will host Yokohama F. Marinos on the 30th of September with a 10-9 head to head stats in favor of Nagoya Grampus (12 draws).

Sanfrecce Hiroshima will host Urawa Reds on the 30th of September with a 17-7 head to head record in favor of Urawa Reds (7 draws).

Nagoya Grampus: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Kenta Hasegawa chose to play with the following team: Mitchell Langerak (7.3), Shinnosuke Nakatani (6.9), Tiago Pagnussat (7.9), Haruya Fujii (6.8), Ryoya Morishita (6.7), Sho Inagaki (6.8), Ryota Nagaki (6.3), Yuki Soma (7.5), Keiya Sento (6.6), Takuya Uchida (6.8) and Kensuke Nagai (6.4).

Nagoya Grampus could not rely on the presence of K. Miyahara (injured).


Nagoya Grampus made 4 changes: R. Nagaki for L. Silva (65′), K. Nagai for Naldinho (65′), K. Sento for H. Koda (65′) and L. Silva for K. Miyahara (76′).

Top player: Tiago Pagnussat

The player who no doubt impressed Nagoya Grampus the most was Tiago Pagnussat.

His rating is (7.9) with 37 passes (70% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Michael Skibbe played with: Keisuke Osako (8.0), Tsukasa Shiotani (6.8), Hayato Araki (7.1), Sho Sasaki (6.9), Makoto Mitsuta (6.7), Gakuto Notsuda (7.4), Taishi Matsumoto (7.2), Yoshifumi Kashiwa (6.4), Tsukasa Morishima (6.8), Nassim Ben Khalifa (6.8) and Douglas Vieira (6.5).


Sanfrecce Hiroshima made 3 changes: T. Matsumoto for T. Kawamura (46′), N. Ben Khalifa for Ezequiel (59′) and D. Vieira for P. Sotiriou (74′).

Best player: Keisuke Osako

The player that probably impressed the most for Sanfrecce Hiroshima was the goalkeeper: Keisuke Osako. His rating is 8.03. He performed 6 saves.

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