J-League: Sagan Tosu draws 0-0 with Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday

TOSU. Sagan Tosu 0-0 Kawasaki Frontale ended up goalless.


TOSU. Sagan Tosu 0-0 Kawasaki Frontale didn’t manage to score any goal on Saturday..

The match was played at the Ekimae Real Estate Stadium (Tosu) stadium in Tosu on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Yusuke Araki who had the assistance of Hironobu Kikawada and Hiroyoshi Iwata. The 4th official was Takao Ueda. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.8 degrees Celsius or 73.11 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 48%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Sagan Tosu was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Kawasaki Frontale that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Kawasaki Frontale was more aggressive with 76 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 2 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Kawasaki Frontale to win the match​.

Sagan Tosu shot 5 times, 0 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Kawasaki Frontale shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target.


Sagan Tosu received 2 yellow cards (K. Koizumi and M. Tashiro). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Kawasaki Frontale.

Also, Kawasaki Frontale didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after S. Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (82′).

After this match, Sagan Tosu will have 19 points to move up in the 7th place. On the other side, Kawasaki Frontale will have 29 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 19'

    K. Koizumi

  • 46'


    K. Kozuka

  • 62'

    K. Tachibanada

    A. Ienaga

  • 62'

    L. Damiao

    K. Chinen

  • 66'

    Y. Kakita

    Y. Horigome

  • 76'

    W. Harada

    Hwang Seok-Ho

  • 76'

    N. Fujita

    T. Kikuchi

  • 76'

    S. Araki

    Y. Horigome

  • 77'

    D. Tono

    Y. Kobayashi

  • 82'

    S. Taniguchi

  • 84'

    K. Yamamura

    T. Seko

  • 88'

    J. Nishikawa

    A. Fukuta

  • 90'

    M. Tashiro

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Sagan Tosu will play away with Kashima Antlers on the 25th of May with a 10-7 head to head stats in favor of Kashima Antlers (3 draws).

Kawasaki Frontale will host Shonan Bellmare on the 25th of May with a 9-2 head to head in favor of Kawasaki Frontale (5 draws).

Sagan Tosu: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Kenta Kawai chose to play with the following team: Park Il-Kyu (7.8), Seok Ho Hwang (6.8), Masaya Tashiro (7.4), Diego (7.4), Nanasei Iino (6.6), Akito Fukuta (6.8), Kei Koizumi (6.5), Yuto Iwasaki (7.3), Yuki Horigome (6.8), Taichi Kikuchi (6.8) and Yuji Ono (7.1).


Sagan Tosu made 5 changes: Y. Horigome for Y. Kakita (66′), Hwang Seok-Ho for W. Harada (76′), T. Kikuchi for N. Fujita (76′), Y. Horigome for S. Araki (76′) and A. Fukuta for J. Nishikawa (88′).

Best player: Park Il-Kyu

The player that probably impressed the most for Sagan Tosu was the goalkeeper: Park Il-Kyu. His rating is 7.80. He performed 4 saves.

Kawasaki Frontale: Formation and Lineups

Kawasaki Frontale started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Toru Oniki played with: Sung-Ryong Jung (6.5), Miki Yamane (6.9), Shogo Taniguchi (6.7), Shintaro Kurumaya (6.7), Asahi Sasaki (7.6), Tatsuki Seko (6.6), João Schmidt (7.4), Kazuki Kozuka (6.7), Akihiro Ienaga (6.4), Kei Chinen (6.8) and Yu Kobayashi (7.4).


Kawasaki Frontale made 5 changes: K. Kozuka for Marcinho (46′), A. Ienaga for K. Tachibanada (62′), K. Chinen for L. Damiao (62′), Y. Kobayashi for D. Tono (77′) and T. Seko for K. Yamamura (84′).

Top player: Asahi Sasaki

Probably the most impressive player in Kawasaki Frontale was Asahi Sasaki.

His rating is (7.6) with 34 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8. He performed 2 crosses.

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