J-League: Sagan Tosu snatches a 2-1 win against Gamba Osaka 2-1

TOSU. Sagan Tosu overcome Gamba Osaka to win 2-1. A goal from H. Seok-Ho was decisive in the 89min.


TOSU. Sagan Tosu beat Gamba Osaka to win 2-1. A goal from H. Seok-Ho was decisive in the 89min. It was Sagan Tosu to strike first with a goal of Y. Horigome at the 19′. Then it was a goal in the 58′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Hwang Seok-Ho gave the win to Sagan Tosu in the 89′ minute with a goal. Sagan Tosu took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Ekimae Real Estate Stadium (Tosu) stadium in Tosu on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 24.9 degrees Celsius or 76.86 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 29%.​

Match Statistics

Sagan Tosu was in firm control of the ball 56% while Gamba Osaka was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Sagan Tosu was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sagan Tosu won the match.

Sagan Tosu shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Gamba Osaka shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Sagan Tosu. On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Gamba Osaka.

After this match, Sagan Tosu will have 21 points to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Gamba Osaka will stay with 17 points like Kyoto Sanga to move up in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 19'

    Y. Horigome

    N. Iino

  • 58'

    H. Yamami

  • 63'

    Y. Sato

    K. Kurokawa

  • 66'

    Y. Kakita

    Y. Ono

  • 78'

    M. Harumi

    H. Yamami

  • 78'

    S. Araki

    Y. Horigome

  • 78'

    J. Nishikawa

    T. Miyashiro

  • 78'

    W. Harada

    Y. Iwasaki

  • 87'

    K. Moriya

    N. Iino

  • 89'

    Hwang Seok-Ho

    K. Moriya

  • 90'

    K. Okuno

    M. Saito

  • 90'

    Leandro Pereira

    K. Onose

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Sagan Tosu will play away against Júbilo Iwata on the 18th of June with a 5-3 head to head in favor of Júbilo Iwata (4 draws).

Gamba Osaka will host Yokohama F. Marinos on the 18th of June with a 11-8 head to head statistic in favor of Yokohama F. Marinos (11 draws).

Sagan Tosu: Formation and Lineups

Sagan Tosu adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Kenta Kawai chose to play with the following team: Park Il-Kyu (6.2), Seok Ho Hwang (7.0), Masaya Tashiro (6.8), Diego (7.4), Nanasei Iino (7.2), Akito Fukuta (6.7), Kei Koizumi (6.8), Yuto Iwasaki (6.1), Yuki Horigome (8.0), Yuji Ono (6.6) and Taisei Miyashiro (6.9).


Sagan Tosu made 5 changes: Y. Ono for Y. Kakita (66′), Y. Iwasaki for W. Harada (78′), T. Miyashiro for J. Nishikawa (78′), Y. Horigome for S. Araki (78′) and N. Iino for K. Moriya (87′).

Top player: Yuki Horigome

The player who no doubt impressed Sagan Tosu the most was Yuki Horigome.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 34 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 6. He performed 3 crosses.

Gamba Osaka: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Tomohiro Katanosaka played with: Taichi Kato (6.7), Genta Miura (7.1), Kyung-won Kwon (6.6), Hiroki Fujiharu (6.3), Ko Yanagisawa (6.6), Dawhan (7.1), Mitsuki Saito (6.4), Keisuke Kurokawa (7.1), Kosuke Onose (7.3), Hiroto Yamami (7.2) and Patric (7.3).


Gamba Osaka made 4 changes: K. Kurokawa for Y. Sato (63′), H. Yamami for M. Harumi (78′), M. Saito for K. Okuno (90′) and K. Onose for Leandro Pereira (90′).

Top player: Patric

Probably the most impressive player in Gamba Osaka was Patric.

His rating is (7.3) with 30 passes (60% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 17 duels out of 32.

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