J-League: Sanfrecce Hiroshima tops Kyoto Sanga 3-1

HIROSHIMA. Sanfrecce Hiroshima prevails over Kyoto Sanga 3-1.

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HIROSHIMA. Sanfrecce Hiroshima conquers Kyoto Sanga 3-1. Sanfrecce Hiroshima got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from M. Mitsuta (5′) and Junior Santos (26′). Kyoto Sanga tried to recover with a goal from K. Taketomi (42′). However, the match was closed by an own goal (66′) scored by S. Asada for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The match was played at the EDION Stadium stadium in Hiroshima on Saturday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Koichiro Fukushima with the assistance of Jun Mihara and Kentaro Matsui. The 4th official was Yukimasa Anai. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.9 degrees Celsius or 71.38 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.​

Match Statistics

Sanfrecce Hiroshima was in firm control of the ball 55% while Kyoto Sanga was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima was more aggressive with 108 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sanfrecce Hiroshima won the match.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Kyoto Sanga shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

No yellow cards were issued to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. On the opposite side, Kyoto Sanga received 1 yellow card (H. Tawiah).

After this match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will have 18 points like Tokyo to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Kyoto Sanga will stay with 17 points like Cerezo Osaka, Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 5'
    5'

    M. Mitsuta

  • 26'
    26'

    Junior Santos

  • 42'
    42'

    K. Taketomi

    P. Utaka

  • 46'
    46'

    D. Kaneko

    S. Takeda

  • 46'
    46'

    R. Inoue

    T. Matsuda

  • 46'
    46'

    Y. Toyokawa

    T. Miyayoshi

  • 55'
    55'

    H. Tawiah

  • 66'
    66'

    S. Asada (OG)

  • 68'
    68'

    S. Fukuoka

    S. Kawasaki

  • 68'
    68'

    G. Omae

    K. Taketomi

  • 77'
    77'

    S. Higashi

    Y. Kashiwa

  • 77'
    77'

    K. Shibasaki

    N. Ben Khalifa

  • 83'
    83'

    R. Nagai

    Junior Santos

  • 83'
    83'

    T. Matsumoto

    M. Mitsuta

  • 88'
    88'

    Y. Naganuma

    G. Notsuda

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will play away against Gamba Osaka on the 25th of May with a 15-8 head to head in favor of Gamba Osaka (7 draws).

Kyoto Sanga will play away with Yokohama F. Marinos on the 25th of May with a 3-2 head to head stats in favor of Yokohama F. Marinos (1 draw).

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Michael Skibbe chose to play with the following team: Keisuke Osako (6.4), Tsukasa Shiotani (6.3), Hayato Araki (7.4), Sho Sasaki (7.2), Gakuto Notsuda (7.8), Tomoya Fujii (6.9), Makoto Mitsuta (8.0), Tsukasa Morishima (6.8), Yoshifumi Kashiwa (7.4), Nassim Ben Khalifa (6.5) and Júnior Santos (7.9).

Substitutes

Sanfrecce Hiroshima made 5 changes: Y. Kashiwa for S. Higashi (77′), N. Ben Khalifa for K. Shibasaki (77′), Junior Santos for R. Nagai (83′), M. Mitsuta for T. Matsumoto (83′) and G. Notsuda for Y. Naganuma (88′).

Top player: Makoto Mitsuta

Probably the most impressive player in Sanfrecce Hiroshima was Makoto Mitsuta.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 36 passes (77% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.

Kyoto Sanga: Formation and Lineups

Kyoto Sanga started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Kwi-Jea Cho played with: Naoto Kamifukumoto (6.6), Kosuke Shirai (6.4), Hisashi Appiah Tawiah (6.5), Shogo Asada (6.6), Daigo Araki (6.1), Shohei Takeda (6.4), Sota Kawasaki (7.0), Temma Matsuda (6.1), Takumi Miyayoshi (6.5), Peter Utaka (6.8) and Kosuke Taketomi (7.2).

Substitutes

Kyoto Sanga made 5 changes: S. Takeda for D. Kaneko (46′), T. Matsuda for R. Inoue (46′), T. Miyayoshi for Y. Toyokawa (46′), S. Kawasaki for S. Fukuoka (68′) and K. Taketomi for G. Omae (68′).

Top player: Kosuke Taketomi

Probably the most impressive player in Kyoto Sanga was Kosuke Taketomi.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 15 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 8.

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