SAITAMA. Urawa Reds demolishes Kashiwa Reysol 4-1 with goals of Y. Matsuo (7′), A. Schalk (24′), T. Chinen (57′) and A. Scholz (85′ pen). On the opposite side, Kashiwa Reysol scored with M. Hosoya (89′). Urawa Reds was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Saitama Stadium 2002 stadium in Saitama on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Ryuji Sato who had the assistance of Yusuke Hamamoto and Toshiyuki Wazumi. The 4th official was Noriyuki Suzuki. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 23.5 degrees Celsius or 74.34 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.
Urawa Reds was in firm control of the ball 65% while Kashiwa Reysol was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Kashiwa Reysol was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Urawa Reds was able to find the solution to win this encounter.
Urawa Reds shot 24 times, 9 on target, 15 off target. On the other side, Kashiwa Reysol shot 7 times, 4 on target, 3 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Urawa Reds. On the other side, Kashiwa Reysol received 5 yellow cards (M. Hosoya, Matheus Savio, T. Ominami, Dodi and T. Koga).
After playing this match, Urawa Reds will have 36 points like Nagoya Grampus to stay in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Kashiwa Reysol will stay with 44 points to stay in the 5th place.
A. Scholz (Penalty)
Kashiwa Reysol will host Kawasaki Frontale on the 17th of September with a 14-9 head to head stats in favor of Kawasaki Frontale (5 draws).
Urawa Reds: Formation and Lineups
Urawa Reds started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ricardo Rodríguez Suárez chose to play with the following team: Zion Suzuki , Yuta Miyamoto , Alexander Scholz , Tetsuya Chinen , Takahiro Akimoto , Atsuki Ito , Ken Iwao , Takahiro Sekine , Tomoaki Okubo , Alex Schalk and Yusuke Matsuo .
Urawa Reds made 5 changes: T. Okubo for K. Matsuzaki (66′), A. Schalk for A. Esaka (66′), A. Ito for K. Shibato (71′), Y. Matsuo for K. Junker (71′) and K. Iwao for K. Yasui (84′).
Best player: Zion Suzuki
The player that probably impressed the most for Urawa Reds was the goalkeeper: Zion Suzuki. His rating is 7.85. He performed 3 saves.
Kashiwa Reysol: Formation and Lineups
Kashiwa Reysol started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).
On the opposite side, Nélson Baptista Júnior played with: Masato Sasaki , Yuta Someya , Takumi Kamijima , Taiyo Koga , Keiya Shiihashi , Takuma Ominami , Matheus Sávio , Dodi , Hiromu Mitsumaru , Douglas and Mao Hosoya .
Kashiwa Reysol made 4 changes: Douglas for Y. Muto (46′), Matheus Savio for T. Koyamatsu (55′), Y. Someya for K. Kitazume (67′) and K. Shiihashi for T. Kato (67′).
Top player: Takuto Kato
Probably the most impressive player in Kashiwa Reysol was Takuto Kato.
His rating iswith 5 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 67′.
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