J-League: Urawa Reds beats Nagoya Grampus 3-0

SAITAMA. Urawa Reds was finally too much to handle for Nagoya Grampus.


SAITAMA. Urawa Reds was after all too good for Nagoya Grampus with the goal of A. Scholz (21′), A. Ito (24′) and T. Sekine (36′).

The match was played at the Saitama Stadium 2002 stadium in Saitama on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.4 degrees Celsius or 72.3 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 100%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Urawa Reds was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Nagoya Grampus that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Urawa Reds was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Urawa Reds won the encounter.

Urawa Reds shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Nagoya Grampus shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.


Urawa Reds received 1 yellow card (T. Iwanami). On the other side, Nagoya Grampus received 2 yellow cards (Mateus and S. Nakatani).

After playing this contest, Urawa Reds will have 15 points like Júbilo Iwata to move up in the 17th place. On the other side, Nagoya Grampus will stay with 20 points like Kyoto Sanga and Consadole Sapporo to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 21'

    A. Scholz

    K. Iwao

  • 24'

    A. Ito

    T. Akimoto

  • 27'

    H. Abe

    R. Ishida

  • 30'

    T. Iwanami

  • 36'

    T. Sekine

  • 42'


  • 51'

    S. Nakatani

  • 52'

    T. Uchida

    K. Sento

  • 69'

    A. Schalk

    A. Ohata

  • 69'

    K. Shibato

    A. Ito

  • 73'

    K. Matsuzaki

    T. Okubo

  • 74'

    Y. Kakitani

    L. Silva

  • 80'

    D. Karlsson

    T. Sekine

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Urawa Reds will play away against Vissel Kobe on the 26th of June with a 12-10 head to head in favor of Urawa Reds (6 draws).

Nagoya Grampus will host Kashima Antlers on the 26th of June with a 17-10 head to head statistic in favor of Kashima Antlers (4 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: Shusaku Nishikawa (7.1), Yuta Miyamoto (7.4), Alexander Scholz (7.5), Takuya Iwanami (6.7), Ayumu Ohata (6.6), Atsuki Ito (8.8), Ken Iwao (7.5), Tomoaki Okubo (7.4), Ataru Esaka (6.6), Takahiro Sekine (7.0) and Takahiro Akimoto (8.0).


Urawa Reds made 4 changes: A. Ohata for A. Schalk (69′), A. Ito for K. Shibato (69′), T. Okubo for K. Matsuzaki (73′) and T. Sekine for D. Karlsson (80′).

Top player: Atsuki Ito

The player who no doubt impressed Urawa Reds the most was Atsuki Ito.

His rating is (8.8) with 1 goal, 34 passes (79% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.

Nagoya Grampus: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Kenta Hasegawa played with: Yohei Takeda (5.8), Shinnosuke Nakatani (6.7), Haruya Fujii (6.8), Yuichi Maruyama (6.4), Ryoya Morishita (6.2), Sho Inagaki (6.6), Leo Silva (6.1), Yuki Soma (6.2), Mateus (7.0), Keiya Sento (6.2) and Ryotaro Ishida (6.5).


Nagoya Grampus made 3 changes: R. Ishida for H. Abe (27′), K. Sento for T. Uchida (52′) and L. Silva for Y. Kakitani (74′).

Top player: Mateus

Probably the most impressive player in Nagoya Grampus was Mateus.

His rating is (7.0) with 16 passes (62% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 16. He performed 9 crosses.

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