J-League: Urawa Reds draws 0-0 with Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Friday

SAITAMA. Urawa Reds 0-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima ended up goalless.


SAITAMA. Urawa Reds 0-0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima didn’t manage to score any goal on Friday..

The match was played at the Saitama Stadium 2002 stadium in Saitama on Friday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Jumpei Iida who was helped by Satoshi Karakami and Daisuke Sakurai. The 4th official was Yukitaka Kumagai. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 19.1 degrees Celsius or 66.34 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 51% of the time vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Sanfrecce Hiroshima to win the match​.

Urawa Reds shot 14 times, 8 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima shot 17 times, 4 on target, 13 off target.


Urawa Reds received 2 yellow cards (Y. Hirano and K. Shibato). On the opposite side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima received 2 yellow cards (N. Ben Khalifa and G. Notsuda).

After this match, Urawa Reds will have 11 points like Nagoya Grampus and Júbilo Iwata to stay in the 14th place. On the opposite side, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will have 17 points like Cerezo Osaka and Consadole Sapporo to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 14'

    K. Mawatari (Goal Disallowed)

  • 38'

    N. Ben Khalifa

  • 46'

    T. Matsumoto

    N. Ben Khalifa

  • 53'

    Y. Hirano

  • 60'

    A. Esaka

    T. Sekine

  • 60'

    K. Junker

    A. Schalk

  • 74'

    K. Shibato

    A. Ito

  • 74'

    Y. Matsuo

    Y. Koizumi

  • 83'

    K. Shibato

  • 84'

    K. Shibasaki

    T. Morishima

  • 84'

    Y. Asano

    M. Mitsuta

  • 87'

    G. Notsuda

  • 90'

    R. Nagai

    Junior Santos

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Urawa Reds will host Yokohama F. Marinos on the 18th of May with a 15-12 head to head stats in favor of Yokohama F. Marinos (5 draws).

Sanfrecce Hiroshima will host Kyoto Sanga on the 21st of May with a 4-1 head to head statistic in favor of Sanfrecce Hiroshima (2 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 (7.3), Kazuaki Mawatari (7.4), Takuya Iwanami (7.2), Alexander Scholz (7.1), Takahiro Akimoto (7.1), Atsuki Ito (7.4), Yuichi Hirano (6.4), David Moberg Karlsson (6.7), Yoshio Koizumi (6.2), Takahiro Sekine (6.9) and Alex Schalk (7.0).


Urawa Reds made 4 changes: T. Sekine for A. Esaka (60′), A. Schalk for K. Junker (60′), A. Ito for K. Shibato (74′) and Y. Koizumi for Y. Matsuo (74′).

Top player: Kazuaki Mawatari

The player who no doubt impressed Urawa Reds the most was Kazuaki Mawatari.

His rating is (7.4) with 50 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 4 crosses.

Sanfrecce Hiroshima: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Michael Skibbe played with: Keisuke Osako (8.6), Tsukasa Shiotani (7.2), Hayato Araki (6.9), Sho Sasaki (7.1), Gakuto Notsuda (7.5), Tomoya Fujii (6.9), Tsukasa Morishima (7.3), Makoto Mitsuta (7.1), Yoshifumi Kashiwa (7.3), Nassim Ben Khalifa (6.7) and Júnior Santos (7.4).


Sanfrecce Hiroshima made 4 changes: N. Ben Khalifa for T. Matsumoto (46′), T. Morishima for K. Shibasaki (84′), M. Mitsuta for Y. Asano (84′) and Junior Santos for R. Nagai (90′).

Best player: Keisuke Osako

The player that probably impressed the most for Sanfrecce Hiroshima was the goalkeeper: Keisuke Osako. His rating is 8.63. He performed 7 saves.

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