J-League: Vissel Kobe snatches a 2-1 win against Tokyo 2-1

KOBE. Vissel Kobe topped Tokyo to win 2-1. A goal from Leandro was decisive in the 90min.


KOBE. Vissel Kobe beat Tokyo to win 2-1. A goal from Leandro was decisive in the 90min. It was Vissel Kobe to strike first with a goal of H. Yamaguchi at the 11′. Then R. Kikuchi scored again for Vissel Kobe in the 26′ minute with a goal. Eventually, Leandro reduced the distance for Tokyo with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

The match was played at the NOEVIR Stadium Kobe stadium in Kobe on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Takuto Okabe who was helped by Kota Watanabe and Hironobu Kikawada. The 4th official was Akihito Kawasaki. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 28.6 degrees Celsius or 83.55 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Vissel Kobe was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Tokyo that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Tokyo was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 2 were on target. Nevertheless, Vissel Kobe found a way to find the solution to win this contest.​

Vissel Kobe shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Tokyo shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Vissel Kobe. On the other side, Tokyo received 2 yellow cards (K. Bangunagande and M. Morishige).

After playing this encounter, Vissel Kobe will have 25 points to stay in the 17th place. On the other side, Tokyo will stay with 40 points like Sagan Tosu to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 11'

    H. Yamaguchi

  • 26'

    R. Kikuchi

    K. Yuruki

  • 46'

    K. Higashi

    S. Abe

  • 46'


    K. Konno

  • 54'

    T. Yamakawa

    D. Sasaki

  • 56'

    K. Bangunagande

  • 66'

    L. Phellype


  • 66'


    K. Tsukagawa

  • 70'

    Y. Goke

    Y. Kobayashi

  • 71'

    Y. Kobayashi


  • 75'

    M. Morishige

  • 76'

    S. Kimura

    K. Bangunagande

  • 76'

    R. Hatsuse

    N. Iino

  • 77'

    N. Fujimoto

    Y. Muto

  • 90'


Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Vissel Kobe will host Gamba Osaka on the 18th of September with a 13-10 head to head in favor of Gamba Osaka (6 draws).

Tokyo will host Kyoto Sanga on the 18th of September with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Tokyo (3 draws).

Vissel Kobe: Formation and Lineups

Vissel Kobe adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Takayuki Yoshida chose to play with the following team: Hiroki Ilkura (7.1), Nanasei Iino (7.0), Ryuho Kikuchi (7.5), Thuler (7.2), Gotoku Sakai (7.0), Hotaru Yamaguchi (7.5), Leo Osaki (6.5), Yuki Kobayashi (6.6), Daiju Sasaki (6.3), Yoshinori Muto (6.4) and Koya Yuruki (7.5).


Vissel Kobe made 5 changes: D. Sasaki for T. Yamakawa (54′), Y. Kobayashi for Y. Goke (70′), Thuler for Y. Kobayashi (71′), N. Iino for R. Hatsuse (76′) and Y. Muto for N. Fujimoto (77′).

Top player: Koya Yuruki

The player who no doubt impressed Vissel Kobe the most was Koya Yuruki even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 34 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 12. He performed 3 crosses.

Tokyo: Formation and Lineups

Also Tokyo adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Albert Puig Ortoneda played with: Jakub Słowik (6.2), Yuto Nagatomo (6.4), Yasuki Kimoto (7.1), Masato Morishige (7.1), Kashifu Bangunagande (6.4), Shuto Abe (7.0), Koki Tsukagawa (7.0), Kuryu Matsuki (7.3), Kazuya Konno (6.8), Diego Oliveira (6.8) and Ryoma Watanabe (6.5).


Tokyo made 5 changes: S. Abe for K. Higashi (46′), K. Konno for Adailton (46′), Diego for L. Phellype (66′), K. Tsukagawa for Leandro (66′) and K. Bangunagande for S. Kimura (76′).

Top player: Kuryu Matsuki

The player who no doubt impressed Tokyo the most was Kuryu Matsuki.

His rating is (7.3) with 42 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.

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