Júbilo Iwata recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Nagoya Grampus 2-1 with Y. Otsu scoring 2 goals

IWATA. Júbilo Iwata manages to find the solution against Nagoya Grampus to win 2-1. Y. Otsu was the key to score 2 goals.


IWATA. Júbilo Iwata manages to find the solution against Nagoya Grampus to win 2-1. Y. Otsu was the key to score 2 goals. It was Nagoya Grampus to strike first with a goal of Mateus at the 43′. Then it was a goal in the 84′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Y. Otsu gave the win to Júbilo Iwata in the 85′ minute with a goal scoring a double.

The match was played at the Yamaha Stadium stadium in Iwata on Thursday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Hiroki Kasahara who had the assistance of Tomokazu Tajiri and Noriyuki Suzuki. The 4th official was Takeshi Asada. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.7 degrees Celsius or 63.9 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 65%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Júbilo Iwata was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Nagoya Grampus that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.

Júbilo Iwata was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Júbilo Iwata won the match.

Júbilo Iwata shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Nagoya Grampus shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target.


Júbilo Iwata received 1 yellow card (K. Sugimoto). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Nagoya Grampus.

After this match, Júbilo Iwata will have 8 points like Avispa Fukuoka and Shimizu S-Pulse to stay in the 15th place. On the opposite side, Nagoya Grampus will stay with 10 points like Urawa Reds, Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 13'

    R. Queiroz de Alencastro Graça (Goal Disallowed)

  • 43'


    R. Morishita

  • 46'

    F. Gonzalez

    N. Yamamoto

  • 61'

    K. Sento

    H. Abe

  • 65'

    K. Sugimoto

  • 71'

    Y. Otsu

    K. Sugimoto

  • 77'

    R. Germain

    K. Omori

  • 78'

    Y. Yoshida

    L. Silva

  • 78'

    M. Kanazaki

    Y. Kakitani

  • 84'

    Y. Otsu

  • 85'

    Y. Otsu

  • 86'

    T. Pagnussat

    Y. Soma

  • 86'

    T. Uchida

    R. Morishita

  • 90'

    K. Oi

    M. Matsumoto

Next match

In the upcoming J-League match, Júbilo Iwata will play away with Kashima Antlers on the 3rd of May with a 13-3 head to head record in favor of Kashima Antlers (8 draws).

Nagoya Grampus will host Kyoto Sanga on the 3rd of May with a 4-0 head to head stats in favor of Nagoya Grampus (2 draws).

Júbilo Iwata: Formation and Lineups

Júbilo Iwata started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Akira Ito chose to play with the following team: Alexei Koşelev (6.4), Norimichi Yamamoto (6.8), Makito Ito (6.8), Ricardo Graça (6.7), Yuto Suzuki (6.4), Yasuhito Endo (8.0), Rikiya Uehara (7.3), Daiki Ogawa (6.1), Masaya Matsumoto (7.1), Kotaro Omori (7.1) and Kenyu Sugimoto (6.8).


Júbilo Iwata made 4 changes: N. Yamamoto for F. Gonzalez (46′), K. Sugimoto for Y. Otsu (71′), K. Omori for R. Germain (77′) and M. Matsumoto for K. Oi (90′).

Top player: Yuki Otsu

Probably the most impressive player in Júbilo Iwata was Yuki Otsu.

His rating is (8.6) with 2 goals, 5 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes. He performed 1 cross.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 71′.

Nagoya Grampus: Formation and Lineups

Nagoya Grampus started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the opposite side, Kenta Hasegawa played with: Mitchell Langerak (6.2), Shinnosuke Nakatani (6.8), Haruya Fujii (6.8), Yuichi Maruyama (6.4), Ryoya Morishita (6.6), Sho Inagaki (7.1), Leo Silva (7.4), Hiroyuki Abe (7.0), Yuki Soma (7.1), Mateus (7.4) and Yoichiro Kakitani (6.9).


Nagoya Grampus made 5 changes: H. Abe for K. Sento (61′), L. Silva for Y. Yoshida (78′), Y. Kakitani for M. Kanazaki (78′), Y. Soma for T. Pagnussat (86′) and R. Morishita for T. Uchida (86′).

Top player: Leo Silva

Probably the most impressive player in Nagoya Grampus was Leo Silva.

His rating is (7.4) with 57 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7.

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