Competition: J.League Division 1
Date: Saturday, 1st May 2010 (16:00 kick off)
Venue: Todoroki Stadium
|RENATINHO 37', 68'
SAKAMOTO 39' (pen.)
USUI sent off 65'
DF IGAWA (yellow card 82')
MF TANIGUCHI (replaced by KUSUKAMI 62'(yellow card 77'))
MF NAKAMURA (yellow card 86')
MF VITOR JUNIOR (replaced by NOBORIZATO 74')
FW RENATINHO (replaced by YOKOYAMA 90')
Another valuable three points at fortress Todoroki. But might things have been different without the 65th-minute dismissal of Shonan defender Kohei Usui?
I'm not saying he didn't deserve to get his marching orders for what was a careless, two-footed, potential ankle-breaker on Komiyama. But up until the red card Frontale were still trailing their Kanagawa neighbours 2-1 and looking decidedly uncreative in the final third.
In the end it was a comfortable win. But be warned - there'll be plenty more hairy moments like Saturday's as long as the Terada-Igawa axis keeps coughing up cheap goals.