Sunday, August 01, 2010

Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 Vegalta Sendai

Competition: J.League Division 1
Date: Sunday, 1st August 2010 (19:00 kick off)
Venue: Todoroki Stadium
Attendance: 16,326


Scoresheet:

JUNINHO 40'
KUROTSU 60'
TANIGUCHI 84'
SEKIGUCHI 24'
FERNANDINHO 27'


Teamsheet:

GK AIZAWA
DF ITO
DF IGAWA
DF KIKUCHI
DF KOMIYAMA (yellow card 74')
MF INAMOTO (replaced by YOKOYAMA 64' (yellow card 86'))
MF NAKAMURA
MF KUSUKAMI (replaced by RENATINHO 80')
MF VITOR JUNIOR
FW KUROTSU (replaced by TANIGUCHI 82' (yellow card 84'))
FW JUNINHO

Comment:

Now, that's more like the Frontale we all know and love - shambolic and inspired in almost equal measure.

Two goals down at the half-hour mark, only the most die-hard amongst the Frontale faithful would have envisaged a 3-2 final score. Which is strange, because it seems like only yesterday (and I suppose it is only really last season) when the boys in blue were renowned for this sort of comeback.

As it stands, the team is still clinging onto the title race by the skin of its teeth. However, with the wins against Sendai and Kyoto feeling more like points gained than the draws against Omiya and Yamagata have felt like points dropped, something's going to have to change if we're to keep pace with the likes of Kashima, Shimizu and Nagoya - all currently looking much more convincing as would-be champions.

Highlights:

To follow...


3 Comments:

Geoff said...

Unfortunately, I did not see this game. It was on at 6:00am over here.

Sounds like a great comeback. Is Kawasaki really playing a true 4-4-2 now?

16 000 seems like low attendance at Todoroki, no?

When I was there in May it was almost sold out.

manyar said...

Yep, it seems to be pretty much 4-4-2 at the minute. I imagine it'll stay like this unless a new striker is brought in, so it'd be nice to see Vitor (or Kusukami now he's getting picked) taking up a more advanced position.

I only saw the second half. A bit lucky to get the three points really - Sendai hit the post and skewed a couple of efforts wide with only Aizawa to beat. Their keeper also should have done better for Taniguchi's winner.

16k is low for Todoroki, but I guess people have got work in the morning.

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