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2009-08-15 Vissel Kobe 0-0 Sanfrecce

Posted by stefanole on 2009/08/25

Photo courtesy of La Famiglia di Kobe

Photo courtesy of La Famiglia di Kobe

Sanfrecce stretched their unbeaten run to four matches against a reinvigorated Vissel at the Kobe Universiade. This could be seen as two points lost, since Kobe had failed to win in six attempts prior to their last match against fellow strugglers and relegation candidates Kashiwa Reysol. However, Vissel are entering a honeymoon period after appointing a new manager in the preceding week, and they have since beaten the league leaders Kashima Antlers at home.

According to the Japan Times, the tenure of Vissel’s new manager MIURA Toshiya was announced on the 5th of August. Miura replaced Brazilian Caio Junior, who was lured to the Gulf as part of Qatari football’s sporadic attempts to spend their way out of mediocrity.

Mihael MIKIC was back for Sanfrecce, after serving a two-match suspension for yellow cards accumulated (one match, plus one for having served a suspension for a red card earlier in the season I believe). The rest of the side was unchanged from the one that overcame Kashima Antlers two weeks previously.

Since there are no highlights of the game on youtube, I can’t comment on the gameplay, although there is a report on La Famiglia di Kobe‘s site.

Attendance:

17,432 (J-League average 19,278**)

Lineup:

……………………………HISATO (FW)
………TAKAYANAGI…………KASHIWAGI (AMF)
…HATTORI………………………………MIKIC (MF)
……NAKAJIMA…………………………AOYAMA (DMF)
…MAKINO…………STOYANOV…………MORIWAKI (DF)
……………………NAKABAYASHI (GK)

Used Substitutes:

RI (MIKIC 83′)
RAKUYAMA (TAKAYANAGI 89′)

Misconduct:

MAKINO (YC #6, 29′)

Highlights:

none (wtf?)

**Average attendance for J1 in the 2008 season.

3 Responses to “2009-08-15 Vissel Kobe 0-0 Sanfrecce”

  1. Paul said

    I travelled down to this game, and can pretty much say there were no highlights at all! Vissel were playing so defensively throughout the game, and Sanfrecce couldn’t really break through except for the odd chance (I think it was a Stoyanov free kick which came closest).

    Anyways, I look forward to reading your write-up on the Reds game!

  2. […] A drab away draw at Vissel Kobe and a plodding home win against an injury-decimated Oita Trinita prefaced another season-defining win, as Sanfrecce overcame the arrogant Urawa Red Diamonds in front of a five-year record home crowd at the Big Arch. Urawa’s German manager, Volke FINKE, was publicly denounced by the president of the Japan Football Association for criticising his players for not diving more against Sanfrecce. INUKAI Motoaki was reported to have said of Finke, “It’s unbelievable he said that. It’s hopeless. … He’s not qualified to be a manager.” It was the first time Sanfrecce had beaten the Reds in ten years, and the action was every bit as rancorous as the aftermath suggests. […]

  3. […] A drab away draw at Vissel Kobe and a plodding home win against an injury-decimated Oita Trinita prefaced another season-defining win, as Sanfrecce overcame the arrogant Urawa Red Diamonds in front of a five-year record home crowd at the Big Arch. Urawa’s German manager, Volke FINKE, was publicly denounced by the president of the Japan Football Association for criticising his players for not diving more against Sanfrecce. INUKAI Motoaki was reported to have said of Finke, “It’s unbelievable he said that. It’s hopeless. … He’s not qualified to be a manager”. It was the first time Sanfrecce had beaten the Reds in ten years, and the action was every bit as rancorous as the aftermath suggests. […]

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