2011-04-03 Results of two training matches: 2-0 @Nagoya, 2-3 vs Kitakyushu
Posted by stefanole on 2011/04/03
The first game was played against Nagoya Grampus, and was contested by the first team. The goals were scored by David MUJIRI and SATO Hisato as Sanfrecce won the match 2-0.
Mujiri continues to impress for Sanfrecce, with some Japanese fans now also beginning to appreciate his contributions. GK NISHIKAWA Shusaku and new DF MIZUMOTO Hiroki are also mentioned in Twitter “dispatches”, with DF/MF ISHIKAWA “Nori” Hironori praised for his work-ethic.
Tactically, Sanfrecce tried out defensive midfielder MORISAKI “Kazu” Kazuyuki at right-back, in the absence of MORIWAKI Ryota (to quote some of my Japanese students, “I don’ know!”). After 63 minutes, most of the team was rejigged, and Kazu was moved to the centre of defence (again, I don’t know where Ante TOMIC is in this, but it may be that he is surplus to requirements after all).
The second game was played against J League sophomores Giravanz Kitakyushu (pronounced with a hard G), and was contested by the reserves, along with Sanfrecce Youth 2nd-year student YANAGAWA Koki (who was capped in 2010 for Japan U17, but is too old to travel with the 2011 squad to Mexico). Sanfrecce lost the match 2-3, with OSAKI Junya and HATTORI Kota scoring the goals for the home team.
Nagoya Grampus 0-2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
0′ to 63′
TAKAHAGI (CHUNSON 45′)
64′ to 90′
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-3 Giravanz Kitakyushu
HATTORI 39′ (NISHIOKA 69′)
YAMAZAKI (YANAGAWA* 79′)