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2013-03-13 [ACL Group G] Beijing Guoan (CHN) 2-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima

Posted by stefanole on 2013/03/14

*article edited March 15th with some more comments. Jsgoal also has an interesting article in Japanese about the creepy atmosphere in Beijing precipitated by having Sanfrecce escorted by five police cars and the stadium guarded by armed paramilitaries and soldiers, as well as constant warnings about air pollution. This culture of intimidation goes a long way to explaining Chinese teams’ success in China against Japanese teams as much as (or even moreso than) superior ability, but Sanfrecce can only learn from this and improve.

Another photo of Sanfrecce players looking glum. From: http://blog.livedoor.jp/domesoccer/archives/52022547.html

Another photo of Sanfrecce players looking glum. From: http://blog.livedoor.jp/domesoccer/archives/52022547.html

Sanfrecce left the Beijing Workers Stadium empty-handed after suffering through another ACL game. Read the rest of this entry »

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2013-02-27 [ACL Group G] Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-2 Bunyodkor (UZB)

Posted by stefanole on 2013/02/27

Sanfrecce’s 2013 Asian Champions League campaign got off to a disappointing start as they fell 0-2 to Uzbekistan’s Bunyodkor. Sanfrecce were the better team for most of the match, but failed to make their possession pay and were punished by Bunyodkor’s classic away-team counter-attacks. Read the rest of this entry »

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2010 Season Preview: Sanfrecce target Asian glory in 2010

Posted by stefanole on 2010/02/22

This article first appeared in my column at the Wide Island View, the online magazine for JETs in Hiroshima prefecture.

Sanfrecce fans last May - stefanole

The new football season in Japan is just around the corner, and Sanfrecce have already set their sights on the crown of Asian football. Read the rest of this entry »

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