CHōFU. Kashima Antlers overcome Tokyo to win 2-1. It was Kashima Antlers to strike first with a goal of Arthur at the 45′. Then A. Ueda scored again for Kashima Antlers in the 65′ minute with a goal. Eventually, R. Watanabe reduced the distance for Tokyo with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Tokyo was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (62%).
The match was played at the Ajinomoto Stadium stadium in Chōfu on Saturday and it started at 5:00 am local time. The referee was Takuto Okabe with the help of Tomokazu Tajiri and Yusuke Hamamoto. The 4th official was Tomokazu Sato. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 18 degrees Celsius or 64.4 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 35%.
- ! 62 Ball Possession 38
- 8 Total 13
- 3 On Target 7
- 5 Off Target 6
- 2 Shots blocked 1
- 102 Attack 98
- 58 Dangerous attack 63
- 82 Ball safe 74
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 3
- 2 Off Sides 1
- 12 Total 8
- 2 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 4
Tokyo was in firm control of the ball 62% while Kashima Antlers was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Kashima Antlers was more aggressive with 63 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Kashima Antlers won the match.
Tokyo shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Kashima Antlers shot 13 times, 7 on target, 6 off target.
Tokyo received 2 yellow cards (J. Oumari and T. Kodama). Talking about the opposition, Kashima Antlers didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this match, Tokyo will stay with 46 points like Avispa Fukuoka to stay in the 9th place. Talking about the opposition, Kashima Antlers will have 56 points to stay in the 6th place.
In the next match in the J-League, Tokyo will host Shimizu S-Pulse on the 3rd of November with a 15-7 head to head in favor of Tokyo (5 draws).
Kashima Antlers will play away agasint Sanfrecce Hiroshima on the 3rd of November with a 13-8 head to head in favor of Kashima Antlers (8 draws).
Tokyo – Formation
Tokyo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Kenta Hasegawa decided to play with the following team: Tsuyoshi Kodama, Takumi Nakamura , Masato Morishige , Joan Oumari , Yuto Nagatomo , Takuya Aoki , Shuto Abe , Diego Oliveira , Yojiro Takahagi , Adailton and Kensuke Nagai .
The home team had on the bench: Keigo Higashi, Ryoma Watanabe , Kazuya Konno , Hirotaka Mita , Nobuyuki Abe, Manato Shinada and Rio Omori.
Tokyo could not rely on the presence of R. Watanabe (injured).
Tokyo made 4 changes: Diego for R. Watanabe (35′), Y. Takahagi for K. Higashi (66′), T. Aoki for H. Mita (66′) and K. Nagai for K. Konno (83′).
Best player: Shuto Abe
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Tokyo was Shuto Abe.
His rating iswith 67 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 7.
Kashima Antlers – Formation
Kashima Antlers started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Naoki Soma played with: Yuya Oki, Keigo Tsunemoto , Ikuma Sekigawa , Koki Machida , Koki Anzai , Juan Alano , Kento Misao , Diego Pituca , Arthur Caíke , Shoma Doi and Ayase Ueda .
These were the players on the bench: Ryotaro Araki, Rikuto Hirose, Sun Tae Kwoun, Yasushi Endo, Ryuji Izumi , Leo Silva and Itsuki Someno .
Kashima Antlers made 4 changes: K. Misao for L. Silva (46′), S. Doi for R. Araki (76′), Arthur for R. Izumi (76′) and Juan for I. Someno (83′).
Best player: Diego Pituca
The most impressive player for Kashima Antlers was Diego Pituca even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 40 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the J-League.
- Vegalta Sendai – Sanfrecce Hiroshima – 2-0
- Tokyo – Kashima Antlers – 1-2
- Tokushima Vortis – Oita Trinita – 1-1
- Shonan Bellmare – Yokohama – 2-1
- Gamba Osaka – Sagan Tosu – 1-0