TOSU. Vissel Kobe tops Sagan Tosu 1-0 after T. Izumi scored just 1 goal (22′). Sagan Tosu lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Ekimae Real Estate Stadium (Tosu) stadium in Tosu on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Hayato Shimizu who had the assistance of Akane Yagi and Yusuke Shiotsu. The 4th official was Hironori Tajima. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16 degrees Celsius or 60.76 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 54%.
- 60 Ball Possession 40
- 2 Total 15
- 0 On Target 4
- 1 Off Target 8
- 1 Shots blocked 3
- 66 Attack 133
- 29 Dangerous attack 66
- 133 Ball safe 83
- 0 Penalties 0
- 3 Corners 6
- 2 Off Sides 3
- 10 Total 9
- 1 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 3
Sagan Tosu was in firm control of the ball 60% while Vissel Kobe was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Vissel Kobe was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Vissel Kobe won the encounter.
Sagan Tosu shot 2 times, 0 on target, 1 off target. Regarding the opposition, Vissel Kobe shot 15 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.
Sagan Tosu received 1 yellow card (K. Yamazaki). On the other side, Vissel Kobe didn’t receive any yellow card.
After playing this encounter, Sagan Tosu will stay with 4 points to remain in the 15th place. On the other side, Vissel Kobe will have 12 points to sit in the 1st place.
In the next match in the J-League, Sagan Tosu will host Kawasaki Frontale on the 2nd of December with a 10-5 head to head stats in favor of Kawasaki Frontale (7 draws).
Vissel Kobe will play away agasint Gamba Osaka on the 2nd of December with a 13-12 head to head stats in favor of Gamba Osaka (6 draws).
Sagan Tosu – Formation
Sagan Tosu started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Kenta Kawai decided to play with the following team: Park Il-Kyu, Yuto Iwasaki , Kosuke Yamazaki , Masaya Tashiro , Shinya Nakano , Akito Fukuta , So Kawahara , Taichi Kikuchi , Yuji Ono , Fuchi Honda and Jun Nishikawa .
The home team had on the bench: Yuki Horigome, Cayman Togashi, Ryonosuke Kabayama , Kiriya Sakamoto, Yuta Fujiwara , Kei Uchiyama and Yoshiki Narahara .
Sagan Tosu could not rely on the presence of Y. Fujihara (injured).
Sagan Tosu made 5 changes: Yuji Ono for Yuki Horigome (57′), F. Honda for Cayman Togashi (57′), C. Togashi for Yuta Fujiwara (64′), Taichi Kikuchi for Ryonosuke Kabayama (74′) and Y. Iwasaki for Yoshiki Narahara (74′).
Best player: Park Il-Kyu
The player that probably impressed the most for Sagan Tosu was the goalkeeper: Park Il-Kyu. His rating is 7.14. He performed 3 saves.
Vissel Kobe – Formation
Vissel Kobe started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Takayuki Yoshida played with: Daiya Maekawa, Gotoku Sakai , Tetsushi Yamakawa , Yuki Honda , Ryo Hatsuse , Hotaru Yamaguchi , Mitsuki Saito , Haruya Ide , Yoshinori Muto , Yuya Osako and Toya Izumi .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Phelipe Megiolaro Alves, Shuhei Kawasaki, Stefan Mugoša, Daiju Sasaki, Koya Yuruki , Leo Osaki and Yusei Ozaki.
Vissel Kobe made 3 changes: Toya Izumi for Koya Yuruki (56′), Haruya Ide for Daiju Sasaki (66′) and Yoshinori Muto for Leo Osaki (86′).
Best player: Ryo Hatsuse
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Vissel Kobe was Ryo Hatsuse even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 44 passes (72% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 12 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the J-League.
- Kawasaki Frontale – Cerezo Osaka – 0-0
- Sagan Tosu – Vissel Kobe – 0-1
- Gamba Osaka – Consadole Sapporo – 2-2
- Urawa Reds – Albirex Niigata – 2-1
- Nagoya Grampus – Tokyo – 0-0
- Yokohama – Kyoto Sanga – 1-4
- Yokohama F. Marinos – Kashima Antlers – 2-1