HIROSHIMA. Sanfrecce Hiroshima was ultimately too strong for Kashima Antlers with the goal of Y. Kashiwa was the key player of the match after he scored in the 38th and 79th minute. Y. Kashiwa (38′), M. Mitsuta (63′) and Y. Kashiwa (79′).
The match was played at the EDION Stadium stadium in Hiroshima on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Takuto Okabe with the help of Hideaki Nishio and Yusuke Shiotsu. The 4th official was Hironori Tajima. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 23.9 degrees Celsius or 74.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 63%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Sanfrecce Hiroshima was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Kashima Antlers that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Sanfrecce Hiroshima was more pushing with 55 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sanfrecce Hiroshima won the match.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Kashima Antlers shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima received 2 yellow cards (G. Notsuda and Junior Santos). On the opposite side, Kashima Antlers received 1 yellow card (R. Hirose).
After playing this match, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will have 17 points like Cerezo Osaka and Consadole Sapporo to move up in the 7th place. On the other side, Kashima Antlers will stay with 25 points to sit in the 1st place.
In the next match in the J-League, Sanfrecce Hiroshima will play away with Sagan Tosu on the 4th of November with a 10-5 head to head stats in favor of Sanfrecce Hiroshima (6 draws).
Kashima Antlers will host Gamba Osaka on the 4th of November with a 11-10 head to head record in favor of Kashima Antlers (10 draws).
Sanfrecce Hiroshima – Formation
Sanfrecce Hiroshima started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Michael Skibbe decided to play with the following team: .
Sanfrecce Hiroshima made 5 changes: G. Notsuda for T. Matsumoto (46′), N. Ben Khalifa for R. Nagai (82′), Junior Santos for K. Shibasaki (82′), Y. Kashiwa for S. Higashi (90′) and M. Mitsuta for Y. Asano (90′).
Kashima Antlers – Formation
Kashima Antlers started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
René Weiler played with: .
Kashima Antlers made 5 changes: K. Tsunemoto for R. Hirose (46′), Y. Matsumura for Pituca (46′), Y. Higuchi for Juan (71′), I. Sekigawa for Kim Min-Tae (71′) and A. Ueda for I. Someno (86′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the J-League.