KOBE. Vissel Kobe snatched a late win Avispa Fukuoka 1-0 after D. scored just 1 goal (86′). Its vastly superior ball possession (70%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the NOEVIR Stadium Kobe stadium in Kobe on Saturday and it started at 7:00 am local time. The referee was Nobutsugu Murakami with the help of Shinji Ochi and Yusuke Hamamoto. The 4th official was Yu Fujita. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 24.1 degrees Celsius or 75.4 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 89%.
- ! 70 Ball Possession 30
- 11 Total 3
- 4 On Target 2
- 7 Off Target 1
- 2 Shots blocked 0
- 93 Attack 71
- 57 Dangerous attack 33
- 78 Ball safe 55
- 0 Penalties 0
- 5 Corners 2
- 12 Total 15
- 2 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 6
Vissel Kobe was in firm control of the ball 70% while Avispa Fukuoka was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Vissel Kobe was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Vissel Kobe won the match.
Vissel Kobe shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Avispa Fukuoka shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target.
Vissel Kobe received 2 yellow cards (Y. Muto and Y. Goke). On the opposite side, Avispa Fukuoka received 2 yellow cards (Y. Yamagishi and Juanma Delgado).
After this contest, Vissel Kobe will have 60 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Avispa Fukuoka will stay with 46 points like Tokyo to stay in the 8th place.
In the next match in the J-League, Vissel Kobe will play away with Nagoya Grampus on the 24th of October with a 15-9 head to head stats in favor of Nagoya Grampus (1 draw).
Avispa Fukuoka will play away agasint Consadole Sapporo on the 24th of October with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Consadole Sapporo (0 draws).
Vissel Kobe – Formation
Vissel Kobe started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Atsuhiro Miura decided to play with the following team: Hiroki Ilkura, Gotoku Sakai , Ryuho Kikuchi , Yuki Kobayashi , Ryo Hatsuse , Yuta Goke , Sergi Samper , Daiju Sasaki , Andrés Iniesta , Bojan Krkic and Yoshinori Muto .
The home team had on the bench: Daiya Maekawa, Tetsushi Yamakawa, Leo Osaki, Shion Inoue, Yuya Nakasaka , Douglas and Lincoln .
Vissel Kobe made 4 changes: D. Sasaki for Lincoln (61′), B. Krkic for Douglas (61′), A. Iniesta for Y. Nakasaka (85′) and R. Hatsuse for T. Yamakawa (88′).
Best player: Gotoku Sakai
The most impressive player for Vissel Kobe was Gotoku Sakai even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 56 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 4 crosses.
Avispa Fukuoka – Formation
Avispa Fukuoka started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the opposite side, Shigetoshi Hasebe played with: Masaaki Murakami, Emil Salomonsson , Tatsuki Nara , Daiki Miya , Masato Yuzawa , Takeshi Kanamori , Shun Nakamura , Hiroyuki Mae , Sotan Tanabe , Juanma Delgado and Yuya Yamagishi .
They had on the bench: Takumi Yamanoi, Douglas Grolli, Naoki Wako, Daisuke Ishizu , Taro Sugimoto , Jordy Croux and John Mary .
Avispa Fukuoka made 5 changes: Juanma Delgado for J. Mary (70′), T. Kanamori for J. Croux (70′), Y. Yamagishi for D. Ishizu (76′), M. Yuzawa for N. Wako (88′) and S. Tanabe for T. Sugimoto (88′).
Best player: Taro Sugimoto
The most impressive player for Avispa Fukuoka was Taro Sugimoto.
His rating iswith 1 passes (0% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 2.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 88′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the J-League.
- Sagan Tosu – Shonan Bellmare – 1-1
- Urawa Reds – Gamba Osaka – 1-1
- Shimizu S-Pulse – Kashiwa Reysol – 0-1
- Yokohama – Tokushima Vortis – 5-3
- Vissel Kobe – Avispa Fukuoka – 1-0
- Yokohama F. Marinos – Consadole Sapporo – 2-1