S-Pulse 3-2 Niigata
Okazaki 11 ----------------Matsushita 15
Johnsen 86 ----------------Yano 88
Nagasawa on for Hyodo (72)
Ito on for Fujimoto (88)
Nagia on for Honda (95)
S-Pulse marched on to the semi final of the cup in a pulsating match at a sun-bathed Nihondaira this afternoon. An excellent away support came down from Niigata for what would be the final game of 2009 for one of these two teams. S-Pulse rediscovered the art of goal scoring with both front men getting on the score sheet, but it was Arata Kodama who popped up deep in extra time first half stoppage time to volley home the goal which sent us into the cup semi final.
Highlights taken from the official Albirex channel:
Now for some personal cam captures of our goals, starting with Okazaki's opener:
Johnsen makes it two one:
Arata volleys home the winner:
All three videos courtesy of YouTube user ssnnddttyy.