モンテディオ山形 ０対０ 清水エスパルス
Yamagata 0-0 S-Pulse
Hiraoka on for Arata (25)
Hara on for Fujimoto (57)
Nagasawa on for Nagai (70)
With just two starting members remaining from Sunday's defeat of Sendai, it's clear Kenta's mind is more on Gamba Osaka this Saturday than midweek Nabisco Cup group games. Only Arata and Fujimoto were in the first eleven both Sunday and today, and with rare starts given to Hiroi and Sugiyama, it was almost like watching a different team entirely. Well, it would have been if I'd watched it. I didn't. So I'll leave the match report there.
What a draw does mean is that we've still in a qualification spot in Group B and a win against Marinos next month will put us in a great position to mount our campaign to progress. Today's second clean sheet in as many starts for rookie keeper Takeda also means we've gone eight games unbeaten at the start of this season. Now someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's a record unequalled in our history.
Huge respect to each and every one of you!