Kashima 1-1 S-Pulse
Iwamasa 56------------------Ono 11
MF Ono (yellow 65 )
Ito on for Hyodo (59)
M. Yamamoto on for Edamura (81)
Later, because I'm on may way out. A great game, though, and one we should have won right at the death when we were two on two, but delayed with the through pass just a fraction too long. That said, Kashima hit the bar and looked way more like scoring in the second half. The result lets Nagoya extend their lead at the top after they won with an 88th minute strike. For a city of 2.1 million (three times larger than Shizuoka), and a team on the verge of their first ever J. League title, wouldn't you hope they'd attract a few more than 13027 to a game? I'm not dissing the team - they look like they fully deserve the title, and I know the team and fans will revel in it, but it's be good to see Nagoya City can get behind it's team a little more - they deserve it!
Not had a chance to write much about the game yet, so here's a video instead. If you're anything like me you'll be re-watching Ono's stunner over and again.
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