Ajax 4-0 S-Pulse
Cvitanich 25, 35, 67
MF M. Yamamoto
Muramatsu on for M. Yamamoto (46)
Alex on for Edamura (64)
K. Yamamoto on for Usui (74)
6 million Euros raised (£5.2 million) in a stunning effort from all concerned. Top work to our boys who, despite the footballing lesson, did themselves proud representing their country. I know we've had a fair few Dutch visitors through these pages over the last week or so, so I'd like to say thank you to Ajax for being such gracious hosts and looking after our team and fans. If you feel the need for a trip to Asia, you will always be welcome at Nihondaira. :)
To put the scoreline in perspective, Ajax, who are right up there going for the league title, beat the 2009 Eredivisie champions AZ by the same scoreline last month. So for a team under reconstruction, and probably jetlagged to boot, the 4-0 is nothing to be ashamed of. Well done S-Pulse - we're proud of you!
Full highlights. Some tasty play as ever from Ota. We really should have got at least one, but the gulf in class between one of the best Dutch teams and a good to middling J. League team is clear.
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