Cerezo Osaka 4-0 S-Pulse
Edamura on for Kobayashi (HT)
Takagi on for Ono (62)
Nagai on for Muramatsu (75)
Deary me. We were poor from start to finish and got beaten by the better team. We looked tired and bereft of ideas. Our goal difference took another blow, but we remain in 7th and... aaah, bollocks. When Cerezo scored their third I swore a bit, ordered a pizza, and checked the TV listings.
Selected comments translated back from the Japanese.
"I don't know where to start. It's been a difficult night. Especially the second half. It was a good first ten minutes, but after not being to convert our chances, it became a difficult game.
Our response to going two down was good. We pressed and created chances and when we put the second striker in we were getting back into it. But the we got hit on the counter an it was 4-0.
I want to say well done to Cerezo, but as for us we need to pick ourselves up from this and look towards the Nabisco Cup game with Kofu."