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Saturday, 8 September 2012

S-Pulse 5-0 Arterivo Wakayama (Emp Cup 2nd Rnd)

Barry Barry writes 

S-Pulse 5-0 Arterivo Wakayama
Shirasaki 2, 25, 80
Ito 68
Kashiwase 91

Att 2864

Line Up

GK Hayashi

DF Jong-a-Pin
DF Inukai
DF Lee

MF Ishige
MF Muramatsu 
MF Kang
MF Hattanada

FW Shirasaki
FW Ito
FW Nabeta

Subs Used

Shibahara on for Nabeta (41)
Kashiwase on for Kang (60)
Kawai on for Shirasaki (80)


Unilke Sapporo, Kobe, Hiroshima, FC Tokyo and Tosu, we didn't get giant killed. In fact, the gulf in class was so evident, this was the closest you can get to a walkover victory in football.

A very young team (average age of 22.6) showed it's potential and overcame with ease the Kasai league opponents. Wakayama offered very little threat, managed only three shots all game, and none of them troubled Hayashi.

By a twist of footballing fate, in the next round we meet Tokyo Verdy, current club of Jymmy Franca. He'll be back at Nihondaira on October 10th. Wednesday 7pm.


 Wakayama's hardy travelling army
 Do we have the most colourful boots in the J. League? Maybe
 A Lee freekick goes close
Tomoya Inukai started after Hiraoka got hurt in the warm up - he did a sterling job


All the goals.


Amir said...

Do you mean that Jubilo should be considered as a "giant" at all?:D

Barry said...

Haha - just in context! They're as small time as it comes in J1. ;)