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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

FC Tokyo 2-3 S-Pulse

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FC Tokyo 2-3 S-Pulse
Edu 18, 87 --------------------- Takagi 8
-------------------------------------  Omae 21
-------------------------------------- Novakovic 57

Att 8749
May 21st, 7pm
Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo

Line Up

GK Kushibiki

DF Jakovic
DF Hiraoka
DF Jong a Pin
DF Yoshida

MF Takeuchi
MF Kawai
MF Musaka

FW Omae
FW Takaki T
FW Novakovic (10)

Subs Used

Sugiyama on for Novakovic (78)
Takagi Y on for Takagi T (86)
Hiroi on for Tekuchi (90)

Report

A great cup tie, well fought and a win well deserved. We played some lovely stuff tonight, and while when the home team got into a bit of stride they did threaten, I thought we pretty much bossed this and were very good value for the three points. 

Takagi T can be especially pleased with his contribution, scoring one, setting up two, and curling a gorgeous shot around the keeper only to be denied by the post. He had a cracking game. His second assist was part of the highlight of the night. Kawai advanced on the FC Tokyo defense, laid the ball off to Takagi who took it to the touchline before playing the ball in for Novkovic to tap home. it was a gorgeous bit of football, and a goal worthy of winning the game.

Edu pulled a goal back to make it 2-3 going into the final srages, but we held strong and made it three out of three in Group A. You can checkout the goals below. What this win means is that with a victory at home to Kobe on Saturday we can move within touching distance of the the quarter finals.

Videos

The goals.



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