J1 Round 16: J League Season 34
Overview of the league Round 16: September 18
This game,didn’t play played asymmetric 4-4-2 (GK, DL-DC-DC-DC, DMR – MC – OML-OMC, F-F) as usual, they used 3-5-2 formation (GK, DC-DC-DC, DMC – MC-MR – OML-OMC, F-F) against defensive tactics of the opponent.
Away team had more chances, but their spearhead Naoki Yasukawa had a difficult time to break home three backs and the goalkeeper’s good play, finally both teams earned a share of the spoils with a score 1-1.
Second placeddefeated bottom team as expected.
Japan international Yoichi Nakae scored a hattrick by only free kicks.
He also made an assist and impressed as man of the match.
The Hoops’ scoreless were two games in succession.
As for against goals, TFC are the second team in the league, it is mainly owing to their goalkeeper Gabriel Sturzu.
The Romanian is the best keeper in average rating in the league so far.
Away team red diamonds found the net twice for two minutes from the kickoff, then the match became totally an one side game.
Takiji Yamagishi contributed seven goals and made a big impact.
A 0-3 loss is a crushing defeat if the opponent is not, but that’s another story against them.
Against attacks of R.H.F who score over five goals per match, home goalkeeper Sorai Taku‘s play was worthy of praise.
Team of the Round
Yoichi Nakae‘s hattrick by free kicks were fantastic.
But Takiji Yamagishi who produced seven goals is more suitable for the prize.’s
This round, he scored two goals by free kicks, scored two goals in the run of play, and assisted three goals.