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【MATCH REPORT】S-PULSE 1-3 Yokohama F. Marinos

2017.05.29

【MATCH REPORT】S-PULSE 1-3 Yokohama F. Marinos

S-PULSE 1-3 Yokokaha F・ Marinos
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka


S=PULSE GOALS Shirasaki 50
YELLOW CARDS Shirasaki 74
RED CARDS None
ATTENDANCE 12865


LINE UP

GK Rokutan
DF Kamata, Freire, Kakuda, Matsubara
MF Musaka, Takeuchi, Duke, Shirasaki, Tiago,
FW Tese


SUBSTITUTIONS

Kitagawa on for Kamata (69)
Notsuda on for Duke (79)
Kaneko on for Musaka (89)


REPORT

The signs were all there for a great match and a first win at home this season: bright sunshine, Mount Fuji in full view and good crowd in spite of many kids away on Sports Day and a Saturday.

But it was not to be. But at least we witnessed S-Pulse go down fighting until the last minute and this time the home fans did not boo but scream their encouragements until the very last second and well beyond.

No the first half what would the story of the whole game, S-Pulse early domination was brought to nil by a combination of a counter attack and gave a soft goal to Matsubara who delivered a precise shot along the ground inside the far post.
S-Pulse fought back hard but failed due to lack of speed at the last moment and playing too a small game.

The second started with better intentions and the fans were given hope by a goal by Shirasaki who exploited an un-cleared center kick with opportunism and aplomb. The crowd were jumping up and down in released stress and joy but within the next two minutes S-Pulse lost their concentration and helplessly looked at Vieira right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Quenten Martinus’ cross.

From then on S-Pulse gamely literally assaulted Marinos goal only to see half a dozen chances parried by the opposite goalkeeper or barely missing the goal.

The game then gradually grew more tense and ill-tempered and once again it was Vieira who assassinated S-Pulse in extra time assisted by Ogihara following a fast break catching the defense away from their goal.

S-Pulse deserved more and at least a draw although they produced more than twice as many chances as their opponents, but Marinos demonstrated their high level with clinical finishing and a solid defense.

We will still have to wait for S-Pulse first home win of the season!

They will that chance during the very next game next Sunday against FC Tokyo!

Come many to support your team!

 

NEXT GAME

Levain Cup Group Stage, Game 7
S-PULSE vs FC Tokyo
Wednesday May 31th, 7pm
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka


NEXT LEAGUE GAME

Meiji Yasuda J1 League
Match day 14
S-PULSE vs FC Tokyo
Sunday June 4th, 1pm
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka