Shimizu S-Pulse 0-2 Vegalta Sendai
Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Miyagi
YELLOW CARDS Elsinho(61),Kusukami(77)
DF Elsinho, Tatsuta, Futami, Matsubara
MF Kawai, Takeuchi, Kaneko, Nishizawa
FW Dutra, Douglas
Kusukami on for Kaneko (67)
Nakamura on for Dutra (72)
Ida on for Kawai (79)
About time to press the alarm button? Probably…
Frankly speaking S-Pulse did not answer to their fans’ hopes. You could sum up the day as a wholesale rudderless wreck.
Truth to tell they missed the key role both defensively and offensively of the still injured Renato. You may have a fine-looking squad but if it cannot cement itself as a force the minute they miss a key player here is a lot to worry about.
According to Head Coach Shinoda, there was no speed, no timing, no tempo in conducting the game compared to the 90-minute stamina of their fellow strugglers Sendai. The first goal in the 20th minute started with a poor pass being intercepted and the second goal three minutes into the second half came from a poorly defended corner kick.On the other hand S-Pulse with twice as much possession and passes had 13 shots at goal, but not a single one on target.
Well, they will have to regroup quickly against their next opponents at home against Oita Trinita, a very thorny proposition, but they will be able to count of the presence of Renato.Let’s hope that the fans will have at last something to rejoice about!
Meiji Yasuda J1 League
Match day 32
Shimizu S-Pulse vs OITA TRINITA
Saturday November 23rd, 2pm
IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka