Yokohama FM’s Last-Gasp Goal Secures Victory and Tops the Table
August 19, 2023 (Saturday) 22:40
In the Meiji Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Co J1 League, the 24th round took place on August 19th with six thrilling games. As the league leaders, Kobe drew their match, allowing Yokohama FM to seize the second spot and claim the top position in an exhilarating turnaround.
At their home stadium, Kobe faced Kashiwa and experienced a setback just before halftime. Yet, Yuya Osako managed to salvage a crucial point with an 82nd-minute equalizer, ending the match in a 1-1 draw. Meanwhile, Yokohama FM battled against FC Tokyo in front of their home crowd and secured an early lead through Katsuya Nagato’s goal in the 12th minute. A 2-1 victory propelled Yokohama FM to 50 points, surpassing Kobe’s 48 and reinstating themselves as the league leaders.
At Kashima’s home ground, the team faced off against Tosu, where Yuta Higuchi opened the scoring in the 26th minute. In Hiroshima’s match against Kawasaki F, newcomer Marcos Junior snatched a winning goal in the 60th minute after both teams were level at 1-1. A thrilling shootout determined the outcome, with Makoto Mitsuda delivering the decisive winning goal, securing a 3-2 victory for Hiroshima.
In a comfortable 3-0 victory, Kyoto celebrated their first goal since the arrival of Daichi Hara by defeating Sapporo. Meanwhile, Gamba triumphed over Osaka Shonan with a 2-1 scoreline, courtesy of goals from Juan Arano and Takashi Usami.
Meiji Yasuda Life League Standings – J1
- Kashima vs. Tosu
- Kyoto vs. Sapporo
- G Osaka vs. Shonan
- Kobe vs. Kashiwa
- Hiroshima vs Kawasaki F
- Yokohama FM vs FC Tokyo
August 19, 2023 (Saturday) 22:40
Kota Watanabe’s dramatic strike just before the end won Yokohama FM, who overtook the tied Kobe and rose to the top![Crynodeb: Meiji Yasuda J1 Adran 24]
Meiji Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Co J1 League played 6 games on the 24th round on the 19th, and while the leaders Kobe drew, Yokohama FM won the 2nd place, and the positions of the two teams were changed.
Kobe, who hosted Kashiwa at home, lost the lead just before the end of the first half, but Yuya Osako scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute to tie the game at 1-1. Yokohama FM, who faced FC Tokyo at home, opened the scoring with Katsuya Nagato’s goal in the 12th minute. With a 2-1 win, Yokohama FM extended their points to 50, overtaking Kobe, who scored 48, to regain the lead.
Kashima faced Tosu at home, and Yuta Higuchi scored the opening goal in the 26th minute. In the 60th minute, newcomer Marcos Junior scored the winning goal in the 60th minute when Hiroshima faced Kawasaki F at home with a score of 1-1. Makoto Mitsuda scored the winning goal and won the shootout 3-2.
Kyoto scored the first goal since joining Daichi Hara in a comfortable 3-0 win over Sapporo. Gamba beat Osaka Shonan 2-1 with goals from Juan Arano and Takashi Usami.
Meiji Yasuda Life League Situations J1
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Kashima vs. Tosu
Kyoto vs. Sapporo
G Osaka vs. Shonan
Kobe vs. Kashiwa
Hiroshima vs Kawasaki F
Yokohama FM vs FC Tokyo
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