NAKAZAWA'S HEAD STOPS KASHIMA
Yokohama's international Yuji Nakazawa came out of the group struggling the ball in the area where Yokohama's defence-man touched the ball faster than Kashima's goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata when Dutra kicked from the corner for Yokohama at the second half. That was the moment Yokohama beat Kashima, 2-1, in Yokohama's Nissan Stadium on Wednesday, 14th Day of J-League. Despite this second lost, Kashima had stood at the top of the table yet by seven point from 2nd place Gamba Osaka.
F. Marinos performed greatly against leader Antlers. Kashima's international Mitsuo Ogasawara was limited game-making by blue defences but showed his existence in the field when he found Daiki Iwamasa's head from the corner at the first half. Takeshi Okada's men didn't become upset and supplied the ball to wings at the sides. Toninho Cerezo's men couldn't react the attacks well, and at last, allowed a diving-head of equaliser Hideo Oshima from superb Masahiro Ohashi's pass.
Into the second half, Yokohama dominated the game as same to make Nakazawa's jump. Toninho Cerezo sent substitutes off the bench after the behind, and Takuya Nozawa of Kashima recieved the ball a few times but was cancelled out by firm Yokohama's defences.
I watched Antlers' game first time this year, felt little of the strength demonstrated so far. Because it might be away-game for Kashima? Next Time I want to watch the game in Kashima, who was fallen down from the top of the table at that time, I don't know.
Kashima 1-2 Yokohama (6 Jul)