WASHINGTON, URAWA SEE OFF NAGOYA
Brazilian Striker Washington surely made a winning goal past standing keeper when Urawa Reds beat Nagoya Grampus Eight at Toyota Stadium on the 12th Day of J-League. Holger Osieck and his men are going back home to prepare to welcome an Australian club for the final game of the AFC Champions League Group Stage Next Wednesday.
Since establishing this blog, I had the first Nagoya's game seen. But I had had nothing but dissatisfaction for Grampus. Sef Vergoossen's men showed just one time fantastic performance when Shohei Abe, left side MF, found Frode Johnsen's right leg to deny Nene's opener. Effective attacking seemed to be limited a few, the one from long balls to Johnsen, another from Keisuke Honda's free-kicks, which both were invalid to the Reds defence.
On the other hand, except lack of last season's MVP Marcus Tulio Tanaka, Reds seems to be crusing almost well to advance up to the top of the table. Hope the other teams of J-League rouse themselves.
Urawa 2-1 Nagoya (19 May)