J.League vs Consadole Sapporo  

2008 J.League 1st Day 31st sec,8 November 2008 14:04 Kick off at Sapporo Dome

Match Result
Consadole Sapporo (1-2) Urawa Reds

Goals:13min DAVI, 28min TANAKA, 54min EDMILSON


Comment of the Gert Engels(Team-Manager)
It was good to win. We had a slightly different formation today. But, we did not feel so different as we had tried different formations in our practices before and our team members were used to such experiences. We started the game very smoothly. The pitch condition was excellent that we were able to play passes well. What I was concerned about was the first counter attack. I stressed the following two points regarding the opponent team before we started the game. Firstly, they have strong counter plays and secondly they have good set plays. It was unfortunate that we conceded a goal against their counter attack during the first half of the game. However, we did not lose our good rhythm after that. We were able to make good offense and Ponte had a shot that hit the goal post. Tatsuya scored a goal which made the score tied. In the second half, we all knew that we must not finish the game with a draw. I also told the team not to rush and if we kept going we would definitely score another goal. In response, Edmilson managed to get another goal. Even though we were able to win the game with the score of 2 to 1, considering the fact that we were not able to make the most out of the opportunities we had in the first half of the game, we still have another step ahead of us.

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