Yamazaki Nabisco Cup vs Kyoto Sanga F.C.   

2008 J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup/A 2nd sec,23 March 2008 17:00 Kick off at Kyoto Nishikyogoku Stadium

Match Result
Kyoto Sanga F.C. (3-3) Urawa Reds

Goals:19min 35min 39min EDMILSON,36min TOKUSHIGE(Kyoto),46min YANAGISAWA(Kyoto),54min WATANABE(Kyoto)


Comment of the Gert ENGELS(Team-Manager)
I think we were able to show good performance in the first half compared to previous games. The result also came together with the performance of the first half. We passed and held possession of the ball and didn’t allow the opponent to create chances. I am glad Edmilson was able to score 3 goals, including his first in Urawa Reds. Our team also desperately needed to score.

However, the second half was not good. Our players had fighting sprits but we conceded a goal after losing possession of the ball from our simple misplay and that made the game 3-2. This score gave us sense of tension. I wished someone took the leadership in controlling the game in that situation. Offense and defense switched very frequently and we could not control the game until the final whistle. We used Takasaki as our target man and delivered the ball forward for the winning goal but could not score the forth goal.

However, we were able to score our first goal of the season in this game. Considering that all our members were not here today, I can say that we were able to take one big step forward in this game.

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