Gamba Osaka have gone from showing signs of life to a bonafide winning streak. Now the resurgent Nerazzurri are trying to stay hot when they host F.C.Tokyo on Sunday at 6 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
Gamba were losers of five in a row and sitting bottom of the table just two weeks ago, but they beat Albirex Niigata and Avispa Fukuoka in back-to-back matches and are now up to 15th place. Juan Alano scored in each win, helping lead the way as the Nerazzurri’s attack kicked up a gear to drive their good run of form.
F.C.Tokyo have been on the other side of things, having lost their last two, but the losses game to first place Vissel Kobe and second place Yokohama F·Marinos. The capital club scored twice in each game too, with Diego Oliveira scoring three of those four goals. The problem was a leaky defense, but that could be chalked up to two excellent opponents and a bounceback win this weekend would not be a surprise to anyone.
The J.League announced that up to four matches will be streamed live each week for the 2023 season, bringing one of Asia’s top league’s to fans around the world. The streams will be free to view on the J.League International YouTube channel in any country that does not have an existing rights agreement.