J.League Match of the Week: FC Tokyo aim to trip up surging Gamba on their travels

J.League Match of the Week: FC Tokyo aim to trip up surging Gamba on their travels

FC Tokyo are one of Japan's fiercest attacking teams, and they’ll send that firepower at surging Gamba Osaka in a must-watch match on Sunday, which will be live on JLeague.co and broadcasters around the world.

No team in the Meiji Yasuda J1 League has scored more goals than the capital club, who have amassed 26 with an attack that has pierced defenses early in the season in seemingly every way possible.

Manager Peter Cklamovski has built around a dynamic core, which includes an array of young #NextGenJLEAGUE stars including U23 national team sensations Ryotaro Araki and Kuryu Matsuki.

But despite the excitement brewing around this exciting, youthful FC Tokyo side, it hasn't been smooth sailing as of late, with the team winless in their last three. They'll look to turn the tide against a visiting Gamba side that has oppositely quite enjoyed their football as of late.

Undefeated in their last four, with three of them wins, manager Dani Poyatos has built around a rearguard that has surrendered just 11 goals across the first 15 matchweeks — tied for the best mark in J1 — and looks completely reborn from a year ago.

Up to fourth in the league and with ambitions few would have blessed before the season as realistic, the Black and Blue are on the edge of the title race and would love nothing more than to break through to the thick of it with a win in the capital.

Can Gamba’s defense reign supreme and keep them in the chase for the top? Or will FC Tokyo’s attack prove too much and deliver them full points at Ajinomoto Stadium?

Tune in and find out in the J.League Match of the Week on Sunday at 15:00 JST.