Don’t look now, but Nagoya Grampus are right in the thick of the title race. After spending most of the season hanging just a bit back of Yokohama F·Marinos and Vissel Kobe, they are now just two points back of the pair for first place and could be sitting atop the table by the end of the week.
If Nagoya are going to leap into first place, it will require beating Kashima Antlers on Sunday at 6 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
Grampus and Kashima are very similar teams. They have scored and conceded an identical number of goals and the difference in the two teams’ place in the table is only two places. Nagoya will have the advantage of the home crowd this weekend and that could make all the difference between these two teams with excellent defenses.
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.