Nagoya look to bounce back in title race against Frontale

Nagoya look to bounce back in title race against Frontale

Nagoya Grampus’ title dreams were dealt a hit last week with a loss to F.C.Tokyo, but they have every intention of getting right back in the thick of it with a win over Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday at 6 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

Grampus were undone by Diego Oliveira on each side of halftime as their normally excellent defense got caught out by a terrific striker, but F.C.Tokyo were also an energetic team riding the excitement of a new manager. This week, Nagoya will be back in their home ground, in front of their fans and can probably count on their defense being much more resolute as they look to close the four-point gap to Yokohama F·Marinos atop the table.

Frontale are not in the title race, but they need a win too. Toru Oniki’s team have rebounded from a difficult start to the season and climbed to 10th in the table, a mere seven points from the top four. With the team getting closer to full health, led by the return of Leandro Damião, a second half run is very much in play and a win in Nagoya would be a big statement to that end.

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.