Nagoya try to move closer to AFC Champions League place in Hiroshima

Nagoya try to move closer to AFC Champions League place in Hiroshima

Nagoya Grampus have fallen to the fringes of the title race, sitting eight points off the top, but they are still in the fight to earn an AFC Champions League and they hope to bolster their case when they visit Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday at 7 pm JST in a contest that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

Nagoya are seven points off of second place, which is the final guaranteed AFC Champions League spot, but with the top two playing each other, Grampus will move closer to second place if they can take three points this weekend. That means turning around a bad run of form that has come at the worst time, with Grampus having gone five in a row without a win. The defense that is normally so stout has not kept a clean sheet in that time, putting pressure on them to regain their best form.

Sanfrecce are not an easy team to play against either. While they did lose last weekend, it was their first loss since August 5th and they have allowed just four goals in their last six matches.

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.