Cerezo Osaka and Paris Saint-Germain gave the fans a match chock-full of entertainment at Nagai Stadium, but it was the Sakura who came out on top as the Japanese side beat the French giants, 3-2, in a terrific friendly.
PSG started quicker, with Hugo Ekitike finishing from right in front off a gorgeous ball from Warren Zaïre-Emery to put the Parisians in front after 17 minutes.
Five minutes later, the match was level through Jordy Croux. The Belgian ran in over the top, was able to pick up the ball and then eluded two retreating defenders before burying the ball in the corner.
The 1-1 scoreline held to halftime and, after the break, it was once again PSG who started quickly. This time it took them just four minutes to score as Vitinha finished a gorgeous move to put PSG back in front.
Cerezo finished stronger to capture the win, though. First, Sota Kitano equalized with an authoritative finish from 12 yards out, then Shinjii Kagawa won it 11 minutes from time when he hit a beautiful curler with the confidence you would expect from the Japanese legend.
In the end, both clubs had a fabulous evening and the fans were treated to the exciting display of football they wanted on a lovely night in Osaka.