Urawa Reds have been among the league’s top teams all season and now they’ve begun to close in on first place, moving a mere six points back of Vissel Kobe in the chase for the title. That puts the spotlight squarely on the Reds as they look to maximize every available point, beginning on Sunday at 5 pm JST when they take on Gamba Osaka in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
Urawa’s defense has been their calling card all season, having allowed the fewest goals in the league. They’ve conceded just one goal total in their current four-match unbeaten streak and will aim to keep that going to place themselves squarely in the middle of the title fight.
Gamba are aiming for a top half finish this season, which would be a massive accomplishment considering how poorly they started the campaign. They’ve been terrific since late May and will hope to finish the year with the same form. That means getting past Urawa and dealing them a blow in their title fight, but that will mean getting through the Reds’ defense.
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.