Vissel Kobe’s push for the Meiji Yasuda J1 League title took a hit last week with their draw against Kashiwa Reysol, but they are back and ready to continue their assault on the top when they take on F.C.Tokyoon Saturday at 7 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
The Ushi are two points back of first place Yokohama F·Marinos after last week’s stumble, which leaves them very much in the fight for the crown. Yuya Osako still leads the league in scoring with 18 goals and his presence will make Vissel a threat every time he walks onto the pitch.
F.C.Tokyo will hope to play the spoiler, having barely failed to do so a week ago. The capital club went into stoppage time level with Marinos, nearly taking two points off the league leaders, but they conceded late. If they play like that against Vissel, but can hold on for just a few more minutes then they can still make their mark in the title race.
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.