Marinos’ push for the top takes them to the capital

Marinos’ push for the top takes them to the capital

Yokohama F·Marinos are just three points back of Vissel Kobe for first place in the Meiji Yasuda J1 League and their quest to become the new team on top takes them to the capital this week, where they will play F.C.Tokyo on Saturday at 3 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.

The Tricolor are starting to play like the team that won last season’s title and now have their eyes dead set on making it back-to-back crowns. Anderson Lopes is in phenomenal form, having scored two more goals last week and they’ve won four of their last five to make their charge up the table.

FCT are in the opposite situation, having won just one of their last five. Their attack has been solid, but they haven’t kept a clean sheet since March 18 and have conceded 11 goals in their last five matches. Fortunately, Kuryu Matsuki is expected to return from his time captaining Japan at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, giving the capital club a little more quality in the midfield as they aim to knock off the champions

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.