The international break is over and the Meiji Yasuda J1 League is jumping right back in with Yokohama F·Marinos’ chase for the title as the Tricolor kick off the weekend against Sagan Tosu on Friday at 7 pm JST in a match that will be streamed live on the J.League International YouTube channel.
Marinos are two points back of Vissel Kobe for the league lead, having fallen out of the top spot with consecutive losses. The Tricolor did get a bit of form back during the international break, though, winning their J.League YBC Levain Cup quarter-final tie thanks to their always-excellent attack, which scored five goals over the two legs.
Sagan have the unenviable task of trying to slow down that Marinos attack. Their defense has been pretty good this season, so they are not entirely overmatched. With a midtable finish all but assured for Sagan, they will certainly take delight in being able to make their mark on the run in by damaging the Tricolor’s title hopes.
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.